Those of us who fight global poverty share a guilty secret: our cause got more attention and resources after September 11, 2001. It soon became clear that there would be an alliance between the “War on Poverty” and the “War on Terror.” But this...
William EasterlyThe alliance after #Sept11 of the Global War on Poverty with the War on Terror had two sad unintentional consequences: (1) it deepened negative stereotypes about the world's poor, and (2) the support for dictators discredited advocacy for democracy
It is with dismay that I learned recently that Princeton's Atif Mian, one of the greatest scholars on finance and macroeconomics I know, was disinvited from Pakistan's Economic Advisory Council because of his religious beliefs. See here and here...
William Easterly. @RodrikDani publishes open letter by prominent Pakistani and international economists protesting religious discrimination by Pakistani government members against Princeton economist @AtifRMian
Since opening its doors 10 years ago, Duke University’s Center for the History of Political Economy has built an international reputation as a hub for the study of the history of economics. Now, with the help of a new $5 million grant from the...
Fifteen leading economists argue that the many billions of dollars spent on aid can do little to alleviate poverty while we fail to tackle its root causes
William EasterlyAngus Deaton, Joe Stiglitz, and others criticize too much focus on micro-interventions and RCTs in aid and development, with the consequence of neglecting the root causes of global poverty
The Soho Forum is a monthly debate series held in Soho/Noho, Manhattan. It
features topics of special interest to libertarians, and the series aims to
enhance social and professional ties within the NYC libertarian community.
William EasterlyDebating Joe Stiglitz tonight in NYC on markets vs. governments in fighting global poverty
Among economists, the countries most famous for rapid economic growth are the East Asian “Gang of Four”: Hong Kong, South Korea, Singapore, and Taiwan. Between 1960 and 2007, incomes in these countries grew on average by more than 5 percent each...