These videos come from DRI’s annual conference at the Cooper Union on March 4, 2011. Speakers included DRI co-directors Bill Easterly and Yaw Nyarko, Yale’s Chris Blattman, NYU Economics’ Raquel Fernandez and NYU Law’s Kevin Davis. Bill Easterly – From Skepticism to Development Yaw
These are photographs from DRI’s annual conference at the Cooper Union on March 4, 2011. Presenters included DRI co-directors Bill Easterly and Yaw Nyarko, Yale’s Chris Blattman, NYU Economics’ Raquel Fernandez and NYU Law’s Kevin Davis.
In this Intelligence Squared Debate in New York City, Bill Easterly, George Ayittey and David Rieff debate C. Payne Lucas, John McArthur and Gayle Smith on whether aid to Africa is working or failing.
William Easterly Social Research, Vol. 77, No. 4, pp. 1075-1104 Winter 2010 The Development Establishment today tolerates a shocking double standard on democracy for the rich versus democracy for the poor. Despite both the moral and pragmatic argument for democratic rights for all, development policy
In time for the holidays, Professor Easterly and Professor Peter Singer from Princeton debate aid approaches on bloggingheads.tv. Watch video on the Bloggingheads.tv website. Photo by Kevin Dooley via Flickr.
In this interview from the Templeton Foundation, Bill Easterly discusses why we need independent critics to criticize the mainstream aid establishment, and talks about his view of how successful development actually happens.
DRI received the international award for its work helping to ensure that the economic aid rich countries provide to the developing world is better utilized, and for questioning mainstream assumptions in development cooperation, like the idea that more generosity on the part of rich donor countries
DRI’s 2010 annual conference presented new findings, discussions and debates on the best and worst of what happened in aid. The full conference agenda is available here. More presentations and audio clips will be posted as they become available. Presentations: 01 – Morning – Welcome & Introduction