William Easterly

William Easterly


NYU Economics Professor. I am an expert on the other experts.

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This election will be like an NFL game decided by a disputed call, except we won't hear from the replay booth until a week later.

Non-economist nerds ask "what's the latest from the vote count?" Economist nerds ask "what's the latest from the prediction market?"

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Me and @tomgpalmer  having a great conversation about remembering the forgotten rights of the poor. via @YouTube 

I loved the movie Hillbilly Elegy about @JDVance1 . Some negative reviewers just expressed their own irrelevant political views rather than fairly reviewing the movie.

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Our smartphones are 120 million times more powerful than the computers that guided Apollo 11. That has enabled us to progress from moon landings to cat videos.

Most important story of 2017 is that the global poverty rate reached its lowest level ever. This will probably be the most important story of 2018 also. Happy New Year.

Cuban soldiers push Fidel's broken-down funeral vehicle -- an Econ teacher's dream-come-true for a metaphor HT

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Africans have highest educational attainment of any immigrant group

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As a democracy expert, I have no frigging clue why this is happening

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World Bank suspends its Doing Business report while it investigates "A number of irregularities {that} have been reported regarding changes to the data"

Is it cheating to truncate the Y-axis in a graph?

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What is largest company of all time? Surprising answer: at the height of a 1637 speculative bubble involving tulips, the Dutch East India Company was worth more than today's top 20 companies combined.

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What used to be offensively called the "Third World" (Africa/Asia/Latin America) now produces more total GDP than the "First World" (Western Europe/ US/ Canada/ Australia/NZ/Japan)

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