Debates in Development: The Search for Answers

When: March 22, 2012
Where: The Great Hall at Cooper Union, New York City
7 East 7th Street, New York, NY
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This event is free and open to the public, but space is limited

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9:00am-10:00am
Coffee and Refreshments

10:00am-10:45am
Introductory Remarks from DRI
Technology Answers and Development Possibilities
Yaw Nyarko, NYU Development Research Institute
Finding Answers or Answer-Finding Systems?
William Easterly, NYU Development Research Institute

10:45am-12:15pm
Session I: Development Goals, Evaluation, and Learning from Projects in Africa
Michael Clemens, Center for Global Development
Stewart Paperin, Open Society Foundations
Bernadette Wanjala, Tilburg University Development Research Institute

12:15pm-1:30pm
Lunch Provided
Cooper Union Great Hall Lobby

1:30pm-2:30pm 
Session II: Keynote Address: Finding Answers in the Global Market
Andrew Rugasira, Founder and Chairman, Good African Coffee, Uganda

2:30pm-3:00pm 
Coffee Break

3:00pm-4:30pm 
Session III: Searching for Answers with Randomized Experiments
Abhijit Banerjee, MIT, presentation of the book “Poor Economics”
Discussant: Angus Deaton, Princeton University and Woodrow Wilson School

4:30pm 
“Poor Economics” Book Signing

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