Latest Schedule Update for Thursday’s Conference

19 Mar

Debates in Development: The Search for Answers

When: March 22, 2012
Where: The Great Hall at Cooper Union, New York City
7 East 7th Street, New York, NY
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This event is free and open to the public, but space is limited

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Coffee and Refreshments

Introductory Remarks from DRI
Technology Answers and Development Possibilities
Yaw Nyarko, NYU Development Research Institute
Finding Answers or Answer-Finding Systems?
William Easterly, NYU Development Research Institute

Session I: Development Goals, Evaluation, and Learning from Projects in Africa
Michael Clemens, Center for Global Development
Stewart Paperin, Open Society Foundations
Bernadette Wanjala, Tilburg University Development Research Institute

Lunch Provided
Cooper Union Great Hall Lobby

Session II: Keynote Address: Finding Answers in the Global Market
Andrew Rugasira, Founder and Chairman, Good African Coffee, Uganda

Coffee Break

Session III: Searching for Answers with Randomized Experiments
Abhijit Banerjee, MIT, presentation of the book “Poor Economics”
Discussant: Angus Deaton, Princeton University and Woodrow Wilson School

“Poor Economics” Book Signing

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