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

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.

  • William Easterly Professor of Economics New York University
  • Gregory Mann Associate Professor of History Columbia University
  • Michele Alacevich Assistant Professor of History and Director of Global Studies Loyola University, Maryland