Readings in preparation for MIT Seminar XXI

Posted on January 24, 2012


What I am reading in preparation for this weekend’s MIT Seminar XXI session:

Economic Paradigms: The “Washington Consensus” and Its Critics

John Williamson, “A Short History of the Washington Consensus”

Joseph E. Stiglitz, “Is There a Post-Washington Consensus Consensus?”

Dani Rodrik, “Trading in Illusions”

Kenneth Waltz, “Globalization and American Power”

Lawrence Harrison, “Culture Matters”

Michael Spence, “The Impact of Globalization on Income and Employment: The Downside of Integrating Markets”

The Economic Crisis of 2008-2012: Japan, Europe, and the United States

Carmen M. Reinhart and Kenneth S. Rogoff, “This Time is Different: A Panoramic View of Eight Centuries of Financial Crises”

Richard C. Koo, “U.S. Economy in Balance Sheet Recession: What the U.S. Can Learn from Japan’s Experience in 1990–2005”

Jacob Funk Kirkegaard, “The Euro Area Crisis: Origin, Current Status, and European and US Responses”

Joseph E. Stiglitz, “Of the 1%, by the 1%, for the 1%”

Michael Kumhof and Romain Rancière, “Leveraging Inequality”

Instruments to Shape Capabilities and Behavior: Aid, Sanctions, and Border Controls

Jonathan Kirshner, “Economic Sanctions: The State of the Art”

Sheila Herling and Stephen Radelet, “U.S. Foreign Assistance for the Twenty-First Century”

Energy Politics

Thomas L. Friedman, “The First Law of Petropolitics”

Daniel Yergin, “Ensuring Energy Security”

On State Failures and Successes: Some Central Asian & African Cases

Robert I. Rotberg, “Failed States, Collapsed States, Weak States: Causes and Indicators”

Andrew S. Natsios, “Sudan Back on the Brink”

Ken Menkhaus, “Somalia: State-Building as if People Mattered”

Edward Miguel, “Africa Unleashed: Explaining the Secret of a Belated Boom”

Carl Forsberg, “Politics and Power in Kandahar”

On Globalization and Rebellion: Latin American and South East Asian Cases

Council on Foreign Relations Task Force, “Brazil’s Economy: Engines and Obstacles”

The Economist, “Mexico’s Economy: Making the Desert Bloom”

The Economist, “Oil Leak: Could one of the world’s top petroleum producers really go bankrupt?”

Karen Brooks, “Is Indonesia Bound for the BRICs? How Stalling Reform Could Hold Jakarta Back” (PDF)

On Economics and Politics of Transition: China and Russia

C. Fred Bergsten, et al., “Sustaining Economic Growth in China”

Arvind Subramianian, “The Inevitable Superpower: Why China’s Dominance Is a Sure Thing”

C. Fred Bergsten, “A Proposed Strategy to Correct the Chinese Exchange Rate”

Vladislav Inozemtsev, “The Hinge That Holds Russia Together”

Economists’ Forum


The Economist