We will possibly add other readings as we go along. I will highlight key readings in each topic as we proceed through the course.
Informal labour markets
Harris, John R., and Michael P. Todaro. 1970
“Migration, Unemployment, and Development:
A Two-Sector Analysis.” American Economic Review
Lewis, W. Arthur. 1954. “Economic Development
with Unlimited Supplies of Labor.”
Manchester School of Economic and Social Studies 22(2): 139–91.
Freeman Richard B. Labor Regulations, Unions, and Social Protection in Developing Countries: Market Distortions or Efficient Institutions? Chapter 70 in the Handbook of development Economics, Volume 5, 2010 Elsevier
Informality Revisited, William F. Maloney (2003) POLICY RESEARCH WORKING PAPER 2965, World Bank
Fields Gary S. (2007) Employment in Low-Income Countries: Beyond Labor Market Segmentation? In Pierella Paci and Pieter Serneels, eds., Employment and
Shared Growth. (Washington: World Bank).
El Badaoui, E,Strobl, E,Walsh, F; (2010) 'The formal sector wage premium and firm size'. Journal of Development Economics, 91:37-47.
Meghir, Costas, Renata Narita and Jean-Marc Robin. 2015. "Wages and Informality in Developing Countries." American Economic Review, 105(4):1509-46.
The Lewis Model: A 60-Year Retrospective , Douglas Gollin , Journal of Economic Perspectives—Volume 28, Number 3—Summer 2014—Pages 109–126
Rafael La Porta and Andrei Shleifer “Informality and Development” Journal of Economic Perspectives—Volume 28, Number 3—Summer 2014—Pages 109–126
De Soto, Hernando. 2000. The Mystery of Capital: Why Capitalism Triumphs in the West and Fails Everywhere Else. New York: Basic Books.
Ray, Debraj Development Economics, Princeton University Press, 1998 chapters 11-12
Sharecropping in History and Theory, Joseph D. Reid, Jr.
Source: Agricultural History, Vol. 49, No. 2 (Apr., 1975), pp. 426-440
“Theories of sharecropping” Nirvikhar Singh, (2000) in: Readings in Development Economics volume 1: Micro Theory. Eds. Pranab Bardhan & Christopher Udry.
Abhijit V. Banerjee, Paul J. Gertler and Maitreesh Ghatak (2002)“Empowerment and Efficiency: Tenancy Reform in West Bengal” Source: Journal of Political Economy, Vol. 110, No. 2 (April ), pp. 239-280
Abhijit Banerjee and Lakshmi Iyer (2005) “History, Institutions, and Economic Performance: The Legacy of Colonial Land Tenure Systems in India” The American Economic Review Vol. 95, No. 4 (Sep.), pp. 1190-1213
de Janvry, Alain, Kyle Emerick, Marco Gonzalez-Navarro, and Elisabeth Sadoulet. 2015. "Delinking Land Rights from Land Use: Certification and Migration in Mexico." American Economic Review, 105 (10): 3125-49
Field, Erica. “Entitled to Work: Urban Property Rights and Labor Supply in Peru.” The Quarterly Journal of Economics, vol. 122, no. 4, 2007, pp. 1561–1602.
Sebastian Galiani, Ernesto Schargrodsky, (2010) “Property rights for the poor: Effects of land titling”,Journal of Public Economics, Volume 94, Issues 9–10, 2010, Pages 700-729
Markus Goldstein and Christopher Udry (2008) “The Profits of Power: Land Rights and Agricultural Investment in Ghana” Journal of Political Economy, Vol. 116, No. 6 (December 2008), pp. 981-1022
Migration and Development
Borjas, George (2015) “Immigration and Globalization: A Review Essay” Journal of Economic Literature, 53(4), 961-974
Clemens, M. A. (2011). Economics and emigration: Trillion-dollar bills on the sidewalk? Journalof Economic Perspectives, 25(3):83–106.
Collier, Paul, (2013) Exodus: How Migration is Changing Our World , Oxfor Unicversity Press
Ruhs, Martin (2015) The Price of Rights: Regulating International Labor Migration, Princeton University Press
Dustmann, Christian and Ian Preston, (2018)“Free Movement, Open Borders and the Global Gains from Labor Mobility”, CReAM Working Paper
Kennan John (2013) “Open Borders” Review of Economic Dynamics” 16, L1-L13
International Migration report (2017) United Nations
Alesina Alberto, Armando Miano & Stefanie Stantcheva (2018) “Immigration and Redistribution” NBER working paper 24733
NEW DATA, NEW DOUBTS: A COMMENT ON BURNSIDE AND DOLLAR’S “AID, POLICIES, AND GROWTH” (2000) A Reply to New Data, New Doubts: A Comment on Burnside and Dollar’s Aid, Policies, and Growth By Craig Burnside and David Dollar
(This is Burnside & Dollars reply to Easterly’s criticisms)
COUNTING CHICKENS WHEN THEY HATCH: TIMING AND THE EFFECTS OF AID ON GROWTH Michael A. Clemens, Steven Radelet, Rikhil R. Bhavnani and Samuel Bazzi, The Economic Journal (2012) , 122 ( June), 590–617.
“The effect of aid on growth: evidence froma Quasi-experiment” Sebastian Galiani1 , Stephen Knack Lixin, Colin Xu, Ben Zou, Econ Growth (2017) 22:1–33
“The limitations of randomised controlled trials” Angus Deaton, Nancy Cartwright 09 November 2016http://voxeu.org/article/limitations-randomised-controlled-trials
Poor Economics: A radical Rethinking of the Way to Fight Global Poverty
Abhijit V. Banerjee and Esther Duflo, Public Affairs books (2011)