The Great Escape
Thursday, October 24, 2013 from 5:00 PM to 7:30 PM (EDT)
New York, NY
Featuring author Angus Deaton, Dwight D. Eisenhower Professor of International Affairs and Professor of Economics and International Affairs at the Woodrow Wilson School and the Economics Department at Princeton
With an introduction from William Easterly, Professor of Economics at New York University and Co-director of the NYU Development Research Institute
6-7pm: Lecture and Q&A
7-7:30pm: Book Signing
Deaton describes vast innovations and wrenching setbacks: the successes of antibiotics, pest control, vaccinations, and clean water on the one hand, and disastrous famines and the HIV/AIDS epidemic on the other. He also considers how economic growth in India and China has improved the lives of more than a billion people. Deaton argues that international aid has been ineffective and even harmful. He suggests alternative efforts--including reforming incentives to drug companies and lifting trade restrictions--that will allow the developing world to bring about its own Great Escape.
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NYU Development Research Institute
Founded in 2006, the Development Research Institute is devoted to rigorous, scholarly research on the economic development and growth of poor countries. DRI is an independent and non-partisan organization led by NYU Professors William Easterly and Yaw Nyarko, and is home to a growing team of researchers and students.