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The Tyranny of Experts

Department of Economics public lecture

Date: Monday 8 December 2014 
Time: 6.30-8pm 
Venue: Old Theatre, Old Building
Speaker: Professor William Easterly

The admirable fight against global poverty has a blind spot on democracy and human rights, which are both good in themselves and also the most well-proven and lasting path out of poverty. Experts in development have too often unintentionally provided a rationale for oppressive autocrats and unenlightened US foreign policy in poor countries.

William Easterly (@bill_easterly) is Professor of Economics at New York University and Director of NYU’s Development Research Institute

The Department of Economics at LSE (@LSEEcon) is one of the largest economics departments in the world. Its size ensures that all areas of economics are strongly represented in both research and teaching.

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