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Africa in the World Economy Fall 2011 Wednesday 2-4pm, room 736, 19 W. 4 th Street By William Easterly, Professor of Economics (Joint with Africa House) This class asks: Why is Africa poor? How can it become richer? There is no textbook for the class, but this article will be a sort of short textbook, supplemented by the articles below: William Easterly, Can the West Save Africa?, Journal of Economic Literature , September 2008 (available on the author’s web site http://williameasterly.files.wordpress.com/2010/08/57_easterly_canthewestsaveafrica_prp.pdf ) (don’t be scared of too many articles and books! We will cover in class the main point of each one.) Tragedy, Stereotype, Western Perspective, and Reality Can the West Save Africa? pp. 1-14 Alex de Waal (1998), , Indiana University Press Suke Wolton (2000), The Loss of White Prestige: Lord Hailey, the Colonial Office and the Politics of Race and Empire in the Second World War, Palgrave MacMillan (Oxford) Mark Mazower, 2009, No Enchanted Palace: The End of Empire and the Ideological Origins of the United Nations , Princeton University Press Nick Callather, 2010. The Hungry World: America’s Cold War Battle Against Poverty in Asia , Harvard University Press (lessons for today’s perspective on Africa!) Pre-colonial factors Bockstette, Valerie, Areendam Chanda, and Louis Putterman, 2002, “States and Markets: the Advantage of an Early Start,” Journal of Economic Growth , 7, 347-369
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Comin, Diego, William Easterly, and Erick Gong, “Was the Wealth of Nations Determined in 1000 B.C.?”, American Economic Journal: Macroeconomics 2 (July 2010): 65–97 http://williameasterly.files.wordpress.com/2010/08/60_easterly_comin_gong_wealthofnations_prp.pdf Nunn, Nathan, “Historical Legacies: A Model Linking Africa’s Past to its Current Underdevelopment”, Journal of Development Economics , 83 (2007), 157–175. http://www.economics.harvard.edu/faculty/nunn/files/legacy_jde.pdf Putterman, Louis and David Weil “Post-1500 Population Flows and the Long Run Determinants of Economic Growth and Inequality , Quarterly Journal of Economics 125:4, November 2010, http://www.nber.org/papers/w14448 Wacziarg, Romain and Enrico Spolaore, “The Diffusion of Development”, Quarterly Journal of Economics , May 2009, vol. 124, no. 2 Slave trade Nunn, Nathan, “The Long-Term Effects of Africa’s Slave Trades,” Quarterly Journal of Economics , 123 (2008), 139–176. http://www.economics.harvard.edu/faculty/nunn/files/empirical_slavery.pdf
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