IKT 411: PRINCIPLES OF DEVELOPMENT ECONOMICS
Development: The process of improving the quality of all human lives and capabilities by raising people’s levels of living, self-esteem, and freedom.
Kaynaklar: Debraj Ray, Development Economics; Todaro and Smith, Economic Development; David Weil, Economic Growth. Ray’s webpage: http://www.econ.nyu.edu/user/debraj/
FINAL EXAM will be on Aug 3, @16.00.
The exam will cover the entire semester.
When studying for the final exam, pay special attention to the questions we solved in the quizzes (Gini, CV, majority voting, complementarities.)
There will be several True/False questions.
Be prepared to answer True/False questions on growth models and on inequality.
Reports are due on Thursday, 26 July, the latest. Pay attention to the language and the organization of the report. "References" should be listed at the end of the report.
Length and format: 5 pages 1.5-spaced, Times New Roman, font size 11.
Thursday, July 12
1) Türkan Bozkurt: "Do demographics matter for African child poverty?"
2) Tolga Tümer: "Why Nations Fail", Chapters 1 and 2
3) Yakup Çelik: "International Migration to the High-Income Countries: Some Consequences for Economic Development in the Sending Countries"
Monday, July 16
1) Leman Bozoğlu: "World Development Report 2015"
2) İlayda Aytemiz: Brian Keeley-Income Inequality Ch 2, 3, 5
3) Osman Acısu: "Effects of inequality on economic growth"
Thursday, July 19
1) Asena Çakır: "Infrastructure Development in Africa"
2) Adnan Güler: ''Structural Reforms and Income Distribution''
3) Büşra Dengiz: "World Development Report 2016"
4) Ömer Faruk Narin "Women's Role in Afghanistan", Ch 2-3
Monday, July 23
1) Ceren Gülbahar "The middle income trap turns ten"
2) Ömer Faruk Erdoğan "World Development Report 2017"
3) Kübra Makineci "World Development Report 2012"
4) Ali Nail Akman "World Development Report 2013" Ch 2-3
5) İpek Çiğdem Öztürk "WAGE INEQUALITY IN LATIN AMERICA" Ch 3-4
6) Sibel Özkan "Why Nations Fail", Chapters 3 and 4
To be done:
Check out the inequality statistics in the following sheets.
2. Read "What is so bad about extreme inequality?" (Source: Todaro and Smith, see below)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QPKKQnijnsM (wealth inequality in america).
"EQUALITY OF OPPORTUNITY" Book by John E. ROEMER, 1998, Harvard University Press.
Preview available at Google books.
"The Economic Lives of the Poor", by Abhijit V. Banerjee and Esther Duflo
October 2006 http://economics.mit.edu/files/530
THE NEW DEVELOPMENT ECONOMICS: WE SHALL EXPERIMENT, BUT HOW SHALL WE LEARN?*
Dani Rodrik, July 2008
Check out the figure of the Evolution of the World Distribution of Income on Xavier Sala-i Martin's webpage.
Eric Thorbecke "THE EVOLUTION OF THE DEVELOPMENT DOCTRINE, 1950-2005 "http://www.rrojasdatabank.info/widerconf/Thorbecke.pdf
Divided We Stand -Why Inequality Keeps Rising, December 2011
OECD'nin eşitsizliğin artışına değindiği raporuyla ilgili bilgilere şu linkten ulaşabilirsiniz:
The Colonial Origins of Comparative Development: An Empirical Investigation
By DARON ACEMOGLU, SIMON JOHNSON, AND JAMES A. ROBINSON, American Economic Review, Vol. 91, No. 5 (Dec., 2001), pp. 1369-1401.http://econ-www.mit.edu/files/4123
Barro, Robert (2000) "Inequality and Growth in a Panel of Countries", J of Economic Growth, March. http://www.economics.harvard.edu/faculty/barro/files/p_inequalitygrw.pdf
“Measuring Inequality of Opportunity with Imperfect Data: The Case of Turkey”, Ferreira, Francisco H. G., Jérémie Gignoux and Meltem Aran (2010), Policy Research Working Paper 5204, February, The World Bank.
Türkiye: Gelecek Nesiller İçin Fırsatların Çoğaltılması, “Yaşam Fırsatları” Konulu Rapor, Rapor No 48627-TR
Şubat, 2010, Dünya Bankası http://siteresources.worldbank.org/TURKEYEXTN/Resources/361711-1270026284729/ExpandingOpportunitiesForTheNextGeneration-tr.pdf
Sources of Long-Term Economic Growth for Turkey, 1880-2005, Sumru Altuğ, Alpay Filiztekin, and Şevket Pamuk http://www.cepr.org/meets/wkcn/1/1658/papers/Altug.pdf
History Versus Expectations, Paul Krugman, The Quarterly Journal of Economics, Vol.106, No.2.(May, 1991), pp. 651-667 http://www.isid.ac.in/~tridip/Teaching/DevEco/Readings/03Expectations/06Krugman-QJE1991.pdf
Economic Growth in a Cross Section of Countries
Robert J. Barro
The Quarterly Journal of Economics, Vol. 106, No. 2. (May, 1991), pp. 407-443. http://www.hec.unil.ch/ocadot/ECODEVdocs/barro-robert.pdf
A Contribution to the Empirics of Economic Growth, Gregory Mankiw, David Romer, David N.Weil
The Quarterly Journal of Economics (1992) 107(2):407-437 http://www.amenezes.uac.pt/macroeconomiaII/macroeconomiaII_20062007/papers/mrw1992.pdf
On the Mechanics of Economic Development, Robert E.Lucas
Journal of Monetary Economics 1988 (22) 3-42 http://www.fordham.edu/economics/mcleod/LucasMechanicsEconomicGrowth.pdf
Resistance to Reform: Status Quo Bias in the Presence of Individual- Specific Uncertainty; Author(s): Raquel Fernandez and Dani Rodrik; Source: The American Economic Review, Vol. 81, No. 5 (Dec., 1991), pp. 1146-1155 http://www.jstor.org/stable/pdfplus/2006910.pdf?acceptTC=true
A Contribution to the Theory of Economic Growth, Robert M. Solow
The Quarterly Journal of Economics, Vol. 70, No. 1. (Feb., 1956), pp. 65-94. http://faculty.lebow.drexel.edu/LainczC/cal38/Growth/Solow_1956.pdf