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作者 Banerjee, Abhijit V
書名 Poor economics : a radical rethinking of the way to fight global poverty / Abhijit V. Banerjee and Esther Duflo
出版項 New York : PublicAffairs, c2011
國際標準書號 9781586487980
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館藏地 索書號 處理狀態 OPAC 訊息 條碼
 經濟所圖書館  HC59.7 B323 2011    在架上    30510100317157
版本 1st ed
說明 xi, 303 p. : ill. ; 25 cm
附註 Includes bibliographical references and index
"Billions of government dollars, and thousands of charitable organizations and NGOs, are dedicated to helping the world's poor. But much of the work they do is based on assumptions that are untested generalizations at best, flat out harmful misperceptions at worst. Banerjee and Duflo have pioneered the use of randomized control trials in development economics. Work based on these principles, supervised by the Poverty Action Lab at MIT, is being carried out in dozens of countries. Their work transforms certain presumptions: that microfinance is a cure-all, that schooling equals learning, that poverty at the level of 99 cents a day is just a more extreme version of the experience any of us have when our income falls uncomfortably low. Throughout, the authors emphasize that life for the poor is simply not like life for everyone else: it is a much more perilous adventure, denied many of the cushions and advantages that are routinely provided to the more affluent"-- Provided by publisher
主題 Economic assistance -- Developing countries
Poverty -- Prevention
Alt Author Duflo, Esther, 1972-
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