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Dr. Easterly spent sixteen years as a research economist at the World Bank. He is the author of The White Man's Burden: How the West's Efforts to Aid the Rest Have Done So Much Ill and So Little Good and The Elusive Quest for Growth: Economists' Adventures and Misadventures in the Tropics, three co-edited books, and 50 articles in refereed economics journals. Media outlets, such as the Newshour with Jim Lehrer and the New Yorker, have discussed his work, and he has written for the several national newspapers. [+]