Good Economics for Hard Times
Abhijit V. Banerjee
Two prize-winning economists show how economics, when done right, can help us solve the thorniest social and political problems of our dayThe 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 o...
May 18, 2020Banerjee and Duflo won the Nobel Memorial Prize in Economic Sciences last year, and they’re two of the smartest economists working today. Fortunately for us, they’re also very good at making economics accessible to the average person. Their newest book takes on inequality and political divisions by focusing on policy debates that are at the forefront in wealthy countries like the United States. – source