The Economics of Development: Aid and Development In a Time of Xenophobia

4:00pm - 5:30pm
March 29, 2017
4:00pm - 5:30pm

Presented by Wagner Economics and Finance Association (WEFA)

How is the current xenophobic climate going to affect development? Have you wondered if global poverty is a technical problem or a mere product of systemic political factors? Or if history can inform why each poor society is poor and others became rich? This discussion with Professor William Easterly will unpack the relationship between economic growth, global poverty and policy making.

Our guest speaker: Professor William Russell Easterly, is a Professor of Economics at NYU, joint with Africa House, and Co-Director of NYU’s Development Research Institute.

He is the author of three books: The Tyranny of Experts: Economists, Dictators, and the Forgotten Rights of the Poor (2014) which was a finalist for the 2015 Hayek Prize; The White Man’s Burden: Why the West’s Efforts to Aid the Rest Have Done So Much Ill and So Little Good (2006), which won the 2008 Hayek Prize, and The Elusive Quest for Growth: Economists’ Adventures and Misadventures in the Tropics (2001).

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