William R. Easterly: The Independent Institute

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William R. Easterly
William R. Easterly

William R. Easterly is Professor of Economics and Co-director of the Development Research Institute at New York University. Professor Easterly received his Ph.D. in economics from MIT, and he has been Economist and Senior Advisor for the World Bank and Research Fellow at El Colegio de Mexico.

A contributing author to many scholarly volumes and journals, he is the author or editor of the books Reinventing Foreign Aid, The White Man’s Burden: Why the West’s Efforts to Aid the Rest Have Done So Much Ill and So Little Good, The Elusive Quest for Growth: Economists' Adventures and Misadventures in the Tropics, The Limits of Stabilization: Infrastructure and Fiscal Adjustment in Latin America (with L. Serven), Public Sector Deficits and Macroeconomic Performance (with C. Rodriguez and K. Schmidt-Hebbel), and Crecimiento Económico (with M. Aparicio).