William Easterly

By IndepthAfrica
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Aug 28th, 2014
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By Aklog Birara “Not even shooting and jailing the opposition, manipulating aid to starve the opposition, seizing the lands of villagers (Gambella, the Omo Valley, etc.) and relocating them (Villagization) against their will, and perpetrating violence against villagers who protest has been enough to ...
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Aug 14th, 2014
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By Seid Hassan, Murray State University First if all, I thank Professor Alemayehu for both reading my commentary and for pointing out a technical error that I made while trying to show the appreciation of the birr’s real exchange rate. Professor Alemayehu’s commentary and positive criticism was broug...
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Mar 26th, 2014
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By William Easterly, Seattle Times SOMEHOW — probably my own fault — I have wound up on Bill Gates’ list of the world’s most misguided economists. Gates singled me out by name in his annual 2014 letter to his foundation as an “aid critic” spreading harmful myths about ineffective aid programs. I actu...
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Nov 6th, 2012
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By Jeremy Weate The development sector has for the past few years been criticised for being ineffectual. This has come both from ex-insiders, such as Owen Barder and William Easterly, as well as those outside the sector, most notably by Dambisa Moyo in Dead Aid, who continues to yearn for an African ...
By benim
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Oct 29th, 2010
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One would think that in 2010 the debate over whether human rights should be mortgaged in favor of economic growth would have died. But last week’s New Yorker featured a profile of the World Bank’s Chief Economist and a discussion of the theory that authoritarian states can achieve better ...