In these times of fractured politics and fact-free debates, Nobel Prize-winning economists Abhijit Banerjee and Esther Duflo take a dispassionate, scientific look at some of the most charged economic issues of the day. Their studies of immigration, trade, job automation and income inequality dispel some common misunderstandings about those topics that often fuel raucous arguments. Their illuminating book is engagingly written, although one suspects it won’t do much to dissuade the most fervent partisans from their strongly held views.
About the Authors
Abhijit V. Banerjee and Esther Duflo are professors of economics at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. They are cofounders of the Abdul Latif Jameel Poverty Action Lab. Along with Michael Kremer, they won the 2019 Nobel Prize in Economics.