Good Economics for Hard Times (HB)
Good Economics for Hard Times: Better Answers to Our Biggest Problems is a non-fiction book by Abhijit V. Banerjee and Esther Duflo, both professors of Economics at MIT. It was published on November 12, 2019 by PublicAffairs, Juggernaut Books and Allen Lane. The book draws from recent developments in economics research to argue solutions to the issues facing modern economies and societies around the world, including slowing economic growth, immigration, income inequality, climate change, globalization and technological unemployment. It is their second collaborative book since the publication of their book Poor Economics: A Radical Rethinking of the Way to Fight Global Poverty and their first since becoming a married couple in 2015. The book's publication comes a month after Banerjee and Duflo were jointly awarded the Nobel Prize in Economics, shared with Harvard University professor Michael Kremer.