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DateTopic of ClassReadings for ClassQuiz or Reading Response?
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11 SepIntroductionNoneN/A
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13 SepHistorical LegaciesNunn p. 139-144, Lowes and Montero p. 1-15Quiz
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18 SepContext: Kanju in Lean EconomiesOlopade p. 1-41, Harrison et al Sections 1, 3, 3a, 3b, 3c (first 2 paragraphs only), 5, 6Reading Response 1 (see prompt on Canvas/Assignments)
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20 SepDevelopment Economics ParadigmsLin p. 13-17, 49-54, 68-75, 104-117Quiz and Geography Quiz
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25 SepProspects for GrowthLucas p. 92-96, Thakkar p. 141-143Quiz
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27 SepAccess to FinanceOlopade p. 123-126, 143-50; Buckley Sections 1, 2, 5, 6, 7; Tafirenyika allReading Response 2 (see prompt on Canvas/Assignments)
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2 OctWriting WorkshopNoneFirst Version of Paper 1 due (bring 2 printed copies to class)
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4 OctTrade Costs and Market Power
Atkin and Donaldson Sections 1 through 3.1, 5 (skip p. 32 and top half of p. 33), and 6; Raballand et al p. 1-8
Quiz
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9 OctAgriculturePorteous p. 1-10 and 30-37 (but skip section 5.2); WB Sleeping Giant p. 1-7Quiz and Final Version of Paper 1 due
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11 Oct
Natural Resources and Dutch Disease
Sala-i-Martin and Subramanian 570-84 and 595-607; Rajan and Subramanian section 1 onlyReading Response 3 (see prompt on Canvas/Assignments)
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16 Oct
Prospects for Structural Transformation
Jedwab sections 1-4 (p. 1-13); Reuters article all; NYT article allReading Response 4 (see prompt on Canvas/Assignments)
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18 OctMidterm ExamNoneMidterm Exam starting at 1:15
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23 OctEnergyOlopade p. 157-165; McKibben all; Lee et al. allReading Response 5 (see prompt on Canvas/Assignments)
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25 OctClimate ChangeCollier et al. parts I. and II.; Burke et al. all; Taub allQuiz
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30 OctUrbanizationEconomist Boomtown Slum all; Olopade p. 181-186; WB Africa's Cities p. 12-25, 28-33Reading Response 6 (see prompt on Canvas/Assignments)
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1 NovWriting WorkshopNoneFirst Version of Paper 2 due (bring 2 printed copies to class)
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6 NovNutritionAlderman et al. Sections 1, 3.1, 4.1, and 4.3; Baird et al. Sections I. and II.Quiz
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8 NovHealthBerazneva and Byker p. 1-16Quiz
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13 NovEducationRiddell p. 1-5; Olopade p. 130-134; Romero et al. sections 1 through 2.2.1, 5.3, and 7Reading Response 7 (see prompt on Canvas/Assignments)
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15 NovForeign AidBolton p. 51-69; Baird McIntosh Ozler p. 1709-1720, 1746-1750 Reading Response 8 (see prompt on Canvas/Assignments)
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20 NovDistribution of Topic for Paper 3 onlyNoneNone
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27 NovMobile TechnologyThakkar p. 59-88; Aker and Mbiti p. 207-220; Suri p. 497-503, 506-512, and 514-517
Quiz AND Reading Response 9 (see prompt on Canvas/Assignments)
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29 NovLearning from Success, Part 1Commission on Growth p. 17-31; Yes Africa Can p. 81-90Quiz
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4 DecLearning from Success, Part 2Van den Broeck et al Sections 1, 3.1, 4.1; Yes Africa Can p. 219-24, 228-9; Thakkar p. 166-172
Quiz (and please bring a laptop/device to fill out Course Response Forms)
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6 DecWriting WorkshopNoneFirst Version of Paper 3 due (bring 2 printed copies to class)
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