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Lecture and Seminar Materials


WEEK 1

TOPICS AND LECTURE SLIDES

Topic 1: Economic development, economic growth and how they differ  
Topic 2: Economic growth  
Topic 3: Natural resources  
Topic 4: Conflict  

JOURNALS

Civil War  
Civil War  
Repression or Civil War  
Accounting for Growth: Comparing China and India  
The Political and Economic Challenges of Natural Resource Wealth  
What Have We Learned about the Resource Curse?  
Natural Resources: Curse or Blessing?  
Economic Development: Overview  
The Conflict Trap  
Saving, Capital Accumulation and Output  
Economic Growth

ADDITIONAL MATERIAL

Reading List  

WEEK 2

LECTURE SLIDES

Poverty Traps and Credit Markets  

Insurance and Social Networks  

JOURNALS

Poverty Impedes Cognitive Function  

The Economic Costs of Low Caloric Intake: Evidence from India  

Barriers to Household Risk Management: Evidence from India  

Returns to Capital in Microenterprises: Evidence from a Field Experiment  

WEEK 3

Topic 1: The Role of the State in Development (3 hours of lectures and 1 seminar)

On the origins of state formation, Incentives for Investment and prosperity/development: Main Reading (PDF, free to download): Marcur Olson’s: Dictatorship, Democracy and Development.

On the role of the bureaucracy in development: Main Reading (PDF, free to download): Avinash Dixit: Bureaucracy, Its Reform and Development

General Readings:

(PDF Version, free to download): World Bank’s 1997 World Development Report: The State in a Changing World

Book to buy for post WSS if interested in further reading after WSS: Robert Bates’s Prosperity and Violence

Topic 2: Gender and Development (3 hours of lectures and 1 seminar)

Women’s Bargaining Power, Resource Allocations and Development Outcomes: Main Reading (PDF, free to download): Cheryl Doss’s: Intrahousehold Bargaining and Resource Allocation in Developing Countries

General Reading: (PDF Version, free to download): World Bank’s 2012 World Development Report: Gender Equality and Development