Books by William Easterly

William Easterly is a professor of economics at New York University and a senior fellow at the Center for Global Development. He was a senior research economist at the World Bank for more than sixteen years. In addition to his academic work, he has writte

Released: March 4, 2014

"A sharply written polemic intended to stir up debate about the aims of global anti-poverty campaigns."
Easterly (Economics/New York Univ.; The White Man's Burden: Why the West's Efforts to Aid the Rest Have Done So Much Ill and So Little Good, 2006, etc.) delivers a scathing assault on the anti-poverty programs associated with both the United Nations and its political and private sector supporters. Read full book review >
Released: March 20, 2006

"Easterly's is not the only recent portrayal of humanitarianism in crisis (see David Rieff's A Bed for the Night, 2002), but it is unusual in suggesting solutions as well."
A contrarian argument that humanitarian assistance seldom produces the desired results—and may even further poverty and hunger. Read full book review >