The list below provides an indication of some of the main recommended texts for the course. A full reading list and course pack will be provided to registered students approximately six weeks before the beginning of the programme.
For students with no previous study of economics the following textbook is excellent background, but in no sense required , except for brief selections which will be in the coursepack:
- Joyce P. Jacobsen, The Economics of Gender , 3rd ed, Blackwell Publishing (2007).
For students with some previous study of economics, this textbook is also excellent, particularly on bargaining within the household, which will explain , with a non-technical beginners‘ introduction to Game Theory.
- Mukesh Eswaran, Why Gender Matters in Economics , Princeton University Press (2014).
We will make good use of the World Bank’s Towards Gender Equality in East Asia and the Pacific, (2012), from the first day you may wish to read or at least skim the first 2 chapters in advance.