NYU's Easterly, Roubini Among Top 100 Twitter Users in International Affairs


New York University Professors William Easterly and Nouriel Roubini are among the top 100 Twitter users in international affairs, according to a ranking by Foreign Policy magazine. The list also included Prime Ministers Stephen Harper of Canada and Benjamin Netanyahu of Israel, former Vice President Al Gore, Fareed Zakaria, editor of Newsweek International, and Mike Mullen, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff.

New York University Professors William Easterly and Nouriel Roubini are among the top 100 Twitter users in international affairs, according to a ranking by Foreign Policy magazine. The list also included Prime Ministers Stephen Harper of Canada and Benjamin Netanyahu of Israel, former Vice President Al Gore, Fareed Zakaria, editor of Newsweek International, and Mike Mullen, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff.

Easterly (@bill_easterly), who also has an appointment with NYU’s Africa House, is the author of The White Man’s Burden: Why the West’s Efforts to Aid the Rest Have Done So Much Ill and So Little Good (2006). In it, he argues that Western aid plans have failed and will continue to do so because they are far too removed and detached from the situations of poverty they are attempting to improve. Easterly, who served as a research economist at the World Bank for 16 years, contends that local methods are much more successful against poverty. His other published works include The Elusive Quest for Growth: Economists’ Adventures and Misadventures in the Tropics (2001). Ea 500

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