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4.37 out of 54.37 out of 54.37 out of 54.37 out of 54.37 out of 5 4.37 (19 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Abhijit V. Banerjee, Esther Duflo Narrator: Brian Holsopple Publisher: Highbridge Audio Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: January 2012 ISBN: 9781611747522
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Two highly regarded economists relay 15 years of research into a smart, engaging investigation of the real nature of global poverty and why current approaches to addressing it miss the mark. Download and start listening now!

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  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Anil Swarup | 2/20/2014

    " The book brings forth research based ground reality. Amazingly well written and provides deep insight into what is wrong in our understanding of the poor. The book does not merely thrive on analyses and diagnosis alone. It even suggests some "do-able" solutions. A must read for all the policy makers an those that are ineterested in promoting the interests of the poor. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Nora | 2/10/2014

    " A comprehensive overview of current aid trends and best practices. Lacks a prescription because the best advice is that aid policies shouldn't be universal - what works in one situation may not work in another, and thus each example needs specialized and individualized attention. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Eric | 2/2/2014

    " I kept hoping to hear the silver bullet to best attack poverty, whereas the point was that there isn't one. Some strategies help some people in some circumstances and this book looks at the numbers to illustrate that "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Ben Jaques | 1/28/2014

    " J-PALers who read this, don't judge me! I'm a little ashamed that it's taken me this long to read that my bosses and colleagues put so much work into and is a core piece in what J-PAL does. But, eh! I did finish it! Superb overview of a lot of the work that is going on in development economics and clearly describes a modest and hopeful view of poverty alleviation. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Jeff Dewitt | 1/14/2014

    " This is an incredibly well written account of the struggles and the achievements of developing economics. Highly recommend reading this book, prior to all by Sachs or Easterly. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Tam | 1/8/2014

    " A wonderful read. Instead of trying to find a universal, one-time solutions or principles/formulas like other lame books, this one delivers valuable lessons about working from the bottom up, with specific cases. Very informative and challenging material, yet it could have been better if the book can expand its examples' scope. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Lambert | 1/1/2014

    " Amazing book. It is not poor economics at all. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Jesse | 12/21/2013

    " Very insightful and often counterintuitive. Really important addition to economic literature on developing economies and eminently readable. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Omar | 12/21/2013

    " A much needed book on how we can tackle the issue of poverty utilizing studies on what has worked in the past. What makes this book stand out is the 'on the field' analysis that Banerjee and Duflo use. It looks at the effectiveness of programs by considering how people on the ground will utilize them. A powerful read and inspiring for anyone in the field of development economics or nonprofit orgs. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Kim | 11/23/2013

    " Fantastic insight into why the poor makes the decisions they do, and what creates the right incentives and what does not. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Matthew Yglesias | 9/5/2013

    " Really brilliant, though-provoking ideas about the economic problems facing the world's poorest people drawn from rigorous empirical research. The writing is clear and non-technical, if a bit stilted at times. You'll learn a lot. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Jeremy L | 7/21/2013

    " Slightly data intensive but provides great analysis of various methods of philanthropy and attempts to relieve the cycle of poverty. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Joyce Meng | 4/17/2013

    " One of my favorite books on understanding incentives affecting the behavior of the poor "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Chase | 12/13/2012

    " This book is a good introduction to randomized control trials and a lot of the research that has been done on poor communities using this methodology. I liked its conclusion, about how we can make a difference at the margin with evidence-based interventions. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Thomas | 8/3/2012

    " Authors conducted research on the economics of poverty and discovered some things about the poor that are contrary to "conventional wisdom." I disagree with their solutions, however, which usually involves government intervention in some way. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Jose Paul | 5/17/2012

    " Very good analysis of the economic reality of 90% of humanity. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Sanne Terlingen | 3/20/2012

    " One of the better books on development Aid. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Sadee Hansen | 2/23/2012

    " Enlightening and innovative ways to think about and attack the issue of development world wide "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Kurishin | 1/29/2012

    " Filled with partially developed ideas and opinions that frequently lack meaningful statistical backing, this book nonetheless has value because it does generate original ideas about longstanding problems. "

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About the Narrator

Brian Holsopple has been in the voice-over and audio business for more than twenty years. His commercial client list includes Discover Channel, Virginia Lottery, and City Bank of Texas, among others. A winner of the 2007 Publisher’s Weekly Audiobook Award, he has narrated books for Arthur C. Clarke, Henry Wiencek, and Jay Rubenstein.