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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 View Map 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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