Success Without Design: Lessons from the Unplanned World of Development

How can we plan to make development happen in a world where most success is unplanned? Does respecting the rights of the poor make unplanned development work better?

To find out join us for an NYU Development Research Institute event on April 6, 2016, featuring a conversation between Matt Ridley, author of  The Evolution of Everything: How New Ideas Emerge and William Easterly, author of The Tyranny of Experts: Economists, Dictators, and the Forgotten Rights of the Poor.

The event will be from 4 to 5:30pm at NYU Global Center's Grand Hall (top floor), located at 238 Thompson Street (corner with Washington Square South), New York, NY 10012. Registration begins at 3:30pm, the event is free and open to the public. Audience Q and A will follow the first round of conversation between the speakers. Food and refreshments will be provided. Click here, for RSVP details

PLEASE NOTE - The event will begin promptly at 4:00pm. This event will be recorded. 

Speakers: 

Matt Ridley graduated with BA and DPhil degrees from Oxford University, and worked for the Economist for nine years as science editor, Washington correspondent and American editor, before becoming a self-employed writer and businessman. He sits in the House of Lords (UK) as a Conservative and is a member of Science and Technology select committee. He won the Hayek Prize in 2011, the Julian Simon award in 2012 and the Free Enterprise Award from the Institute of Economic Affairs in 2014. 

William Easterly is Professor of Economics at New York University and Co-director of the NYU Development Research Institute, which won the 2009 BBVA Frontiers of Knowledge in Development Cooperation Award.