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Argues that western foreign aid efforts have done little to stem global poverty, citing how such organizations as the International Monetary Fund and the World Bank are not held accountable for ineffective practices that the author believes intrude into the inner workings of other countries. By the author of The Elusive Quest for Growth. 60,000 first printing.

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A brilliant, provocative, and entertaining book...Easterly's book is an insightful and thoughful critique of foreign aid. It is a must read for those involved in or interested in the topic.

A compelling examination (Economist )

His timely critique of development aid... provides no easy answers, which is [its] great virtue. (Salil Tripathi, The Independent )

A comprehensive exploration. (Edmund Conway, Daily Telegraph )

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William Easterly is a professor of economics at New York University and a senior fellow at the Center for Global Development. He was a senior research economist at the World Bank for more than sixteen years. In addition to his academic work, he has written widely in recent years for The Washington Post, Wall Street Journal, Financial Times, Forbes, and Foreign Policy, among others. He is the author of the acclaimed book The Elusive Quest for Growth: Economists' Adventures and Misadventures in the Tropics. He has worked in many areas of the developing world, most extensively in Africa, Latin America, and Russia.

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