R. Glenn Hubbard and William Duggan, The Aid Trap: Hard Truths about Ending Poverty (Columbia University Press, 2009): A concise look at global poverty and the optimal solution of a business-friendly climate, including perspectives on how the current government- and NGO-based foreign aid system could profitably reform.
R. Glenn Hubbard and William Duggan, “The Forgotten Lessons of the Marshall Plan,” s+b, Summer 2008: The other half of the Hubbard/Duggan prescription for combating poverty, specifically in Africa: redirect foreign aid to foster local business.
Art Kleiner, “The Philosopher of Progress and Prosperity,” s+b, Summer 2004: The World Bank’s Doing Business project is based in part on the “mystery of capital” uncovered by Peruvian economist Hernando de Soto; this article introduces his theory and related practices.
Sylvia Solf et al., Doing Business 2010: Reforming through Difficult Times (World Bank, International Finance Corporation, and Palgrave Macmillan, 2010): The seventh edition of the influential and well-researched comparative analysis of business-friendly conditions.
Muhammad Yunus, Creating a World without Poverty: Social Business and the Future of Capitalism (PublicAffairs, 2007): Recounts the founding of Grameen Danone Foods and the concept of social business.