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It has been years since I read a book that taught me so much.‘Poor Economics’ represents the best that economics has to offer.” Robert Solow“Abhijit Banerjee and Esther Duflo are allergic to grand generalizations about the secret of economic development. Why do they miss out on free life-saving immunizations, but pay for unnecessary drugs? Banerjee and Esther Duflo, two practical visionaries working toward ending world poverty, answer these questions from the ground.In a book the Wall Street Journal called “marvelous, rewarding,” the authors tell how the stress of living on less than 99 cents per day encourages the poor to make questionable decisions that feednot fightpoverty.an honest and readable account about the poor that stands a chance of actually yielding results.” Philanthropy Action, April 25, 2011 “Banerjee and Duflo write exceptionally well, and given that there are two of them, the voice is surprisingly singular.But the real surprise in this book is its humility.Foreword vii1 Think Again, Again 1Part I Private Lives2 A Billion Hungry People? 414 Top of the Class 715 Pak Sudarno's Big Family 103Part II Institutions6 Barefoot Hedge-Fund Managers 1337 The Men from Kabul and the Eunuchs of India: The (Not So) Simple Economics of Lending to the Poor 1578 Saving Brick by Brick 1839 Reluctant Entrepreneurs 20510 Policies, Politics 235In Place of a Sweeping Conclusion 267Acknowledgments 275Notes 277Index 295 Amartya Sen “A marvellously insightful book by two outstanding researchers on the real nature of poverty.”Steven D.Levitt“This book is a must-read for anyone who cares about world poverty.
The authors, both economists at MIT, spent 15 years in the field, running randomized controlled trials to test various approaches to combating poverty.He is the recipient of many honors and awards, including most recently the inaugural Infosys Prize in 2009, and has been an honorary advisor to many organizations including the World Bank and the Government of India.Esther Duflo is the Abdul Latif Jameel Professor of Poverty Alleviation and Development Economics at MIT.Instead they appeal to many local observations and experiments to explore how poor people in poor countries actually cope with their poverty: what they know, what they seem (or don't seem) to want, what they expect of themselves and others, and how they make the choices that they can make.Apparently there are plenty of small but meaningful victories to be won, some through private and some through public action, that together could add up to a large gains for the world's poor, and might even start a ball rolling.