Poor Economics

A Radical Rethinking of the Way to Fight Global Poverty

Ranked #2 in Development Economics, Ranked #9 in Macroeconomicssee more rankings.

Winner of the 2011 Financial Times/Goldman Sachs Best Business Book of the Year Award

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 that are untested generalizations at best, harmful misperceptions at worst.

Abhijit Banerjee and Esther Duflo have pioneered the use of randomized control trials in development economics. Work based on these principles, supervised by the Poverty Action Lab, is being carried out in dozens of countries....

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Bill Gates CEO/MicrosoftDoes a great job of bringing alive the complexities of poor people’s lives. (Source)

Harini Calamur @ask0704 Read his book. I don't agree with some of the things he says. But, it is a great read on understanding poverty (Source)

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