The winners of the Nobel Prize in Economics upend the most common hypotheticals about how economics works in this absorbing and disruptive portrayal of how poor people actually live. Why do the poor adopt to save? Why do they miss out on free life- saving immunizations, but pay for gratuitous medicines? In Poor Economics, AbhijitV. Banerjee and Esther Duflo, two award- winning MIT professors, answer these questions grounded on times of field exploration from around the world. Called" marvelous, satisfying" by the Wall Street Journal, the book offers a radical redefining of the economics of poverty and an intimate view of life on 99 cents a day. Poor Economics shows that creating a world without poverty begins with understanding the diurnal opinions facing the poor.