This group has been formed by Boston University's Pardee Center for the Study of the Longer-Range Future and Latin American Studies Program, to study Latin American economics and development. A meeting was held in November 2010 and there are a number of interesting video clips from this event which featured a public symposium. Presenters include Prof Scott Palmer, Dr Ramon Espinasa and Prof Adil Najam. This could provide some topical teaching materials and different viewpoints on development economics. There are also some free online publications available.
Case Studies in Development Economics
The Initiative for Policy Dialogue was founded by Nobel Laureate Joseph Stiglitz in 2002 and is based at Columbia University. It 'works to broaden dialogue and explore trade-offs' between policymakers and academics. Their four main activity areas are: task forces which bring together experts, country dialogues, a journalism programme and education programme. It also publishes papers, The Journal of Globalization and Development, books and policy briefs.