Undergraduate Module Descriptor

POL3263: Political Economy of Development

This module descriptor refers to the 2020/1 academic year.

Indicative Reading List

This reading list is indicative - i.e. it provides an idea of texts that may be useful to you on this module, but it is not considered to be a confirmed or compulsory reading list for this module.

Acemoglu, D. (2009). Chapter 1 of Introduction to Modern Economic Growth, Princeton.

Michalopoulos, S. and E. Papaioannou (2018). “Spatial Patterns of Development: A Meso- Approach.” Forthcoming, Annual Review of Economics.

Acemoglu, D., J. Robinson, and S. Johnson (2001). “The Colonial Origins of Comparative Development: An Empirical Investigation.” American Economic Review, 91: 1369-401.

Dincecco, M. (2017). State Capacity and Economic Development, Cambridge.

Besley, T. and T. Persson (2014). “The Causes and Consequences of Development Clusters: State Capacity, Peace, and Income.” Annual Review of Economics, 6: 927-49.

Pierskalla, J., Schultz, A. and E. Wibbels (2017). “Order, Distance, and Local Development over the Long Run.” Quarterly Journal of Political Science, 12: 375-404.

Dell, M., N. Lane, and P. Querubin (2017). “The Historical State, Local Collective Action, and Economic Development in Vietnam.” Working paper.

Acemoglu, D., C. Garcia-Jimeno, and J. Robinson (2015). “State Capacity and Economic Development: A Network Approach.” American Economic Review, 105: 2364-409.

Bates, R. (2008). “The Role of the State in Development.” In Weingast, B. and D. Wittman, eds., Oxford Handbook of Political Economy, Oxford.

Tilly, C. (1992). Chapter 3 of Coercion, Capital and European States, Blackwell.

Blaydes, L. and C. Paik (2016). “The Impact of Holy Land Crusades on State Formation: War Mobilization, Trade Integration, and Political Development in Medieval Europe.” International Organization, 70: 551-86.

Aghion, P., X. Jaravel, T. Persson, and D. Rouzet (2015). “Education and Military Rivalry.” Working paper.

Abramson, S. (2017). “The Economic Origins of the Territorial State.” International Organization, 71: 97-130.

Acemoglu, D. and J. Robinson (2017). “The Emergence of Weak, Despotic, and Inclusive States.” Working paper.

Allen, R. (1997). “Agriculture and the Origins of the State in Ancient Egypt.” Explorations in Economic History, 34: 135-54.

Lee, M. and N. Zhang (2017). “Legibility and the Informational Foundations of State Capacity.” Journal of Politics, 79: 118-32.

Herbst, J. (2000). Chapters 1 and 2 of States and Power in Africa, Princeton.

Gerring, J. D. Ziblatt, J. Van Gorp, and J. Arevalo (2011). “An Institutional Theory of Direct and Indirect Rule.” World Politics, 63: 377-433.

Michalopoulos, S. and E. Papaioannou (2018). “Pre-Colonial Ethnic Institutions and Contemporary African Development.” Econometrica, 81: 113-52.

Nunn, N. and D. Puga (2012). “Ruggedness: The Blessing of Bad Geography in Africa.” Review of Economics and Statistics, 94: 20-36.

Alesina, A., Easterly, W. and Matuszeski, J. (2011). “Artificial States.” Journal of the European Economic Association, 9: 246-77.

Acemoglu, D. and J. Robinson (2008). “Persistence of Power, Elites, and Institutions.” American Economic Review, 98: 267-93.

Rosenthal, J.L. (1990). “The Development of Irrigation in Provence, 1700-1860: The French Revolution and Economic Growth.” Journal of Economic History, 50: 615-38.

Page, S. (2006). “Path Dependence.” Quarterly Journal of Political Science, 1: 87-115.

Greif, A. and D. Laitin (2004). “A Theory of Endogenous Institutional Change.” American Political Science Review, 98: 633-52.

Haber, S., N. Maurer, A. Razo (2003). “When the Law Does Not Matter: The Rise and Decline of the Mexican Oil Industry.” Journal of Economic History, 63: 1-31.

Rajan, R. and R. Ramchuran (2016). “Constituencies and Legislation: The Fight Over the Mc-Fadden Act of 1927.” Management Science, 62: 1843-59.

Ziblatt, D. (2016). “How Did Europe Democratize?” World Politics, 58: 311-38.

Boix, C. (2011). “Democracy, Development, and the International System.” American Political Science Review, 105: 809-28.

Giuliano, P. and N. Nunn (2013). “The Transmission of Democracy: From the Village to the Nation-State.” American Economic Review: Papers and Proceedings, 103: 86-92.

Acemoglu, D., S. Naidu, P. Restrepo, J. Robinson (2016). “Democracy Does Cause Growth.” Journal of Political Economy.