April 20, 2011

Poor Economics is reviewed by the Economist.

"Mr Banerjee and Ms Duflo advocate what they call a “quiet revolution”. They insist that things can be improved “at the margin”, which is an economist’s way of saying that things can get better, even if they are very bad."

and More Than Good Intentions by Jesse Anttila-Hughes.

"the pithy summary of this book would probably be something like "psychology really affects economic outcomes in developing contexts, sometimes hugely, and here's some promising early evidence.""