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The Tyranny of Experts: An Intellectual History of Autocratic Approaches to Economic Development

Past Series, The Disciplines Series, The Disciplines Series: The Idea of Development

dateMarch 31, 2014 timeMonday, 6:15pm EDT location The Heyman Center, Second Floor Common Room, Columbia University
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William Easterly, Professor of Economics at New York University and Co-director of the NYU Development Research Institute, will lead a discussion on the idea of development as an authoritarian concept.

The commentator for the talk will be Gregory Mann, Associate Professor of History at Columbia. Michele Alacevich, Associate Director of Research Activities, Heyman Center for the Humanities and Diplomatische Akademie Wien, will chair the talk.