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Turbulence and Order in Economic Development

by Hazel Gray

The terms of debate on the role of institutions in economic development are changing. Stable market institutions, in particular, secure private property rights and democratically accountable governments that...


Managing Fragility and Promoting Resilience to Advance Peace, Security, and Sustainable Development

by James Michel

“Fragility”—the combination of poor governance, limited institutional capability, low social cohesion, and weak legitimacy—leads to erosion of the social contract and diminished resilience, with significant...


Global Development Monitor 2017

by Conor M. Savoy & Charles F. Rice

The face of global development is changing rapidly, and the CSIS Global Development Monitor seeks to address the complex issues highlighted by the recently adopted Sustainable Development Goals. Over a dozen...


The Mexican Heartland

by John Tutino

A major new history of capitalism from the perspective of the indigenous peoples of Mexico, who sustained and resisted it for centuries

The Mexican Heartland provides a new history of capitalism from the perspective...


Another Way Forward

by Dede Feldman

Another Way Forward: Grassroots Solutions from New Mexico offers hope to anyone discouraged by the nation’s inability to tackle problems like poverty and health care. Award-winning author and former Senator...


Deals and Development

by Lant Pritchett, Kunal Sen & Eric Werker

This is an open access title available under the terms of a CC BY-NC-ND 4.0 International licence. It is free to read at Oxford Scholarship Online and offered as a free PDF download from OUP and selected open...


Markets, Governance, and Institutions in the Process of Economic Development

by Ajit Mishra & Tridip Ray

Written in honour of Kaushik Basu, Markets, Governance, and Institutions in the Process of Economic Development is a celebration of over forty years of contributions to development economics. Written by Professor...


The Next Factory of the World

by Irene Yuan Sun

• Important research on a crucial global business trend: the shifting of manufacturing to Africa and its implications.

• Fascinating story and perspective from an author with direct experience of how this...


Agricultural Reform in Rwanda

by Chris Huggins

International observers have lauded Rwanda as an example of an African country taking control of its own development trajectory, and as a market-friendly destination for investment. A key component of this narrative...


A Deplorable Scarcity

by Fred Bateman & Thomas Weiss

In this major reexamination of the southern industrial economy and its failure to progress during the antebellum period, Fred Bateman and Thomas Weiss show that slavery and its consequences were not alone in...


Law and the Wealth of Nations

by Tamara Lothian

Economic stagnation, financial crisis, and increasing inequality have provoked worldwide debate about the reshaping of the market economy. But few are willing to risk a reorientation of dominant ideas and a...


What's In, What's Out

by Amanda Glassman, Ursula Giedion & Peter C. Smith

Vaccinate children against deadly pneumococcal disease, or pay for cardiac patients to undergo lifesaving surgery? Cover the costs of dialysis for kidney patients, or channel the money toward preventing the...


Straight Talk on Trade

by Dani Rodrik

An honest discussion of free trade and how nations can sensibly chart a path forward in today’s global economy

Not so long ago the nation-state seemed to be on its deathbed, condemned to irrelevance by the...


The ImpactAssets Handbook for Investors

by Jed Emerson

“The ImpactAssets Handbook for Investors” offers an introductory overview for investors interested in generating financial returns with the creation of social and environmental impact. The handbook offers...


Economic Development of Emerging East Asia

by Frank S.T. Hsiao & Mei-Chu Wang Hsiao

This unique book provides comparative economic studies of Taiwan and Korea, and compares them mostly with Japan and the United States and finds that, in terms of the real GDP per capita in PPP, these emerging...


Education, War and Peace: The Surprising Success of Private Schools in War-Torn Countries

by James Tooley & David Longfield

The authors of Education, War & Peace travelled to Liberia, Sierra Leone and South Sudan to conduct research on education in these conflict-affected countries. They uncovered an inspiring story of entrepreneurs...


BRICS or Bust?

by Hartmut Elsenhans & Salvatore Babones

Once among the fastest developing economies, growth has slowed or stalled in Brazil, Russia, India, China, and South Africa. What policies can governments enact to jump-start the rise of these middle-income...


The Imperative of Development

by Geoffrey Gertz, Homi Kharas & Johannes F. Linn

The achievements and legacy of the Wolfensohn Center for Development at Brookings

The Imperative of Development highlights the research and policy analysis produced by the Wolfensohn Center for Development at...


The Many Faces of Socioeconomic Change

by John Toye

Development is not a purely economic phenomenon; it also has a strong sociological element. The Many Faces of Socioeconomic Change explores how economic socio-cultural and political aspects of human progress...


Integrated Reporting

by Stefan Hannen

The introduction of Integrated Reporting (IR) is supposed to tackle shortcomings of corporate reporting that have been criticized for decades. The new reporting format intends to improve the understandability...