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Upcoming Events

Wilderness to Brothels to Apple Store: The History of Development on One City Block
Thursday, October 23, 2014, 12-1:30pm
DRI co-director Bill Easterly and managing director Laura Freschi will present and discuss their research on one New York City block’s economic development at NYU Stern Urbanization Project Brown Bag series.
Location: Room KMC 7-191, 44 West 4th Street, New York City
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2014 Annual Conference: Cities and Development
Tuesday, November 18, 2014, 8:30am-3:30pm
Rosenthal Pavilion, NYU Kimmel Center, 10th Floor 

60 Washington Square South, New York City
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About DRI

Founded in 2006, the Development Research Institute (DRI) 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.

Through our work, we seek to expand the number and diversity of serious commentators on the state of foreign aid and development. Our ultimate goal is to have a positive impact on the lives of the poor, who deserve the benefit of high-quality, clear-eyed, hard-headed economic research applied to the problems of world poverty.