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Reading List

Required Reading for Economics 311

Banerjee, Abhijit and Esther Duflo. Poor Economics: A Radical Rethinking of the Way to Fight Global Poverty New York: PublicAffairs, 2011.

Recommending Reading List

Acemoglu, Daron and James Robinson. Why Nations Fail. New York: Crown Business, 2012.

Beah, Ishmael. A Long Way Gone: Memoirs of a Boy Soldier. New York: Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 2007.

Collier, Paul. The Bottom Billion: Why the Poorest Countries are Failing and What Can Be Done About It. Oxford: Oxford UP, 2007.

Collier, Paul. The Plundered Planet: Why We Must–and How We Can–Manage Nature for Global Prosperity. Oxford: Oxford UP, 2010.

Collier, Paul. Wars, Guns, and Votes: Democracy in Dangerous Places. New York: Harper, 2009.

Demick, Barbara. Nothing to Envy: Ordinary Lives in North Korea. New York: Spiegel & Grau, 2009.

Easterly, William. The Elusive Quest for Growth: Economists’ Adventures and Misadventures in the Tropics. Cambridge, MA: MIT, 2002.

Easterly, William. Reinventing Foreign Aid. Cambridge, MA: MIT, 2008.

Easterly, William. The White Man’s Burden: Why the West’s Efforts to Aid the Rest Have Done So Much Ill and So Little Good. New York: Penguin, 2006.

Friedman, Thomas L. Hot, Flat, and Crowded: Why We Need a Green Revolution–and How It Can Renew America. New York: Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 2008.

Friedman, Thomas L. The World Is Flat: A Brief History of the Twenty-first Century. New York: Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 2005.

Karlan, Dean, and Jacob Appell. More Than Good Intentions: How a New Economics Is Helping to Solve Global Poverty. New York: Dutton Adult, 2011.

Kristof, Nicholas D., and Sheryl WuDunn. Half the Sky: Turning Oppression into Opportunity for Women Worldwide. New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 2009.

Mortenson, Greg, and David Oliver. Relin. Three Cups of Tea: One Man’s Mission to Promote Peace . . . One School at a Time. New York: Penguin, 2007.

Mortenson, Greg. Stones into Schools: Promoting Peace with Education in Afghanistan and Pakistan. New York: Viking, 2009.

Sachs, Jeffrey. Common Wealth: Economics for a Crowded Planet. New York: Penguin, 2008.

Sachs, Jeffrey. The End of Poverty: Economic Possibilities for Our Time. New York: Penguin, 2005.

Sen, Amartya. Development as Freedom. New York: Knopf, 1999.

Soro, George. George Soros On Globalization. New York: PublicAffairs, 2002.

Stiglitz, Joseph E. Globalization and Its Discontents. New York: W.W. Norton, 2002.

Stiglitz, Joseph E. Making Globalization Work. New York: W.W. Norton &, 2006.

Veseth, Michael. Globaloney 2.0: The Crash of 2008 and the Future of Globalization. Maryland: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, Inc., 2010.

Yunus, Muhammad, and Alan Jolis. Banker To The Poor: Micro-Lending and the Battle Against World Poverty. New York: PublicAffairs, 1999.

Yunus, Muhammad, and Karl Weber. Building Social Business: The New Kind of Capitalism That Serves Humanity’s Most Pressing Needs. New York: Public Affairs, 2010.

Yunus, Muhammad, and Karl Weber. Creating a World Without Poverty: Social Business and the Future of Capitalism. New York: PublicAffairs, 2007.


Annie Voy Gonzaga University

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