Lecture and Seminar Materials
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
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
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
(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