Good Economics for Hard Times

Good Economics for Hard Times

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The winners of the Nobel Prize show how economics, when done right, can help us solve the thorniest social and political problems of our day.

Figuring out how to deal with today's critical economic problems is perhaps the great challenge of our time. Much greater than space travel or perhaps even the next revolutionary medical breakthrough, what is at stake is the whole idea of the good life as we have known it.

Immigration and inequality, globalization and technological disruption, slowing growth and accelerating climate change--these are sources of great anxiety across the world, from New Delhi and Dakar to Paris and Washington, DC. The resources to address these challenges are there--what we lack are ideas that will help us jump the wall of disagreement and distrust that divides us. If we succeed, history will remember our era with gratitude; if we fail, the potential losses are incalculable.

In this revolutionary book, renowned MIT economists Abhijit V. Banerjee and Esther Duflo take on this challenge, building on cutting-edge research in economics explained with lucidity and grace. Original, provocative, and urgent, Good Economics for Hard Times makes a persuasive case for an intelligent interventionism and a society built on compassion and respect. It is an extraordinary achievement, one that shines a light to help us appreciate and understand our precariously balanced world.


Baker & Taylor
Two award-winning economists demonstrate how economics, correctly applied, may help solve the most difficult social and political problems of today’s world, from migration and unemployment to free trade and political polarization. 40,000 first printing. Tour.

Publisher: New York, NY : PublicAffairs, 2019
Edition: First edition
ISBN: 9781610399500
Branch Call Number: 330 BAN 2019-11
Characteristics: x, 403 pages : illustration ; 25 cm
Additional Contributors: Duflo, Esther 1972-- Author

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