Students must write one analytical paper examining the fourth week of readings (compare and contrast the arguments made by the authors, state which one you think is right and why). This paper should be 8-10 pages in length, and the questions below pertain to this paper. The students must write an additional (final) research paper due at the end of the semester.
For your short analytical assignment due on Lecture #4, you are welcome to use one of the following questions as a basis for your paper.
Shleifer, Andrei, and Robert Vishny. In The Grabbing Hand: Government Pathologies and Their Cures. Harvard, 1999, pp. 1-13.
Boycko, Maxim, Andrei Shleifer, and Robert Vishny. Privatizing Russia. Cambridge: MIT Press, 1995, Chap. 1, 2 (pp. 1-46).
Stiglitz, Joseph E. "Redefining the Role of the State." Paper presented on the Tenth Anniversary of MITI Research Center, (March 1998).
Stiglitz, Joseph E. "Wither Reform? Ten Years of Transition." Paper prepared for World Bank Annual Conference on Development Economics, Washington D.C. (April 1999).