Economic Development and the Tyranny of Experts

Wednesday, March 5, 2014
Speakers
William Easterly

Author of The Tyranny of Experts: Economists, Dictators, and the Forgotten Rights of the Poor; Professor of Economics, New York University

Presiders
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

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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