News . . . .
Spring and Summer 2014
I am on sabbaitical:
No classes and no supervision of student projects or fellowships.
Fall 2013 Classes
I will be teaching Introduction to Economics (ECON 100) as well as the Economic Development (ECON/AFS 336).
Economics 100B & 100C
Roger LeRoy Miller, Daniel K. Benjamin, Douglas C. North, THE ECONOMICS OF PUBLIC ISSUES, 17th EDITION, Prentice-Hall, 2012 [ISBN-13: 978-0138021139]. (This is not the latest edition.)
Robert H. Frank and Ben S. Bernanke, PRINCIPLES OF ECONOMICS BRIEF EDITION, 2nd EDITION, McGraw-Hill/Irwin, 2011.
Students must purchase access to online course-related software for this text!
I STRONGLY SUGGEST WAITING TO PURCHASE UNTIL AFTER YOU ATTEND THE FIRST DAY OF CLASS.
Students will not need to purchase the text book during the first two weeks of class.
Students have three options:
1. Buy the access already bundled with a hardcopy of a new textbook at the Brewer Bookstore [$221.25]. This will give access to CONNECT online course software plus an online version of the text.
2. Buy access to an online textbook bundled with CONNECT online software. When class begins, this will be available for $119.00. No need for a paper texbook with this option.
3. Buy access to CONNECT online software but separately purchase a hardcopy of a used textbook. When class begins, access to the required software will be available for $49.99. Also be sure to check out if it is a better deal to buy the bundled hardcopy new text from Brewer rather than to buy a used text plus pay the extra $50 for software. WARNING: When buying an unbundled text, make sure it is the correct version and edition [ISBN-13: 978-0073511436].
Economics/African Studies 336A
Giorgio Secondi, Editor, THE DEVELOPMENT ECONOMICS READER, Routledge, 2008.
Paul Collier, THE BOTTOM BILLION, Oxford University Press, 2008.
William Easterly. THE ELUSIVE QUEST FOR GROWTH, The MIT Press, 2001.
Dean Karlan and Jacob Appel, MORE THAN GOOD INTENTIONS, Plume, 2012.
The books below may be purchased online
or downloaded for free (pdf format).
Theodore H. Moran, HARNESSING FOREIGN DIRECT INVESTMENT FOR DEVELOPMENT, Center for Global Development, 2006.
[ISBN-13: 978-1933286099] pdf format
Raj Nallari and Breda Griffith, UNDERSTANDING GROWTH AND POVERTY, World Bank, 2011.
[ISBN-13: 978-0821369531] pdf format
Tatyana P. Soubbotina, BEYOND ECONOMIC GROWTH, 2nd Edition, World Bank, 2004.
[ISBN-13: 978-0821359334] pdf format
Other required readings will be posted on Sakai.
CIIS Fellows Program: China Summer '07
We finally finished reporting on our summer trip to study the impacts of globalization on labor conditions in China. To see what we did, please go to our website: