Events

UPCOMING EVENTS

Seminar: How Much Can We Generalize from Impact Evaluation Results? (abstract)
Presented by Eva Vivalt, a postdoctoral fellow at DRI
April 22, 2014, 12-1:30pm
Room 802, 19 West 4th Street
Lunch will be provided.

The Tyranny of Experts Book Tour: Click here for the calendar of all upcoming events related to Professor Easterly’s new book, The Tyranny of Experts: Economists, Dictators, and the Forgotten Rights of the Poor.

PAST EVENTS

Seminar: Promoting Transparency in Social Science Research with Edward Miguel, Professor of Economics at UC-Berkeley, and Faculty Director of the Center for Effective Global Action (CEGA), April 4, 2014

Book Launch: The Tyranny of Experts: Economists, Dictators, and the Forgotten Rights of the Poor, by William EasterlyMarch 3, 2014

DRI Annual Conference: Beyond the Nation: Pioneering Studies in How Development SpreadsNovember 15, 2013

The Great Escape: Book Launch with author Angus Deaton, October 24, 2013
Author Angus Deaton gave a lecture and answered questions on his latest book, The Great Escape: Health, Wealth, and the Origins of Inequality.

A Conversation with Dr. Eleni Gabre-Madhin: Setting up a commodity exchange and doing business in Africa, April 25, 2012
DRI partner Africa House hosted Dr. Eleni Gabre-Madhin,  Founder and Chief Executive Officer of the Ethiopia Commodity Exchange, who discussed her experience setting up the exchange and current business trends in Africa.

2012 Annual Conference – Debates in Development: The Search for Answers, March 22, 2012
DRI co-directors Bill Easterly and Yaw Nyarko and speakers Abhijit Banerjee, Andrew Rugasira, Angus Deaton, Bernadette Wanjala, Michael Clemens, and Stewart Paperin debated different approaches to development at Cooper Union.

Public Forum with Steve ForbesFebruary 23, 2012
Bill Easterly moderated as Steve Forbes defended the free market at its moment of crisis.

Enhancing Economic Development through Technology: Focus on Africa and Other Developing RegionsFebruary 12 and 13, 2012
The annual conference of the Center for Technology and Economic Development (CTED), in Abu Dhabi. Agenda

Luncheon on Africa’s Entrepreneurial Networks with Mellena HaileAugust 15, 2011
Mellena Haile discussed E-Pulse, a  program used by the Kauffman Foundation to map the evolution of Africa’s entrepreneurial networks with mobile phones, at a DRI and Africa House luncheon.

2011 Annual Conference – New Directions in DevelopmentMarch 4, 2011
DRI co-directors Bill Easterly and Yaw Nyarko, Yale’s Chris Blattman, NYU Economics’ Raquel Fernandez and NYU Law’s Kevin Davis presented and discussed new directions in development at the Cooper Union.

2010 Annual Conference – Best and Worst of Aid, March 5, 2010
DRI co-directors Bill Easterly and Yaw Nyarko, CEO of the Institute for State Effectiveness Claire Lockhart, Vice President of the South East Region in the World Bank Isabel Guerrero, Founder of The Independent Andrew Mwenda, and the Harvard Kennedy School’s Lant Pritchett presented new findings, discussions and debates on the best and worst of what happened in aid.

2009 Annual Conference –  What Would the Poor Say? Debates in Aid Evaluation, February 6, 2009
Over a dozen speakers and participants criticized aid agencies for their lack of accountability and transparency, and suggested new ideas.