Dr. Shahrukh Khan's new textbook Development Economics: A Critical Introduction(Routledge, 2019) is a fantastic book for teachers and students trying to get into the field of development economics. Covering all the major topic in the field such as foreign direct investment, foreign aid, institutions and good governance, data collection, and heterodox approaches the book immerses the reader into fundamental questions of development and underdevelopment.
What sets this work apart is both the centrality it places on covering all of the diversity in the field of development economics. From neo-Marxists to neo-liberals and everything in between, the book honors and critiques the value of each approach to understanding development. The book is easily read, engaging, and perfect for anyone looking to teach an intro to development class.