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Poor economics : barefoot hedge-fund managers, DIY doctors and the surprising truth about life on less than $1 a day

By: Banerjee, Abhijit V. Duflo, Esther

0718193660 / 9780718193669
Paperback
29/03/2012
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United Kingdom
20 cm xi, 303 pages : illustrations (black and white)
Professional & Vocational  Learn More Tertiary Education (US: College)
Reprint. Originally published: New York: PublicAffairs, 2011.

FROM THE WINNERS OF THE 2019 NOBEL PRIZE IN ECONOMICS'Refreshingly original, wonderfully insightful . . . an entirely new perspective' GuardianWhy would a man in Morocco who doesn't have enough to eat buy a television?Why do the poorest people in India spend 7 percent of their food budget on sugar?Does having lots of children actually make you poorer?This eye-opening book overturns the myths about what it is like to live on very little, revealing the unexpected decisions that millions of people make every day.

Looking at some of the most paradoxical aspects of life below the poverty line - why the poor need to borrow in order to save, why incentives that seem effective to us may not be for them, and why, despite being more risk-taking than high financiers, they start businesses but rarely grow them - Banerjee and Duflo offer a new understanding of the surprising way the world really works. Winner of the FT Goldman Sachs Business Book of the Year Award 2011

BIC:

JFFA Poverty & unemployment, KCB Macroeconomics, KCM Development economics & emerging economies

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