Good Economics for Hard Times Better Answers to Our Biggest Problems

Innbundet / 2019 / Engelsk

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ISBN13
9780241306895
Publisert
2019
Utgiver
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Allen Lane
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05, 06, U, P
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Product language
Engelsk
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Innbundet
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416
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648 gr
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240 mm
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162 mm
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37 mm
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Good Economics for Hard Times Better Answers to Our Biggest Problems

Innbundet / 2019 / Engelsk
FROM THE WINNERS OF THE 2019 NOBEL PRIZE IN ECONOMICS'Wonderfully refreshing . . . A must read' Thomas Piketty In this revolutionary book, prize-winning economists Abhijit V. Banerjee and Esther Duflo show how economics, when done right, can help us solve the thorniest social and political problems of our day. From immigration to inequality, slowing growth to accelerating climate change, we have the resources to address the challenges we face but we are so often blinded by ideology.Original, provocative and urgent, Good Economics for Hard Times offers the newthinking that we need. It builds on cutting-edge research in economics - and years of exploring the most effective solutions to alleviate extreme poverty - to make a persuasive case for an intelligent interventionism and a society built on compassion and respect. A much-needed antidote to polarized discourse, this book shines a light to help us appreciate and understand our precariously balanced world.
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Excellent, important, disarmingly down to earth . . . they seek to shed much-needed light upon the distortions that bad economics bring to public debates while methodically deconstructing their false assumptions. * Observer *Not all economists wear ties and think like bankers. In their wonderfully refreshing book, Banerjee and Duflo delve into impressive areas of new research questioning conventional views about issues ranging from trade to top income taxation and mobility, and offer their own powerful vision of how we can grapple with them. A must-read. -- Thomas Piketty, author of Capital in the Twenty-First CenturyCompelling, useful, relevant ... Banerjee and Duflo use extensive data to zoom out and show us a wider view of these human dynamics -- Bill GatesExcellent ... Few have grappled as energetically with the complexity of real life as Esther Duflo and Abhijit Banerjee, or got their boots as dirty in the process ... Readers will be captivated * The Economist *A canard-slaying, unconventional take on economics ... invigorating ... a treasure trove of facts and findings about the biggest economic issues of the day * The Times *A magnificent achievement, and the perfect book for our time. Banerjee and Duflo brilliantly illuminate the largest issues of the day, including immigration, trade, climate change, and inequality. -- Cass R. Sunstein, author of How Change HappensBanerjee and Duflo are masters of this terrain . . . Their book is as stimulating as it gets
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Two prize-winning economists show how economics, when done right, can help us solve the thorniest social and political problems of our day.
Abhijit V. Banerjee (Author) Abhijit Banerjee is the Ford Foundation International Professor of Economics at MIT and the author of Poor Economics. He has been named as one of Foreign Policy magazine's top 100 global thinkers and has served on the U.N. Secretary-General's panel on the Post-2015 Development Agenda.Esther Duflo (Author) Esther Duflo is the Abdul Latif Jameel Professor of Poverty Alleviation and Development Economics at MIT and the author of Poor Economics. Duflo is a member of the American Academy of Arts and Science, and has received numerous academic honors and prizes including the Infosys Prize, the Dan David Prize, a John Bates Clark Medal, and a MacArthur "Genius Grant" Fellowship.
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ISBN13
9780241306895
Publisert
2019
Utgiver
Vendor
Allen Lane
Aldersnivå
05, 06, U, P
Språk
Product language
Engelsk
Format
Product format
Innbundet
Sider
416
Vekt
648 gr
Høyde
240 mm
Bredde
162 mm
Tykkelse
37 mm
Se alle