Good Economics for Hard Times

Good Economics for Hard Times Review

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.

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  • Jason Furman

    This book has a huge amount of good economics. It surveys a wide range of areas: labor, tax, growth, politics, immigration, trade, and generally provides up-to-date discussions of some of the latest l...

  • Thomas Rososchansky

    First I need to get this out of my system: incredibly funny to me that it’s taken us this long before the Nobel prize winners for economics of the year were two motherfuckers who simply asked “wha...

  • Ryan Boissonneault

    Aristotle warned us against expecting more precision from a subject than it allows. As Aristotle wrote, “for it is the mark of an educated mind to seek only so much exactness in each type of inquiry...

  • Anandh Sundar

    The book gives anecdotes from RCT(randomized trials) and research papers, to provide their supposedly objective view on how to perceive economics's impact on those adversely impacted by globzliation. ...

  • Ietrio

    How Evolution has generated Intelligent Design from the religious crowd, this is the apologetics of the Big Brother. Of course everyone will be better, in Heavens of course....

  • Marks54

    This is a book by the two most recent winners of the Nobel Prize for economics. They are husband and wife and they have made their careers by studying economics largely among poor people (a southern r...

  • Binit Agrawal

    A must read for our times. It deals with most of the problems our politics, society, environment and economy (across the world) are facing. It discusses the problems and proposes reasoned solutions fo...

  • Ankit

    Abhijit Bannerjee and Esther Duflo open their book with an admission: It is “a book about where economic policy has failed, where ideology has blinded us, where we have missed the obvious”. Howeve...

  • Angelo Lisboa

    Abhijit Banerjee and Esther Duflo are two of the most influential Economists in the world and 2019 Nobel Laureates due to their outstanding work in Development Economics.This book is divided in few lo...

  • Carl Lens

    Economists might have the most important profession for the next couple of decades. The perspectives of this book shows the economics behind a lot of the most pressing problems of our times like wellb...