Maddison, Angus, The World Economy: A Millennial Perspective, Development Centre Studies: Paris: OECD Publishing; 12 June 2001; available from the library (use one search). Chapters 1, 2, 3 are all interesting, but for the exam you may focus upon pp. 17-31, 44-48, 125-135.
UNCTAD, Trade & development report 2020 (selected pages).
United Nations, Department of Economic and Social Affairs, Population Division (2019). World Population Prospects 2019: Highlights. ST/ESA/SER.A/423 (for the exam you will focus upon the most relevant stylised facts).
Sergio Cesaratto (2020) Heterodox Challenges in Economics – Theoretical Issues and the Crisis of the Eurozone, Springer (forthcoming). Chapters 2, 3, 4, 5.
Surveys (read at least one):
Svizzero S. (2017) Persistent controversies about the Neolithic revolution. J His Arch & Anthropol Sci., 1(2):53‒61.
Tisdell, C. and Svizzero, S. (2016) Economic evolution, diversity of societies and stages of economic development: A critique of theories applied to hunters and gatherers and their successors, Cogent Economics & Finance Volume 4, 2016 - Issue 1
Svizzero, S. and Tisdell, C., 2014. Theories about the Commencement of Agriculture in Prehistoric Societies: A Critical Evaluation, WP School of Economics, the University of Queensland, no. 68.
Original sources (read at least one):
On Childe: Childe, V.G. (1950) The Urban Revolution, The Town Planning Review, Vol. 21, No. 1, pp. 3-17 [you may also read: Smith, M. E. (2009) V. Gordon Childe and the Urban Revolution: a historical perspective on a revolution in urban studies, Town Planning Review, 80 (1) 2009]
On the origin of social stratification: Ames, K. M. (2010) On the Evolution of the Human Capacity for Inequality and/or Egalitarianism. In Pathways to Power: Fundamental Issues in Archaeology, edited by Price, T. D., Feinman, G. M. (eds.), New York: Springer.
On mainstream institutionalism: North, D., & Thomas, R. (1977). The First Economic Revolution. The Economic History Review, 30(2), new series, 229-241. doi:10.2307/2595144
On alternative institutionalism: Marchionatti, Roberto, The economists and the primitive societies: A critique of economic imperialism, Journal of Socio-Economics, 2012, Vol.41 (5), p.529-541.
S.Cesaratto, Modern growth theories, orthodox and heterodox (provisional chapters of a book with prof. R.Pariboni)
Chap. 1 - Introduction (read carefully); Chap. 2 - Harrod-Domar (study carefully); Chap. 3 - Solow (study carefully); Chap. 4 - Endogenous growth theory (only sect.s 4.1/2/3/4 and 4.13 optional); Chap. 5 - Heterodox models (only sect.s 5.1; from 5.2.1 to 5.2.6); Chap. 7 - Supermultiplier (teh chapter is unfinished, you will likely be given a summary note).
H.G.Jones, An introduction to modern theories of economic growth, chapters 3 and 5 (only the basic elements of Harrod’s and Solow’s model).
Lavoie, M. (2006) Introduction to Post-Keynesian Economics (Basingstoke: Palgrave Macmillan), Chapter 5
On the balance of payments, the foreign constraint, the European crisis: Sergio Cesaratto (2020) Heterodox Challenges in Economics – Theoretical Issues and the Crisis of the Eurozone, Springer. Chapters 5, 6. Further readings on the import substitution strategies and new developmentalism, please see the web page of the course https://docenti-deps.unisi.it/sergiocesaratto/growth-and-development/