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Abhijit V. Banerjee, Esther Duflo

Poor Economics: Rethinking Poverty & the Ways to End it

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Imagine you have a few billion dollars and want to spend it on the poor. How do you go about it? Billions of government dollars and thousands of charitable organizations and NGOs, are dedicated to helping the world’s poor. But much of their work is based on assumptions about the poor and the world that are untested generalizations at best, harmful misperceptions at worst. Abhijit V. Banerjee and Esther Duflo have pioneered the use of randomized control trials (RCTs) in development economics through their award-winning Poverty Action Lab. They argue that by using RCTs and more generally, by paying careful attention to the evidence, it is possible to make accurate and often startling assessments on what really impacts the poor and what doesn’t. Revelatory and impassioned, Poor Economics is a pathbreaking book that will help you to understand the real causes of poverty and how to end it.

9 reviews for Poor Economics: Rethinking Poverty & the Ways to End it

  1. Prityunjay Murmu (Verified Purchase)

    This is very interesting book. Abhijit Banerjee has mentioned solutions for poverty eradications with certain examples. How the ideas he has mentioned have worked.

  2. Sovan Chakraborty (Verified Purchase)

    I think, “POOR ECONOMICS rethinking poverty & the ways to end it” by Abhijit Vinayak Banerjee & Esther Dufko is a must read book for every person, specially who worried and bothered about Indian poverty as well as world poverty. Thanks.

  3. Aman Arora (Verified Purchase)

    Its a good book but for communists. If you believe in free market economy then don’t bother to read it.

  4. avishek mitra (Verified Purchase)

    A very well written book and I found it easy to read and understand some of the underlying causes of poverty. Also it suggests how policy makers should design aid projects aimed at mitigation of poverty after consulting the affected parties.

  5. Surajit Sen (Verified Purchase)

    Received books in good condition. Ordered 10 copies for a seminar that I organized. Wanted more copies but unfortunately seller didn’t had more stock. Delivery was also done in time. Received books in Bangalore in 3 days.

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