书名：Good Economics for Hard Times
Two prize-winning economists 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.
Abhijit Banerjee is the Ford Foundation International Professor of Economics at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, and a co-founder and co-director of the Abdul Latif Jameel Poverty Action Lab (J-PAL). In 2011, he was named one of Foreign Policy magazine's top 100 global thinkers. Banerjee served on the U.N. Secretary-General's High-level Panel of Eminent Persons on the Post-2015 Development Agenda. He lives in Cambridge, Massachusetts.
Esther Duflo is the Abdul Latif Jameel Professor of Poverty Alleviation and Development Economics in the Department of Economics at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and a co-founder and co-director of the Abdul Latif Jameel Poverty Action Lab (J-PAL). Duflo is a member of the American Academy of Arts and Science, and has received numerous academic honors and prizes including the Princess of Asturias Award for Social Sciences (2015), the Infosys Prize (2014), the Dan David Prize (2013), a John Bates Clark Medal (2010), and a MacArthur "Genius Grant" Fellowship (2009). Duflo is a member of the President's Global Development Council and a Founding Editor of the American Economic Journal: Applied Economics, and is currently the editor of the American Economic Review. She lives in Cambridge, Massachusetts.
@ Amasia 引进的时候恐怕要删掉几句说great leap forward 的 @ Baristina 每章一个议题。移民和国际贸易非常非常棒，后面就开始水。GDP那一章，讲了几十页最后落在，诶不得而知呢。OK fine @ U KNOW WHO “The only recourse we have against bad ideas is to be vigilant, resist the seduction of the ‘obvious’, be skeptical of promises miracles, question the evidence, be patient with complexity and honest a… @ HuángJīn 主要讲了经济学粘性导致的完全市场假说很多方面无法实现。由此衍生开的很多问题，以及对移民、贫困问题的一般性想法做出了评注。最后一部分主要讲了社会政策的重要性。最近能感觉出新自由主义在逐渐退潮 @ 叶子 Insightful discussions but suggestions appear to be quite disorganized and unclear at times @ 1A7489 看了两遍，越发感觉美国药丸。准备跑路… @ peipei 书写早了啊，没赶上hardest time so far @ 年油张 有趣好读内容丰富 特别是前几章移民; trade; Unemp的部分甚至有点刷新三观 notes里留有许多有用的reference以后还可以接着作工具书 最后还有点感动 @ Annie：） A really good guide towards basic economic ideas. Fairly readable. @ Raven 写得很全面也很有趣，很多社会问题分析的点是真的很到位很精准。要做好接下去很长一段时间都会是hard time的准备，所以这本书绝对值得一读。