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Housing Affordability: Top-Down Design and Spontaneous Order

DRI POLICY BRIEFING Housing Affordability: Top-Down Design and Spontaneous Order  By Alain Bertaud   Executive Summary Urban planners are suspicious of spontaneous order, associating it with chaos and anarchy. As much as top-down design is indispensable for the construction of city infrastructure, it too often imposes

Greene Street: A Long History of a Short Block

NYU’s Development Research Institute (DRI) is proud to announce the launch of the Greene Street Project. The project, based on the academic paper, A Long History of a Short Block: Four Centuries of Development Surprises on a Single Stretch of a New York City Street, is a study

Book Launch: The Tyranny of Experts by William Easterly

Last Monday we had the pleasure of hosting a few of our closest friends at Cooper Union’s Great Hall to celebrate the launch of Professor Easterly’s new book, The Tyranny of Experts: Economists, Dictators, and the Forgotten Rights of the Poor. Paul Romer gave a gracious

Book Launch: The Great Escape by Angus Deaton

  We were honored to host Angus Deaton last week for a lecture on his brand new book The Great Escape: Health, Wealth, and the Origins of Inequality. A standing-only crowd piled in to hear Deaton, Professor of International Affairs and  Economics at Princeton, discuss humanity’s

Pictures: New Directions in Development

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.