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The Resource Poor economics : a radical rethinking of the way to fight global poverty, Abhijit V. Banerjee and Esther Duflo

Poor economics : a radical rethinking of the way to fight global poverty, Abhijit V. Banerjee and Esther Duflo

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Poor economics : a radical rethinking of the way to fight global poverty
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Poor economics
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a radical rethinking of the way to fight global poverty
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Abhijit V. Banerjee and Esther Duflo
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eng
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"Billions of government dollars, and thousands of charitable organizations and NGOs, are dedicated to helping the world's poor. But much of the work they do is based on assumptions that are untested generalizations at best, flat out harmful misperceptions at worst. Banerjee and Duflo have pioneered the use of randomized control trials in development economics. Work based on these principles, supervised by the Poverty Action Lab at MIT, is being carried out in dozens of countries. Their work transforms certain presumptions: that microfinance is a cure-all, that schooling equals learning, that poverty at the level of 99 cents a day is just a more extreme version of the experience any of us have when our income falls uncomfortably low. Throughout, the authors emphasize that life for the poor is simply not like life for everyone else: it is a much more perilous adventure, denied many of the cushions and advantages that are routinely provided to the more affluent"--
Summary
"Billions of government dollars, and thousands of charitable organizations and NGOs, are dedicated to helping the world's poor. But much of the work they do is based on assumptions that are untested generalizations at best, flat out harmful misperceptions at worst. Banerjee and Duflo have pioneered the use of randomized control trials in development economics. Work based on these principles, supervised by the Poverty Action Lab at MIT, is being carried out in dozens of countries. Their work transforms certain presumptions: that microfinance is a cure-all, that schooling equals learning, that poverty at the level of 99 cents a day is just a more extreme version of the experience any of us have when our income falls uncomfortably low. Throughout, the authors emphasize that life for the poor is simply not like life for everyone else: it is a much more perilous adventure, denied many of the cushions and advantages that are routinely provided to the more affluent"--
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10009554
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Banerjee, Abhijit V
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339.4/6091724
Index
index present
LC call number
HC59.7
LC item number
.B323 2011
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non fiction
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bibliography
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1972-
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Duflo, Esther
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True
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  • Economic assistance
  • Poverty
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adult
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a radical rethinking of the way to fight global poverty
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Poor economics : a radical rethinking of the way to fight global poverty, Abhijit V. Banerjee and Esther Duflo
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Includes bibliographical references and index
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2010050938
Dimensions
25 cm.
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
xi, 303 p.
Isbn
9781586487980
Lccn
2010050938
Label
Poor economics : a radical rethinking of the way to fight global poverty, Abhijit V. Banerjee and Esther Duflo
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Control code
2010050938
Dimensions
25 cm.
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
xi, 303 p.
Isbn
9781586487980
Lccn
2010050938

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