- Introducing Global Development
Traditional economic measures and the new economic view of development. The Millennium Development Goals.
Textbooks: Todaro M.P., Smith S.C. Economic Development, 12th Edition. Addison Wesley, ch.1-2
De Janvry A., Saudolet E. (2016). Development Economics: Theory and Practice. Routledge, ch. 1.
Sachs JD, Mellinger AD, Gallup JL. 2001. The geography of poverty and wealth. Scientific American. March; 284(3):70-5.
- Poverty, inequality and development
Measuring inequality and poverty.
Textbook: Todaro M.P., Smith S.C. Economic Development, 12th Edition. Addison Wesley, ch. 5
Foster J., Seth S., Lokshin M., Sajaia Z. 2013. A unified approach to measuring poverty and inequality. Theory and practice. The World Bank.
- Classic Theories of Economic Growth and Development
Development as growth and the linear stages theories. Structural change models. The international-dependence revolution, and the neoclassical counterrevolution.
Textbook: Todaro M.P., Smith S.C. Economic Development, 12th Edition. Addison Wesley, ch. 3
- Contemporary Models of Development and Underdevelopment
Underdevelopment as a coordination failure. The Big-Push. Amartya Sen: The capability approach.
Textbook: Todaro M.P., Smith S.C. Economic Development, 12th Edition. Addison Wesley, ch. 4
Easterly W. 2006. Reliving the 1950s: the big push, poverty traps, and takeoffs in economic development, Journal of Economic Growth, Volume 11, Issue 4, pp 289–318
- Institutions and development
Textbook: De Janvry A., Saudolet E. (2016). Development Economics: Theory and Practice. Routledge, chapter 20.
Abramovitz, M. (1986). Catching Up, Forging Ahead, and Falling Behind. Journal of Economic History, 46:2, pp. 385-406.
Acemoglu D., Smith J. The role of institutions in growth and development, Review of Economics and Institutions, 2010, vol. 1, no. 2, pp. 1-33.
Acemoglu D., Johnson S., Robinson J. 2001. The colonial origins of Comparative Development: An Empirical Investigation, American Economic Review, Vol. 91, No. 5 (Dec., 2001), pp. 1369-1401.
- Changing landscapes: Key issues for achieving sustainable development [by 2030] - in collaboration with UNCTAD (Dr. Fulvia Farinelli)
Laboratory [with individual and group exercises] on: 1. The role of the private sector in achieving the SDGs; 2. The emergence of new business models for sustainable development; 3. The importance of innovation and soft entrepreneurial skills to address the global development challenges; 4. Promoting sustainable efficiency; 5. Generating new business opportunities with social impact.
UN Global Compact (2015), Impact: Transforming Business, Changing the World, https://www.unglobalcompact.org/library/1331
Michael E. Porter and Mark R. Kramer (2011), “Creating Shared Value: How to reinvent capitalism—and unleash a wave of innovation and growth”, Harvard Business Review
Ingrid Burkett Knode (2017), Using the Business Model Canvas for social enterprise design
7.International Trade Theory and Development Strategy
Traditional trade strategies for development: Export promotion vs. import substitution. South-south trade and economic integration
Textbook: Todaro M.P., Smith S.C. Economic Development, 12th Edition. Addison Wesley, chapter 12
Harrison A. 1996. Openness and growth: A time-series, cross-country analysis for developing countries, Journal of development Economics 48 (2), 419-447
Hanson GH, Harrison A. 1999. Trade liberalization and wage inequality in Mexico, ILR Review 52 (2), 271-288.
- Multinational Enterprises, Global Value Chains, and local development.
Textbook: Todaro M.P., Smith S.C. Economic Development, 12th Edition. Addison Wesley, chapter 14
Aitken B.J., Harrison A.E. 1999. "Do Domestic Firms Benefit from Direct Foreign Investment? Evidence from Venezuela," American Economic Review, vol. 89(3), pages 605-618.
Haddad M, Harrison A. 1993. Are there positive spillovers from direct foreign investment?: Evidence from panel data for Morocco, Journal of development economics, 42 (1), 51-74.
Eskeland GS, Harrison AE. 2003. Moving to greener pastures? Multinationals and the pollution haven hypothesis, Journal of development economics, 70 (1), 1-23.
- Impact evaluation of development policies and programs
Textbook: De Janvry A., Saudolet E. (2016). Development Economics: Theory and Practice. Routledge, ch. 4.
Galiani S., Gertler P., Schargrodsky E. (2005), Water for life: The impact of the privatization of water services on child mortality, Journal of Political Economy 113(1): 83-120.
Guidolin M., La Ferrara E. 2007, Diamonds are forever, wars are not: is conflict bad for private firms?, American Economic Review, 97(5): 1978-93.