Ideas to Action:

Independent research for global prosperity

Senior fellow Arvind Subramanian has just finished teaching a course at the School for Advanced International Studies (SAIS) at Johns Hopkins University on long run economic development. Not the recent trend toward micro-development that focuses on questions such as “will giving away free bed-nets help malaria prevention?” But macro-development that focuses on questions of why some nations that got left behind after the industrial revolution remain poor while some others have caught up (or on their way to doing so). 

At the urging of some of his colleagues here at CGD, he has put together a reading list. This list might be of interest to a broader development audience because it includes--in addition to the normal academic readings--a large number of fictional and non-fictional books and articles that have enhanced his understanding of economic development. 

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