William Easterly is professor of economics at New York University and codirector of the NYU Development Research Institute. He is the author of several books on global politics and economics, including The White Man’s Burden: Why the West’s Efforts to Aid the Rest Have Done So Much Ill and So Little Good (winner of the Hayek Prize). His writing has appeared in the New York Times, Wall Street Journal, Financial Times, New York Review of Books, and Washington Post. Foreign Policy magazine named him among the Top 100 Public Intellectuals. He lives in New York City.