Good economics for hard times; better answers to our biggest problems
Publication year: 2019
Media class: Hardback
Publisher: Allen Lane
Resource type: Physical
The experience of the last decade has not been kind to the image of economists: asleep at the wheel (perhaps with the foot on the gas pedal) in the run-up to the great recession, squabbling about how to get out of it, tone-deaf in discussions of the plight of Greece or the Euro area; they seem to have lost the ability to provide reliable guidance on the great problems of the day. In this ambitious, provocative book Abhijit V. Banerjee and Esther Duflo show how traditional western-centric thinking has failed to explain what is happening to people in a newly globalised world: in short Good Economics has been done badly.
Additional information: 256 pages, 24 cm
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