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Abhijit V. Banerjee, Esther Duflo

Poor Economics: Rethinking Poverty & the Ways to End it

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“Poor Economics: Rethinking Poverty & the Ways to End It” is a groundbreaking book by Abhijit V. Banerjee and Esther Duflo that challenges traditional approaches to poverty and offers fresh insights into effective strategies for poverty alleviation. Drawing from extensive research and fieldwork, the authors present a compelling analysis of the complex factors that contribute to poverty and propose innovative solutions based on empirical evidence.

Banerjee and Duflo bring a unique perspective to the study of poverty by combining economics with real-world observations and experiments. They delve into the lives of the poor, examining their behaviors, aspirations, and the constraints they face, to understand the underlying causes of persistent poverty.

Through thought-provoking case studies and rigorous analysis, the authors challenge common misconceptions and shed light on the effectiveness of various poverty interventions. They explore topics such as education, healthcare, microfinance, and social safety nets, providing insights into what works and what doesn’t in the fight against poverty.

“Poor Economics” offers a nuanced understanding of poverty, emphasizing the importance of context-specific solutions tailored to the needs of the poor. The book argues for a multidimensional approach that takes into account the social, cultural, and psychological factors that shape poverty and proposes innovative policies that can lead to sustainable change.

This book has had a significant impact on the field of development economics and has influenced policymakers, practitioners, and scholars alike. Its accessible and engaging style makes complex economic concepts accessible to a wide audience, sparking important conversations and challenging conventional wisdom surrounding poverty alleviation.

“Poor Economics” is a thought-provoking and insightful read that encourages readers to critically examine the assumptions underlying poverty and explore alternative approaches to create meaningful change. Banerjee and Duflo’s work has redefined the discourse on poverty by offering a fresh perspective based on rigorous research and compassionate understanding of the lives of the poor.

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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