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Good economics for hard times / Abhijit V. Banerjee & Esther Duflo.


Figuring out how to deal with today's critical ecnomic 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 - thjese are sources of great anxiety across the world, from New Delhi and Dakar to Paris and Washington, DC.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 revolutionary book, renowned MIT economists Abijit V. Banerjee and Esther Duflo take on this challenge, building on cutting-edge research in economics explained with lucidity and grace. Original, provocative, and urgent, Good Economics for Hard Times makes a persuasive case for an intelligent interventionism and a society built on compassion and respect. It is an extraordinary achievement, one that shines a light to help us appreciate and understand our precariously balanced world. -- From dust jacket.

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  • ISBN: 1610399501
  • ISBN: 9781610399500
  • Physical Description: x, 403 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm
  • Edition: First edition.
  • Publisher: New York : PublicAffairs, [2019]

Content descriptions

Bibliography, etc. Note:
Includes bibliographical references (pages 327-383) and index.
Formatted Contents Note:
MEGA : make economics great again -- From the mouth of the shark -- Pains from trade -- Likes, wants, and needs -- End of growth? -- In hot water -- Player piano -- -- Cash and care -- Conclusion: good and bad economics.
Subject: Economics.
Economic history > 1990-
BUSINESS & ECONOMICS / Economics / Macroeconomics.
POLITICAL SCIENCE / Public Policy / Economic Policy.
SOCIAL SCIENCE / Social Classes & Economic Disparity.
Economic history.
Economic history > 1990-

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