Good economics for hard times / Abhijit V. Banerjee & Esther Duflo.
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- ISBN: 9781610399500
- ISBN: 1610399501
- Physical Description: x, 403 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm
- Edition: First edition.
- Publisher: New York : PublicAffairs, 2019.
- Copyright: ©2019
|Bibliography, etc. Note:||
Includes bibliographical references and index.
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MEGA : make economics great again -- From the mouth of the shark -- The pains from trade -- Likes, wants, and needs -- The end of growth? -- In hot water -- Player piano -- Legit.gov -- Cash and care -- Conclusion : good and bad economics.
"Figuring out how to deal with today's critical economic problems is perhaps the great challenge of our time. Much greater than space travel or perhaps even the next revolutionary medical breakthrough, what is at stake is the whole idea of the good life as we have known it. Immigration and inequality, globalization and technological disruption, slowing growth and accelerating climate change--these are sources of great anxiety across the world ... The resources to address these challenges are there--what we lack are ideas that will help us jump the wall of disagreement and distrust that divides us. If we succeed, history will remember our era with gratitude; if we fail, the potential losses are incalculable. In this ... book, renowned MIT economists Abhijit V. Banerjee and Esther Duflo take on this challenge"--Publisher's description.
Abhijit V. Banerjee is the Ford Foundation International Professor of Economics at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Esther Duflo is the Abdul Latif Jameel Professor of Poverty Alleviation and Development Economics in the Department of Economics at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. They are the winners of the 2019 Nobel Prize in Economics. Their previous book together is Poor Economics: A Radical Rethinking of the Way to Fight Global Poverty, winner of the 2011 Financial Times and Goldman Sachs Business Book of the Year Award.
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