Preliminary Reading

The following general list is recommended, but not required, reading for prior to arrival:

  • J.L. Anderson, Explaining Long-term Economic Change (1991)
  • J. Blaut, Eight Eurocentric Historians (2000)
  • E.L. Jones, Growth Recurring (1988) Chaps 1 & 2
  • D. Landes, The Wealth and Poverty of Nations (1998)
  • D.C. North, ‘Epilogue: Economic Performances Through Time’ in L. Alston, T. Eggerston and D. North (eds.) Empirical Studies in Institutional Change (1996) (available here)
  • K. Pomeranz, The Great Divergence: China, Europe and the Making of the Modern World Economy (2000) esp. introduction (partially available here)
  • L. Pritchett, ‘Divergence Big Time’, Journal of Economic Perspectives (1997) (available here)

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