DRI’s annual conference took place on November 18, 2014 in the Rosenthal Pavilion of NYU Kimmel Center. 350 guests attended to hear the presentations and discuss research that examines cities as dynamic units at which development happens. The event was co-hosted by the NYU Marron
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
Is the emphasis on nations as actors in development excessive and obsolete? Come to DRI’s Annual Conference on Friday November 15th! Studies to be presented will show how development spreads with the spread of people, goods, technologies, and ideas across national boundaries. Other talks feature evidence showing
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This is NOT the Nobel Symposium panel with Jeff Sachs and others, for which the video isn’t available yet. It IS a 3-minute clip of a talk Bill gave at the Swedish think tank Timbro while he was in Stockholm. Photo by Julien Harneis via Flickr.
In March, Abhijit Banerjee and Angus Deaton, two of the most brilliant development economists of our time, squared off at DRI’s Debates in Development conference. Here’s the four-minute version: For Banerjee, co-author with Esther Duflo of Poor Economics, development experiments are valuable because they force researchers to think rigorously
On Tuesday, February 28, 2012, Abhijit Banerjee, MIT Professor of Economics, will discuss how he is rethinking the fight against poverty in his lecture Why aren’t children learning? (and what we can do about it). The lecture, part of the Albert Gallatin Lecture series, will take
David Rice, DRI’s (now former) Managing Director, will be speaking at Wesleyan University’s Forum for International Development this Saturday February 18th. David will give the keynote address “Is it Better to Give or Receive? Rethinking International Development,” as well as a lecture on “Innovating Capital Flows to Small
How influential is the Gates Foundation, and what impact do its sheer size and scale — the foundation grants an average of $10 million per day and employs over 1,000 people — have on both philanthropy and the fields in which it operates? While there
Why is honesty so important? Professor Easterly discussed this cardinal value in his own career, and in the context of international development, with Julia Kennedy and Devin T. Stewart at the Carnegie Council on September 15. “People do know a lot about their own problems