BOOK REVIEWS – Good Economics for Hard Times: Better Answers to Our Biggest Problems, by Abhijit V. Banerjee and Esther Duflo, Penguin Random House, 2019, pp. 541.


Samina Khalil
Research Professor,
Applied Economics Research Center,
University of Karachi, Karachi, Pakistan.


This book is written by a couple, very eminent economists and both have won Noble Prize of Economics in 2019 for their excellent exposition of unrelenting global economic problems, addressing issues pertaining to poverty and inequality and possible solutions to alleviate them.

The common ground emerges from the discussion in the book as authors peep through the prism of certainty on various diverse contemporary debates on climate, migration, trade, economic growth and socio-economic policies. The unembellished language of the book is surely an evidence of authors’ knack of explaining the complex economic theories and complementary quantitative work with applications to hard core policy puzzles, in an effortless manner…

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