7.1 Required reading
NOTE TO STUDENTS: CHECK BLAKBOARD FOR UP-TO DATE LIST. ALL MATERIALS WILL BE AVAILABLE THROUGH BLACKBOARD
Cowen and Tobarrak. Modern Principles of Economics, chapter 6 and 7.
World Bank. 2018. Poverty & Shared Prosperity 2018: Piecing Together the Poverty Puzzle (chapters 1, 2 and 3)
Jeffrey Sachs, Andrew Mellinger and John Gallup (2001). The Geography of Poverty and Wealth”. Scientific American March 2001.
Collier Paul. 2007. The Bottom Billion.
Angus Deaton. The Great Escape (part III: help)
Jared Diamond (1997). Guns, Germs, and Steel. New York: W.W. Norton & Co. Chapters 1-10.
Daron Acemoglu, Simon Johnson and James Robinson (2004). Institutions as a fundamental cause of long-run growth. Chapter 6 in Pilippe Aghion and Steven Durlauf (eds) “Handbook of Economic Growth Vl1A. Pages 385-472.
Daron Acemoglu, Simon Johnson, and James Robinson (2001), ‘The colonial origins of comparative development: An empirical investigation’, American Economic Review, 91(5):1369–1401.
Gerard Roland. 2013. Development Economics, chapters 7-11.
Banerjee and Duflo. 2012. Poor Economics: A Radical Rethinking of the Way to Fight Global Poverty.PublicAffairs (chapter 10).
World Development Report. 2008. Agriculture for Development. World Bank (chapter 4 only).
Kym Anderson, Gordon Rausser and Jo Swinnen. 2013. Political Economy of Public Policies: Insights from distortions to agricultural and food markets. Journal of Economic Literature 51(2):423-477.
Abhijit B. and L. Iyer (2005), “History, Institutions, and Economic Performance: The Legacy of Colonial Land Tenure Systems in India”, American Economic Review, 95(4): 1190-1213.
Nunn, N. and L. Wantchekon (2011), “The Slave Trade and the Origins of Mistrust in Africa”, American Economic Review, 101(7): 3221-3252.
7.2 Optional reading
The following study material can be studied voluntarily :
For useful tips & tricks on paraphrasing, citing and referencing, we strongly advise students to consult the folder ‘Citing and referencing academic sources’ in the English Blackboard environment: https://blackboard.uantwerpen.be/webapps/blackboard/content/listContentEditable.jsp?content_id=_2144769_1&course_id=_74421_1.
Dutch speaking students can consult the Blackboard course ‘Zelfstudiepakket Academische Bronverwerking’ under ‘Mijn Studie’.