This is blog is a learning journal to capture and share my learnings and thoughts on economic development and growth theories and practices.

I read a lot of books and articles, and I wanted a place not only to keep track of key information and maybe even start a conversation on economic development in Western Australia.

Below I will keep a record of the books I have referenced. Where websites are available, I will add direct hyperlinks.

Book references:

Collier, P. (2007) The Bottom Billion: Why the Poorest Countries are Failing and What Can Be Done About. Oxford University Press: New York.

Giugale, M. (2014) Economic Development: What Everyone Needs to Know. Oxford University Press: New York.

Hwang, V. and Horowitt, G. (2012) The Rainforest: the secret to building the next silicon valley. Regenwald: California.

Isenburg, D (2013) Worthless, Impossible and Stupid. Harvard Business Review: Boston.

Lerner, J (2012) Boulevard of Broken Dreams: Why Public Efforts to Boost Entrepreneurship and Venture Capital Have failed–and What to Do About It. Princeton University Press: New Jersey.

Mazzucato, M (2015) The Entrepreneurial State. PublicAffiars: New York.

Moretti, E (2012) The New Geography of Jobs.  Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing: New York.

Polèse, M (2009) The Wealth and Poverty of Regions: Why Cities Matter. The University of Chicago Press. Chicago.

Sachs, J. (2015) The Age of Sustainable Development. New York: Columbia University. Pages:45-82