Publisher : Penguin Press; 1st edition (17 November 2020)
Language : English
Paperback : 416 pages
ISBN-10 : 0141986190
ISBN-13 : 978-0141986197
The Nobel Prize-winning economists show how, when done right, economics can help us solve the thorniest social and political problems of our 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. They cover the most essential issues, 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.They seek to reclaim this essential terrain, and offer readers an economist's view of the most pressing political issues, one that is candid about the obstacles we face but optimistic that we can find better ways to overcome them.