Dr. Arvind Subramanian’s (Chief Economic Advisor to Govt.) Reading list

Dr. Arvind Subramanian’s (Chief Economic Advisor to Govt.) Reading list

1) Joseph Conrad, Nostromo, A Tale of the Seaboard. 1904. (336 pages) Understanding Development

2) Philip Gourevitch, “Alms Dealers: Can you provide humanitarian aid without facilitating conflicts?”The New Yorker, 2010.  Manna and Economic Development: Foreign Aid

3) Jared Diamond, Guns, Germs and Steel, 1997. Geography and Development

4) Giusepe de Lampedusa, The Leopard, transl. by Archibald Colquhoun, 1958 Understanding economic development
Richard Hofstadter, The American Political Tradition: And the Men Who Made It, 1948 Formative histories and development

5) Ryszard Kapuściński, The Emperor: Downfall of an Autocrat, 1983 [Formative histories and development Ethiopia]

6) Ian Morris. Why the West Rules-for Now: The Patterns of History and what They Reveal about the Future. Picador, 2010. Broad Facts on Economic Development

7) V.S. Naipaul, The Writer and The World: Essays, 2003 Formative Histories and Development [Argentina, Mauritius, Guyana, Congo, Cote d’Ivoire]

8) Thomas Piketty, Capital in the twenty-first century, Harvard University Press, 2014. Inequality and Development

9) Michela Wrong, I Didn’t Do It for You: How the World Betrayed a Small African Nation, 2006 Manna and Economic Development [Eritrea]

For a detailed list please go to http://www.cgdev.org/blog/understanding-economic-development-reading-list

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