- Banerjee, A. and E. Duflo (2011):. Poor economics: A radical rethinking of the way to fight global poverty. PublicAffairs.
- Collins, Daryl, et al. 2009. Portfolios of the poor: how the world’s poor live on $2 a day. Princeton University Press.
- World Development Report 2015: Mind, Society, and Behavior. World Bank Group. Available Online: http://bit.ly/1vjBjKJ
Lecture 1 – Introduction
- Don’t Panic – End Poverty, with Hans Rosling. Available Online: http://www.gapminder.org/videos/dont-panic-end-poverty/
Lecture 2 – Core Concepts of Behavioral Development Economics
- Hoff, Karla, and Joseph E. Stiglitz. ”Striving for balance in economics: towards a theory of the social determination of behavior.” No. w21823. National Bureau of Economic Research, 2015.
- Kahneman, Daniel. 2003. “Maps of bounded rationality: Psychology for behavioral economics.” American economic review, 1449–1475.
Lecture 3 – Cognitive capacity and decision making
- Mani, Anandi, Sendhil Mullainathan, Eldar Shafir, Jiaying Zhao. 2013. Poverty Impedes Cognitive Function. Science, 341, 976-980.
- Shah, K. Anuj, Sendhil Mullainathan, Eldar Shafir. 2012. Some Consequences of Having Too Little. Science, 338, 682-685.
Lecture 4 – Aspiration Failures and Self-Affirmation
- Bernard, Dercon, and Taffesse. 2011. “Beyond fatalism: an empirical exploration of self-efficacy and aspirations failure in Ethiopia.” Centre for Study of African Economies Working Paper 3,1-24.
- Hall, Zhao, and Shafir. 2013 “Self-Affirmation Among the Poor Cognitive and Behavioral Implications.” Psychological Science.
Lecture 5 – Poverty Traps and the Economics Lives of the Poor
- Cole, Shawn, et al. 2013. “Barriers to household risk management: evidence from India.” American economic journal. Applied economics 5(1): 104.
- Dupas, Pascaline, and Jonathan Robinson. 2013. “Why Don’t the Poor Save More? Evidence from Health Savings Experiments.” American Economic Review 103(4): 1138–71.
Lecture 6 – Health and Sanitation
- Neal, David, et al. “Nudging and Habit Change for Open Defecation: New Tactics From Behavioral Science.” (2016).
- Dupas, Pascaline. 2009. “What Matters (and What Does Not) in Households’ Decision to Invest in Malaria Prevention?” American Economic Review: Papers & Proceedings 99(2): 224-230.
Lecture 7 – Morals and Social Norms
Dreibelbis, Robert, et al. “Behavior change without behavior change communication: nudging handwashing among primary school students in Bangladesh.” International journal of environmental research and public health 13.1 (2016): 129.
Lecture 8 – Corruption
- Fisman, Raymond, and Edward Miguel. “Corruption, norms, and legal enforcement: Evidence from diplomatic parking tickets.” Journal of Political economy 115.6 (2007): 1020-1048.
Lecture 9 – Culture
- Gneezy, Uri, Kenneth L. Leonard, and John A. List. “Gender differences in competition: Evidence from a matrilineal and a patriarchal society.” Econometrica 77.5 (2009): 1637-1664.
Lecture 10 – Development Aid Discussion
- EconTalk Episode with Jeffrey Sachs: Jeffrey Sachs on the Millennium Villages Project. Hosted by Russ Roberts. Available online: http://www.econtalk.org/archives/2014/03/jeffrey_sachs_o.html
- EconTalk Episode with William Easterly: William Easterly on the Tyranny of Experts. Hosted by Russ Roberts. Available online: http://www.econtalk.org/archives/2014/06/william_easterl.html