William Easterly

Economist, Academic

1957 –

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Who is William Easterly?

William Russell Easterly is an American economist, specializing in economic growth and foreign aid. 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 also a nonresident senior fellow at the Brookings Institution in Washington DC. Easterly is an associate editor of the Quarterly Journal of Economics, the Journal of Economic Growth, and of the Journal of Development Economics.

Easterly maintained a blog called "Aid Watch" where he posted regularly about aid related issues. The blog was active between January 2009 and May 2011.

He has also spoken at the Templeton Foundation with his contemporary Dambisa Moyo as well as written in the press to respond to critics such as Jeffrey Sachs.

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Born
Sep 7, 1957
Morgantown
Also known as
  • William Russell Easterly
Nationality
  • United States of America
Profession
Education
  • Massachusetts Institute of Technology
  • Bowling Green State University
Employment
  • New York University
Lived in
  • Ohio

Submitted
on July 23, 2013

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