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Poor Economics to hit bookshelves in Iran

"Poor Economics" reviewed in the European Journal of Development Research

Poor Economics is reviewed by F Javier Mato Diaz in the December 2012 issue of the European Journal of Development Research.


Abhijit Banerjee argues that, even in Europe, understanding the problems of those in poverty is important to design effective policies.


The result has been growing pessimism about what Abhijit Banerjee and Esther Duflo of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology call “reluctant entrepreneurs”—poor people who run their own businesses only because they cannot find a job. “We are kidding ourselves if we think they can pave the way for a mass exit from poverty,” they wrote last year in a book called “Poor Economics”.


"The poor use up an enormous amount of their mental energy just getting by."


Die französische Forscherin Esther Duflo hat die Entwicklungsökonomie mit einem neuen Forschungsansatz revolutioniert. Mit kontrollierten Experimenten findet sie vor Ort heraus, was gegen Armut hilft - und was nicht.


KQED examines the pitfalls of current international aid programs, and advocates for a new way to think about poverty via Poor Economics.


Poor Economics is featured in a blog review of several new economics books. Read more here.


Poor Economics has been named a finalist of the Gerald Loeb Awards for Distinguished Business and Financial Journalism. Further information can be found here.


Poor Economics is featured in Kolkata's The Telegraph.