William Russell Easterly
(born September 7, 1957) is an American
, specializing in
. He is a Professor of Economics at
New York University
, joint with Africa House, and Co-Director of NYU’s Development Research Institute. He is a Research Associate of
, senior fellow at the Bureau for Research and Economic Analysis of Development (BREAD) of
, and a nonresident senior fellow at the
. Easterly is an associate editor of the ''
Journal of Economic Growth
Easterly is the author of three books: ''
The Elusive Quest for Growth
: Economists’ Adventures and Misadventures in the Tropics'' (2001); ''
The White Man’s Burden
: Why the West’s Efforts to Aid the Rest Have Done So Much Ill and So Little Good'' (2006), which won the 2008 Hayek Prize; and ''
The Tyranny of Experts
: Economists, Dictators, and the Forgotten Rights of the Poor'' (2014), which was a finalist for the 2015 Hayek Prize.
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