It has been years since I read a book that taught me so much.
‘Poor Economics’ represents the best that economics has to offer.” Robert Solow“Abhijit Banerjee and Esther Duflo are allergic to grand generalizations about the secret of economic development.
Banerjee and Esther Duflo Review of Economic Studies, 2014, vol.
81, issue 2, 572-607 Abstract: This article uses variation in access to a targeted lending program to estimate whether firms are credit constrained.
an honest and readable account about the poor that stands a chance of actually yielding results.” Philanthropy Action, April 25, 2011 “Banerjee and Duflo write exceptionally well, and given that there are two of them, the voice is surprisingly singular.
One is “Poor Economics,” by Abhijit Banerjee and Esther Duflo…Date: 2014 References: Add references at Cit Ec Citations View citations in Econ Papers (24) Track citations by RSS feed Downloads: (external link) (application/pdf) Access to full text is restricted to subscribers.Related works: This item may be available elsewhere in Econ Papers: Search for items with the same title.It is gloriously instructive, and bracing testimony in itself to the gold standard of the Enlightenment: the scientific method.The authors, both economists at MIT, spent 15 years in the field, running randomized controlled trials to test various approaches to combating poverty.