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William Easterly

Professor of Economics, New York University

William Easterly is Professor of Economics at New York University and Co-Director of NYU’s Development Research Institute.

He is also a non-resident Fellow of the Center for Global Development in Washington, D.C. Previously, he spent 16 years as a Research Economist at the World Bank.

Mr. Easterly is the author of “The White Man’s Burden: How the West’s Efforts to Aid the Rest Have Done So Much Ill and So Little Good” (Penguin, 2006) — as well as of “The Elusive Quest for Growth: Economists’ Adventures and Misadventures in the Tropics” (MIT, 2001)

He received his Ph.D. in Economics at MIT.

Articles by William Easterly

Haiti’s Eternal Crisis

How do previous U.S. efforts to stabilize Haiti compare with current military interventions around the world?

April 3, 2006

Clueless in Pakistan

Is Pakistan too difficult a nut to crack for World Bank economic advisors?

December 2, 2001