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Speaker(s): Professor William Easterly
Chair: Professor Stuart Corbridge
Recorded on 19 May 2010 at Old Theatre, Old Building
This lecture argues that occasions when development economists were more certain about 'the solution to global poverty' have often led to harmful consequences for the world's poor in the long-run. Sceptical criticism is a creative force that redirects attention and effort away from centrally-directed expert solutions towards effective decentralised problem-solving.