Required Readings

Acemoglu, D., & Robinson, J. A. (2012). Why nations fail: The origins of power, prosperity, and poverty. Crown Books.

Andrews, M., Pritchett, L., & Woolcock, M. (2017). Building state capability: Evidence, analysis, action. Oxford University Press.

Baldwin, R. (2019). The Globotics Upheaval: Globalization, Robotics, and the Future of Work. Oxford University Press.

Blinder, A. S. (2013). After the music stopped: The financial crisis, the response, and the work ahead. Penguin.

Brynjolfsson, E., & McAfee, A. (2014). The second machine age: Work, progress, and prosperity in a time of brilliant technologies. WW Norton & Company.

De Soto, H. (2000). The mystery of capital: Why capitalism triumphs in the West and fails everywhere else. Basic Civitas Books.

Deaton, A. (2013). The great escape: health, wealth, and the origins of inequality. Princeton University Press.

Detter, D., & Fölster, S. (2017). The Public Wealth of Cities: How to Unlock Hidden Assets to Boost Growth and Prosperity. Brookings Institution Press.

Duflo, E., & Banerjee, A. (2011). Poor economics. PublicAffairs.

Glaeser, E. (2011). Triumph of the City. Pan.

Haque, N. U. (2017). Looking Back: How Pakistan became an Asian Tiger in 2050. KITAB.

Harari, Y. N. (2014). Sapiens: A brief history of humankind. Random House.

Hidalgo, C. (2015). Why information grows: The evolution of order, from atoms to economies. Basic Books.

Jacobs, J. (1961). The death and life of great American cities. Vintage.

Jacobs, J. (1969). The economy of cities. Vintage.

Johnson, S. (2011). Where good ideas come from: The natural history of innovation. Penguin.

Mokyr, J. (2016). A culture of growth: the origins of the modern economy. Princeton University Press.

Rajan, R. (2019). The Third Pillar: How Markets and the State Leave the Community Behind. Penguin Press.

Ronnlund, A. R., Rosling, H. & Rosling O. (2018). Factfulness – ten reasons why we are wrong about the world and why things are better than we think. Flatiron Books.

Schwab, K. (2017). The fourth industrial revolution. Currency.

Sen, A. (1999). Development as freedom. Alfred A. Knopf.

Thaler, R. H., & Sunstein, C. R. (2009). Nudge: Improving decisions about health, wealth, and happiness. Penguin.

Tirole, J. (2017). Economics for the common good. Princeton University Press.

Warsh, D. (2007). Knowledge and the wealth of nations: A story of economic discovery. WW Norton & Company.

Wolf, M. (2014). The shifts and the shocks: What we’ve learned–and have still to learn–from the financial crisis. Penguin.