- Publisher: PublicAffairs (2011)
- ASIN: B005ZTRY82
- Average Customer Review: 4.4 out of 5 stars See all reviews (108 customer reviews)
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #13,844,405 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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The book provides excellent insights into the life of poor.
The authors are very insightful and balanced in presenting the views of these three schools and the evidence that supports these various positions.
In addition, they show that innovative program designs and rigorous evaluations can help keep corruption and inefficiency at bay.
While reading, I often found this book tedious and repetitive. Yet after I finished it, I found myself constantly recalling examples from this book. Read morePublished 10 days ago by L. Johnson
The book leads The reader sinto a journey to understand poverty seen from the perspective of the poor. Read morePublished 12 days ago by Paulo
Banerjee and Duflo write beautifully. This book is an easy read that summarizes an astounding number of studies of the microeconomics of poverty in developing countries. Read morePublished 1 month ago by A. Ghent
This was a terrific piece that looks into the how and why poor people operate the way they do. Using empirical data over a fairly impressive country set, the authors are able to... Read morePublished 2 months ago by Isaac Gardner
Is it that the institutions of a nation trap the poor in poverty? Or is it that the peronsal habits of the poor prevent aid from having any impact? Read morePublished 2 months ago by M. Heiss
great introduction to the topic, keeps your attention throughout, easy to read, drives home many important points. Read morePublished 3 months ago by zafie01
As a development professional (i.e. someone who is paid to help poor people in poor countries) I'm very happy to see how the experiences and theories of the authors meld with my... Read morePublished 3 months ago by J_Nasielski
Written in a very easy a colloquial manner, it changed my perspective on how the problem of poverty is being addressed around the world. Read morePublished 3 months ago by Diego Lim
This book convinced me of the usefulness of RCTs (randomised controlled trials) in economics. Banerjee and Duflo muster up empirical evidence to show that there are marginal dents... Read morePublished 5 months ago by Cornelius