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Good Economics for Hard Times: Better Answers to Our Biggest Problems

Good Economics for Hard Times: Better Answers to Our Biggest Problems (Hardback)

By Banerjee, Abhijit V.
By Duflo, Esther

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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 a...rea; 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 globalized world- in short Good Economics has been done badly. This precise but accessible book covers many of the most essential issues of our day, including why migration doesn't follow the law of supply and demand, why trade liberalization can drive unemployment up and wages down and why nobody can really explain why and when growth happens. In doing so, they seek to reclaim this essential terrain, and to offer readers an economist's view of the most pressing issues of the day, one that is candid about the complexities, the zones of ignorance, and the areas of genuine disagreement.
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ISBN 9780241306895
Released AU 19 Nov 2019
Publisher Penguin
Format Hardback
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ISBN-13 9780241306895
Stock Available
Status Reprinting locally, In Stock Internationally
Publisher Penguin
Imprint Allen Lane
Released 19 Nov 2019
Publication Country United Kingdom United Kingdom
Format Hardback
Author(s) By Banerjee, Abhijit V.
By Duflo, Esther
Category Globalization
Economic Theory & Philosophy
International Economics
Political Economy
Number of Pages 416
Dimensions Width: 162mm
Height: 240mm
Spine: 37mm
Dewey Code 330
Weight 648g
Interest Age 19+ years
Reading Age 19+ years
Library of Congress Economics, Globalization
NBS Text Economics: Professional & General
ONIX Text College/higher education;Professional and scholarly