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    • Poor Economics

    • A Radical Rethinking of the Way to Fight Global Poverty
    • By: Abhijit V. Banerjee, Esther Duflo
    • Narrated by: Brian Holsopple
    • Length: 11 hrs and 29 mins
    • Unabridged
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    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. 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 lives. Their work defies certain presumptions: that microfinance is a cure-all, that schooling equals learning....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Excellent for non-economists

    • By D. Martin on 07-01-12

    Regular price: $24.47