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Module Reading List

Contemporary Issues in Economic Growth, 2019/20, Semester 1
Suman Seth
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Text Book and Journal Articles

Primary Text Book

Charles, I. Jones and Dietrich Vollrath, Introduction to Economic Growth, Third Edition, Norton, New York.


Advanced Text Book

Barro, Robert, and Xavier Sala-i-Martin (2003), Economic Growth (2nd Edition), The MIT Press. 


Journal Articles

Acemoglu, D., S. Johnson, J.A. Robinson (2001), "The Colonial Origins of Comparative Development: An Empirical Investigation", American Economic Review, 91, 1369-1401.

Acemoglu, D., S. Johnson and J. A. Robinson (2002). “Reversal of fortune: Geography and institutions in the making of the modern world income distribution”. Quarterly Journal of Economics, 117, pp.1231-1294.

Beck, T. (2012), “Finance and growth–lessons from the literature and the recent crisis”, Submission to the LSE Growth Commission, available at

Cecchetti, S. and E. Kharroubi (2012), “Reassessing the Impact of Finance on Growth”, mimeo, BIS.

Glaeser, E. L., R. La-Porta, F. Lopez-de-Silanes, and A. Shleifer (2004), “Do Institutions Cause Growth?”, Journal of Economic Growth, 9, 271-303.

Law, S. H., and N. Singh (2014), “Does too much finance harm economic growth?” Journal of Banking & Finance 41, pp. 36-44.

Levine, R., N. Loayza and T. Beck (2000), “Financial Intermediation and Economic Growth: Causes and causality”, Journal of Monetary Economics, Vol. 46, pp. 31-77.

Mankiw G., Romer D., and Weil D. (1992), “A Contribution to the Empirics of Economic Growth”, Quarterly Journal of Economics, 407-437.

Rioja, F. and N. Valev (2004), “Does one size fit all?: a reexamination of the finance and growth relationship”, Journal of Development Economics, 74, pp.429-447.

This list was last updated on 20/08/2019