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/
To be done in January 2016:
1. Read "Sen's Capabilities Approach"
2. Download the latest GDP per capita statistics from "World Databank"
3. Download the latest Human Development Report and check out the HDI rankings of countries
4. Review the Solow model. Make sure that you understand the steady-state properties of the model.
To be done later in the semester:
1. 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