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, Lecture notes on Harrod, Solow (in Italian, only the basic elements) and Heterodox models *
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). *
S.Cesaratto, Short note on “The stability of Solow’s model and the neoclassical factors’ substitution mechanisms” *
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.
Additional lecture notes on the foreign trade multiplier, international trade and international capital flows.