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Book Title: What Can Foreign Aid Do For the World's Poor? (Cato Unbound)|
The author of the book: William Easterly
Date of issue: April 3rd 2006
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Read full description of the books What Can Foreign Aid Do For the World's Poor? (Cato Unbound):When Angelina Jolie appears on MTV trekking across Africa with a world-famous development economist and Bono makes it to the cover of Time for his work on behalf of the world's poor, you can be sure that the issue of world poverty isn't just for wonks any more. Wealthy citizens of wealthy countries seem to increasingly recognize the gulf between them and the rest of the world. But what, if anything, can the wealthy people of the world do that will really help? Billions upon billions have been spent by governments and institutions like the World Bank over the last half-century to launch less developed countries onto a trajectory of growth. Yet despite all this money—or perhaps because of it—many countries continue to languish in abject poverty. Do we need to spend even more, faster? Or have development efforts misunderstood the deeper causes of growth? How important are political and social institutions to the effectiveness of aid? And how important are intangibles like culture, belief systems, and human capital? Are there underappreciated opportunities for aid that we should hear from Ms. Jolie's bee-stung lips and that Bono ought to be singing from the rooftops?
William Easterly, Professor of Economics at New York University and former World Bank economist, will kick off the conversation with an essay based on his new book, White Man's Burden: Why the West's Efforts to Aid the Rest Have Done So Much Ill and So Little Good. Branko Milanovic of the World Bank, Deepak Lal, Jules S. Coleman Professor of Economics at UCLA, and Steve Radelet, Senior Fellow of the Center for Global Development, will round out the conversation with their expert comments.
Read information about the authorWilliam Easterly is Professor of
Economics at New York University, joint with Africa House, and Co-Director of NYU's Development Research Institute. He is editor of Aid Watch blog, Associate of the National Bureau of Economic Research and Co-Editor of the Journal of Development Economics. He is the author of The White Man’s Burden: How the West’s Efforts to Aid the Rest Have Done So Much Ill and So Little Good (Penguin, 2006), The Elusive Quest for Growth: Economists' Adventures and Misadventures in the Tropics (MIT, 2001), 3 other co-edited books, and 59 articles in refereed economics journals. William Easterly received his Ph.D. in Economics at MIT. He was born in West Virginia and is the 8th most famous native of Bowling Green, Ohio, where he grew up. He spent sixteen years as a Research Economist at the World Bank. He is on the board of the anti-malaria philanthropy, Nets for Life. His work has been discussed in media outlets like the Lehrer Newshour, National Public Radio, the BBC, the New York Times, Wall Street Journal, the New York Review of Books, the Washington Post, the Economist, the New Yorker, Forbes, Business Week, the Financial Times, the Times of London, the Guardian, and the Christian Science Monitor. Foreign Policy magazine inexplicably named him one of the world’s Top 100 Public Intellectuals in 2008. His areas of expertise are the determinants of long-run economic growth, the political economy of development, and the effectiveness of foreign aid. He has worked in most areas of the developing world, most heavily in Africa, Latin America, and Russia. William Easterly is an associate editor of the American Economic Journals: Macroeconomics, the Journal of Comparative Economics and the Journal of Economic Growth.
Taken from his website.
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