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
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
Photo by fPat Murray via Flickr.
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.
The World Bank hosted a debate on the proposition: Continued AIDS investments by donors and governments is a sound investment, even in a resource-constrained environment. Jeffrey Sachs and Michel Sidibé (head of UNAIDS) argued in favor, and Mead Over and Roger England argued against. There was
Inspired by a John Kay column in the FT today.* Naked greed does not maximize corporate profits. Customers do not have full information about product quality, so they must trust their suppliers. When a corporation like GlaxoSmithKline (GSK) gets caught cheating its customers ( by
The North Korea Disney show A theory of dictator kitsch: that’s what you get when you have no mechanism for critical feedback (wait, I feel a metaphor for aid coming on!)
Courtesy of the Marines, ad during the Euro Cup final paid for with your taxpayer dollars, “Moving towards the sounds of chaos” “We are the first to move towards the sounds of tyranny, injustice, and despair” (image of helicopter gunship carrying boxes labelled “aid”) Mr.
I was recently interviewed for a podcast about TOMS shoes, part of which was also picked up on Public Radio International’s The World. Over the course of the podcast I and others articulate arguments about the TOMS Shoes Buy-One-Give-One model that DRI and Aid Watch