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Understanding poverty

Author: Abhijit V Banerjee; Roland Benabou; Dilip Mookherjee
Publisher: Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press, 2006.
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"Understanding poverty and what to do about it, is perhaps the central concern of all of economics. Yet the lay public almost never gets to hear what leading professional economists have to say about it. This volume brings together twenty-eight essays by some of the world leaders in the field, who were invited to tell the lay reader about the most important things they have learnt from their research that relate to  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Aufsatzsammlung
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Abhijit V Banerjee; Roland Benabou; Dilip Mookherjee
ISBN: 0195305191 0195305205 9780195305197 9780195305203
OCLC Number: 60791642
Description: lii, 443 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: Introduction and overview / Abhijit Vinayak Banerjee [and others] --
Measuring poverty / Angus Deaton --
PART I. THE CAUSES OF POVERTY --
Understanding prosperity and poverty: geography, institutions, and the reversal of fortune / Daron Acemoglu [and others] --
Colonialism, inequality, and long-run paths of development / Stanley L. Engerman, Kenneth L. Sokoloff --
The Kuznets curve: yesterday and tomorrow / Thomas Piketty --
New growth approach to poverty alleviation / Philippe Aghion, Beatriz Armendáriz de Aghion --
Globalization and all that / Abhijit Vinayak Banerjee --
The global economy and the poor / Pranab Bardhan --
The role of agriculture in development / Mukesh Eswaran, Ashok Kotwal --
Fertility and income / T. Paul Schultz --
Fertility in developing countries / Mukesh Eswaran --
Corruption and development / Jean-Jacques Laffont --
Ethnic diversity and poverty reduction / Edward Miguel --
PART II. HOW SHOULD WE GO ABOUT FIGHTING POVERTY? --
Redistribution toward low incomes in richer countries / Emmanuel Saez --
Transfers and safety nets in poor countries: revisiting the trade-offs and policy options / Martin Ravallion --
Poverty persistence and design of antipoverty policies / Dilip Mookherjee --
Child labor / Christopher Udry --
Policy dilemmas for controlling child labor / Kaushik Basu --
The primacy of education / Anne Case --
Public goods and economic development / Timothy Besley, Maitreesh Ghatak --
Intellectual property and health in developing countries / Jean Tirole --
Public policies to stimulate development of vaccines for neglected diseases / Michael Kremer --
Microinsurance: the next revolution? / Jonathan Morduch --
Credit, intermediation, and overty reduction / Robert M. Townsend --
PART III. NEW WAYS OF THINKING ABOUT POVERTY --
Poor but rational? / Esther Duflo --
Better choices to reduce poverty / Sendhil Mullainathan --
Nonmarket institutions / Kaivan Munshi --
Racial stigma: toward a new paradigm for discrimination theory / Glenn C. Loury --
Aspirations, poverty, and economic change / Debraj Ray.
Responsibility: edited by Abhijit Vinayak Banerjee, Roland Bénabou, Dilip Mookherjee.
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