William Easterly is a professor of economics at New York University and codirector of NYU's Development Research Institute. He is editor of the Aid Watch blog, associate of the National Bureau of Economic Research, and coeditor of the Journal of Development Economics. In addition, he is the author of The White Man's Burden, The Elusive Quest for Growth, three coedited books, and sixty-one articles in refereed economics journals. His work has been discussed in media outlets like the Lehrer Newshour, National Public Radio, the BBC, the New York Times, Wall Street Journal, the New York Review of Books, the Washington Post, the Economist, and the Christian Science Monitor. In 2008, Foreign Policy magazine named him one of the world's Top 100 Public Intellectuals.
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