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“New Directions in Development,” Hosted by NYU’s Development Research Institute—March 4

February 22, 2011
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New York University’s Development Research Institute will host “New Directions in Development,” a one-day conference highlighting the latest cross-disciplinary scholarship on the determinants of political, social and economic development, on Friday, March 4, 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. at Cooper Union's Great Hall (7 East 7th Street, at 20 Cooper Square).

The event is free and open to the public, but registration is required by clicking here. For more information, call 212.992.7491. (Subways: 6, Astor Place; N, R, 8th Street). Photo ID required for entry.

The event is organized by NYU’s Development Research Institute and the university’s Department of Economics. Reporters interested in attending the event must RSVP to James Devitt, NYU’s Office of Public Affairs, at 212.998.6808 or james.devitt@nyu.edu.

Presentations include: “From Skepticism to Development,” by NYU Economics Professor William Easterly, co-director of DRI (10:30-11:10 a.m.) “Information Technology and Development,” by NYU Economics Professor Yaw Nyarko, co-director of DRI (11:10 -11:50 a.m.); “Does Poverty Lead to Violence?” by Chris Blattman, an assistant professor in Yale University’s Department of Political Science and a visiting scholar at NYU’s Robert F. Wagner Graduate School of Public Service (12:10-12:50 p.m.); “Culture Matters” by Raquel Fernández, a professor in NYU’s Department of Economics (2:30-3:10 p.m.); and “Law and Development” by Kevin Davis, the Beller Family Professor of Business Law at NYU School of Law (3:30-4:10 p.m.).

EDITOR’S NOTE

The Development Research Institute (DRI) is devoted to rigorous, scholarly research on the economic development and growth of poor countries. An independent and non-partisan organization, DRI builds upon a foundation of academic research comparing aid agency practices and surveying the thinking behind aid projects. For more, go to http://dri.as.nyu.edu/ and http://aidwatchers.com/.

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Press Contact: James Devitt | (212) 998-6808

“New Directions in Development,” Hosted by NYU’s Development Research Institute—March 4

NYU's Development Research Institute will host “New Directions in Development,” a one-day conference highlighting the latest cross-disciplinary scholarship on the determinants of political, social and economic development, on Friday, March 4.


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