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Poor EconomicsA Radical Rethinking of the Way to Fight Global Poverty

S Their work defies certain presumptions that microfinance is a cure all that schooling euals learning that poverty at the level of 99 cents a day is just a extreme version of the experience any of us have when our income falls uncomfortably lowThis important book illuminates how the poor live and offers all of us an opportunity to think of a world beyond povertyLearn at wwwpooreconomicscom This book is not what I thought it was or what it promised it would be in the intro It is not an economic analysis of poverty I was thinking it would be in line with books like scarcity that explain the decisionmaking of poor people as a rational response to circumstances It had elements of that certainly but it was a book about development I didn t love the first half of the book but I thought the second half or third was very useful Especially their analysis of micro credit and other development projects I like their critiues of these programs even though I thought they were too tepid in critiuing the Everyone is an entrepreneur model which I think is total garbage I loved their focus at the end on structures of power I think this book could have been bigger and broader and could have connected the political economy of poverty see Jason Hickel s The Divide and other books but it was still a useful response to people like Easterly and Sachs

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Winner of the 2011 Financial TimesGoldman Sachs Best Business Book of the Year AwardBillions 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 that are untested generalizations at best harmful misperceptions at worstAbhijit Banerjee and Esther Duflo have pioneered the use of rando Poor Economics was one of the most enlightening books I had the pleasure of devouring this year I m neither an economics student nor do I profess to have any knowledge regarding the subject What I have is a keen interest in everything unknown to me And this was book sure opened me up to a new cognizanceOn average the poor people live on 99 cents per day The fact which is shocking by itself also puts them at a great disadvantage because of a lack of resources and knowledge To elevate global poverty we need to learn how their lives look like to the choices they make so that the government can frame policies in a way that doesn t just look good on paper but they work practically tooFrom their research in the Poverty Action lab along with fieldwork Abhijit Banerjee and Esther Duflo do an outstanding job of explaining the behavior of poor people and reason for their status uo They use conclusions and evidence drawn from the randomized control trial to explain the steps that can be taken to steer them on the right courseThis book reads like a textbook that combines the research work illustrated using graphs with anecdotes in a very interesting manner As I said before I did not know of this subject but reading this book has opened my perspective about looking at poverty You don t need an economics background to understand the insights from the book so I highly recommend reading itSee on Instagram Zawieszenie niewiary enlightening books I had the pleasure of devouring this year I m neither an Healing Sex economics student nor do I profess to have any knowledge regarding the subject What I have is a keen interest in Spark (Stronger, everything unknown to me And this was book sure opened me up to a new cognizanceOn average the poor people live on 99 cents per day The fact which is shocking by itself also puts them at a great disadvantage because of a lack of resources and knowledge To Wonder Woman and Philosophy elevate global poverty we need to learn how their lives look like to the choices they make so that the government can frame policies in a way that doesn t just look good on paper but they work practically tooFrom their research in the Poverty Action lab along with fieldwork Abhijit Banerjee and Esther Duflo do an outstanding job of Sozialismus Und Kapitalistische Gesellschaftsordnung explaining the behavior of poor people and reason for their status uo They use conclusions and Sponsor. Tom 1 (Sponsor, evidence drawn from the randomized control trial to Dragons Bride (The Dragon and the Scholar explain the steps that can be taken to steer them on the right courseThis book reads like a textbook that combines the research work illustrated using graphs with anecdotes in a very interesting manner As I said before I did not know of this subject but reading this book has opened my perspective about looking at poverty You don t need an Absolute Banking English economics background to understand the insights from the book so I highly recommend reading itSee on Instagram

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Mized control trials in development economics Work based on these principles supervised by the Poverty Action Lab is being carried out in dozens of countries Drawing on this and their 15 years of research from Chile to India Kenya to Indonesia they have identified wholly new aspects of the behavior of poor people their needs and the way that aid or financial investment can affect their live Note to Self to include this when writing a full blown review for this bookI recently read an article published in NY Times on how women economists are NOT recognized for their work when they co author it with another a male economist The article goes on to explain how the bias is deep entrenched in the field of economics Recently I was having a conversation with a friend working in the field of finance on the Indian economy and particularly about the drought which has hit most states check the second link and I made a reference to this book on how Indian institutions are going weak He instantly recognized the book and told me the name of the author as Abhijit When I told him that the book has another author named Esther he just uipped almost spontaneously that perhaps the co author would have just helped the other author in finishing up the main work and perhaps that s why her name almost never shows up Even good reads shows the author only as Abhijit V Banerjee if you find it changed have it done by me This has nothing to do with this book but says a lot about the field of finance and economicsIf people can make cliches and sweeping assumptions on the work of an author just on the basis of their gender just consider how grave and ignorant their assumptions would be on the topic of poverty which most of us just read see and empathize about but never have underwent it ourselves or have studied about it from the ground This books helps one to break all such cliches rhetoric and generalizations and provides an honest account and solutions to what goes on in the ground realityVery Highly Recommended NY Times article About the drought on India


10 thoughts on “Poor EconomicsA Radical Rethinking of the Way to Fight Global Poverty

  1. says:

    Poor Economics doesn't simply offer a unilateral view of how to fight global poverty; rather this book offers views from both sides of the foreign aid debate ie Sachs v Easterly and provides examples of different organizations that have dealt with attacking poverty on both small and large scales There are five key takeaways from Poor Economics with regard to any localized campaigns attempting to improve the lives of the poor1 Individuals

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    Poor Economics was one of the most enlightening books I had the pleasure of devouring this year I'm neither an economics student nor do I profess to have any knowledge regarding the subject What I have is a keen interest in everything unknown to me And this was book sure opened me up to a new cognizanceOn average the poor people live on 99 cents per day The fact which is shocking by itself also puts them at a great di

  3. says:

    So This is an economics bookA rumbling sound is heard as ninety percent of the people reading this review frantically jiggle their mice in an effort to click another link on this page Any link Even an ad for laundry detergentOk hell

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    Note to Self to include this when writing a full blown review for this bookI recently read an article published in NY Times on how w

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    This is one of the best pop economics books I have read in a very long time Such books typically follow the same recipe top academic seeks recognition outside the profession and writes the book propounding the theory enlisting in support loads of evidence consistent with the theory and curiously brushing offforgetting to mention most of any evidence even vaguely incompatible with the main argument of the book The book

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    This kind of book can be annoying as popular social science tends to fall into one of two camps The first are those that just repeat a single idea over an over again eg The Tipping Point The second are those that simply rehash 101 textbooks adding a few kooky examples or anecdotes eg The Undercover EconomistTo some extent this book is vulnerable to both those criticisms The authors make a big push on the importance of em

  7. says:

    Disappointing I was very eager to read about rigorous studies that determine what works for fighting poverty But the authors somehow kept getting off track from this desperately important concept I still think the work of t

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    This book is not what I thought it was or what it promised it would be in the intro It is not an economic analysis of poverty I was thinking it would be in line with books like scarcity that explain the decisionmaking of poor people as a rational response to circumstances It had elements of that certainly but it was a book about development

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    Radical Through my ratings reviews and edits I'm providing intellectual property and labor to com Inc listed on Nasda which fully owns Goodreadscom and in 2013 posted revenues for 74 billion and 274 million profits Intellectual property and labor reuire compensation com Inc is also reuested to provide assurance that its employees and contractors' work conditions meet the highest health and safety standards at all the co

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    I mentioned this book on my blog here and now I finally read it I'll admit I was a little disappointed that the book wasn't as detailed as her l

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