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'Poor Economics: The Human Toll' with Abhijit V. Banerjee and Esther Duflo
Sunday 24 May 2020, 4.30pm to 5.30pm
Online event - free admission, booking not required
Abhijit V. Banerjee and Esther Duflo were awarded the 2019 Nobel Prize for their work on poverty alleviation. They speak of the human toll of the pandemic in the world economy and the global south, and discuss measures and strategies to fight back the catastrophe, including the concept of a universal ultra basic income.
In this revolutionary book, Nobel prize-winning economists Abhijit V. Banerjee and Esther Duflo show how economics, when done right, can help us solve the thorniest social and political problems of our day. From immigration to inequality, slowing growth to accelerating climate change, we have the resources to address the challenges we face but we are so often blinded by ideology.
Original, provocative and urgent, Good Economics for Hard Times offers the new
thinking that we need. It builds on cutting-edge research in economics - and years of exploring the most effective solutions to alleviate extreme poverty - to make a persuasive case for an intelligent interventionism and a society built on compassion and respect. A much-needed antidote to polarized discourse, this book shines a light to help us appreciate and understand our precariously balanced world.
Publisher: Penguin Books Ltd