Dr. Khawar Authors Comparative Economic Development Book

May 31 2017
Category: Faculty

Image of Dr. Mariam Khawar, author of a new economics book

Dr. Mariam Khawar, Professor of Economics, recently authored a book titled, “The Geography of Underdevelopment: Institutions and the Impact of Culture.”

The book, published by Palgrave Macmillan, examines how the differences in comparative economic development across the world have a geographical pattern.

By examining data from Brazil, Italy, and the United States, Dr. Khawar argues that there is a missing component in the geography versus institutions debate, namely the role of culture and its impact either directly on development or indirectly through the establishment of institutions.

Dr. Khawar’s book also explores the impact of geographical features such as climate and natural resources across countries and within political boundaries and is supplemented by the work of social scientists in other disciplines on culture and cultural evolution.

The book is available for purchase in both hardcover and eBook versions. Click here for more information.