William Easterly

William Easterly

William Easterly is a Professor of Economics at New York University, where he has become a renowned expert on the intersection of economic suppression and dictatorship. During his tenure at NYU, Easterly has published three books: The Tyranny of Experts: Economists, Dictators, and the Forgotten Rights of the Poor (2014), The White Man’s Burden: Why the West’s Efforts to Aid the Rest Have Done So Much Ill and So Little Good (2006), and The Elusive Quest for Growth: Economists’ Adventures and Misadventures in the Tropics (2001). He has contributed to TheNew York Times, The Wall Street Journal, Financial Times, The New York Review of Books, and The Washington Post as a columnist and reviewer, and has published over 60 peer-reviewed academic articles. Easterly is also the co-director of the New York University Development Research Institute (DRI), which was founded in 2015 to promote research and commentary on economic development with the goal of positively impacting those living in poverty. 

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  • RT @bill_easterly: The great Alan Blinder on truths the Democrats (and also Republicans) can’t handle (in @WSJ) —it’s just common sense…Fri Aug 16, 9:46am
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