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Economic Development and the Tyranny of Experts

Speaker: William Easterly, Author of The Tyranny of Experts: Economists, Dictators, and the Forgotten Rights of the Poor; Professor of Economics, New York University
Presider: Isobel Coleman, Senior Fellow and Director of the Civil Society, Markets, and Democracy Initiative; Director of the Women and Foreign Policy Program; Council on Foreign Relations
March 5, 2014

Isobel Coleman hosts William Easterly, author of The Tyranny of Experts: Economists, Dictators, and the Forgotten Rights of the Poor and professor of economics at New York University, for a discussion about the prevailing approach to development; its shortcomings, namely the failure to prioritize individual rights in development; and opportunities for reform.


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