Syllabus/achievement requirements

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Ray, D. Development Economics, 1998. Princeton: Princeton University Press. ISBN9780691017068 or ISBN9781400835898 (e-book). Chapters 7, 10.3, 11- 12, 13.1-13.4, 14 and 15.

@ Temple, J. R.W. Aid and Conditionality, in: Dani Rodrik and Mark Rosenzweig, Editor(s), Handbook of Development Economics, 2010. Oxford: Elsevier, ISBN: 9786612541056. Volume 5. Pages 4415-4523.


@ Baird, S., Hicks, J.H., Kremer, M. and Miguel, E. Worms at Work: Long-run Impacts of a Child Health Investment, 2016. The Quarterly Journal of Economics, 131(4): pp. 1637-1680 DOI:

@ Banerjee, A. and Duflo, E. An Introduction to the “Handbook of Field Experiments”, 2016.

@ Banerjee, A., Duflo, E. The Economic Lives of the Poor, 2007. Journal of Economic Perspectives 21(1), pp. 141-167.

@ Banerjee, A., Duflo, E., Glennerster, R. and Kinnan, C. The miracle of micro finance? Evidence from a randomized evaluation, 2015.  American Economic Journal: Applied Economics, 7(1): pp. 22-53.

@ Berman, N., Couttenier, M., Rohner, D. and Thoenig, M. This mine is mine! How minerals fuel conflicts in Africa, 2017. American Economic Review, 107(6): pp. 1564-1610.

@ Besley, T., Coate, S. and Loury, G. The Economics of Rotating Savings and Credit Associations, 1993. The American Economic Review 83(4): pp. 792-810

@ Cartwright, N. Are RCTs the Gold Standard?, 2007. BioSocieties (2): pp. 11-20. DOI: 10.1017/S1745855207005029

@ Clemens, M., Radelet, S., Bhavnani, R. and Bazzi, S. Counting Chickens when they Hatch: Timing and the Effects of Aid on Growth, 2011. The Economic Journal, 122: pp. 590-617 DOI: 10.1111/j.1468-0297.2011.02482.x

@ Cole, S., Gine, X., Tobacman, J., Topalova, P. Townsend, R. and Vickery, J. Barriers to Household Risk Management: Evidence from India, 2013. American Economic Journal: Applied Economics, 5(1): pp. 104–135

@ Easterly, W. Inequality does cause underdevelopment: Insights from a new instrument, 2007. Journal of Development Economics 84(2): pp. 755-776

@ Esteban, J. and Ray, D. Conflict and Development, 2017. The Annual Review of Economics, 9: pp. 263-293. DOI: 10.1146/annurev-economics-061109-080205

@ Jensen, R and Oster, E. The Power of TV: Cable Television and Women's Status in India, 2009. The Quarterly Journal of Economics, 124(3): pp. 1057-1094.

@ Kremer, M., and Glennerster, R. Improving Health in Developing Countries: Evidence from Randomized Evaluations, 2010. Handbook of Health Economics, 2: pp. 201–315.

@ Milanovic, B. Global Income Inequality in Numbers: in History and Now, 2013. Global Policy, 4(2): pp. 198-208.

@ Mehlum, H., Moene, K. and Torvik, R. Institutions and the Resource Curse, 2006, The Economic Journal, 116(508): pp. 1–20.

@ Murphy, K. M, Shleifer, A. and Vishny, R. W. Industrialization and the Big Push, 1989. Journal of Political Economy 97(5): pp. 1003-1026.

@ Qian, N. Missing women and the price of tea in China: The effect of sex-specific earnings on sex imbalance, 2008. The Quarterly Journal of Economics, 123(3): pp. 1251-1285.

@ Shaban, R. Testing between competing models of sharecropping,1987. The Journal of Political Economy, 95(5): pp. 893-920.

@ Somville, V. and Vandewalle, L. Saving by Default: Evidence from a Field Experiment in India, 2015. Geneva: The Graduate Institute of International Studies and Development (IHEID Working Paper no. 01-2015).

Methodology background

@ Finseraas, H. and Kotsadam, A. Hvordan identifisere årsakssammenhenger i ikke-eksperimentelle data? En ikke-teknisk introduksjon, 2013. Tidsskrift for samfunnsforskning, 54(3): pp. 371-387


@ Andreas Kotsadam's Lecture Notes on Empirical Methods in Development Economics (pdf).

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