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  • The Tyranny of Expertsby William Easterly

    Basic Books 2014; US$ 16.99

    Over the last century, global poverty has largely been viewed as a technical problem that merely requires the right “expert? solutions. Yet all too often, experts recommend solutions that fix immediate problems without addressing the systemic political factors that created them in the first place. Further, they produce an accidental collusion with... more...

  • The White Man's Burdenby William Easterly

    Penguin Publishing Group 2006; US$ 18.00

    From one of the world's best-known development economists—an excoriating attack on the tragic hubris of the West's efforts to improve the lot of the so-called developing world In his previous book, The Elusive Quest for Growth , William Easterly criticized the utter ineffectiveness of Western organizations to mitigate global poverty, and he was... more...

  • What Works in Development?by Jessica Cohen; William Easterly

    Brookings Institution Press 2009; US$ 26.95

    What Works in Development? brings together leading experts to address one of the most basic yet vexing issues in development: what do we really know about what works—and what doesn’t—in fighting global poverty? The contributors, including many of the world’s most respected economic development analysts, focus on the ongoing debate... more...

  • The Limits of Stabilizationby Luis Serven; William Russell Easterly

    World Bank Publications 2003; US$ 19.99

    Customers in the US and Canada please order from Stanford University Press at (800) 621-2736 or visit their website at www.sup.org. Over the 1980s and 1990s, most Latin American countries witnessed a retrenchment of the public sector from infrastructure provision and an opening up of infrastructure activities to the private sector. This book analyzes... more...

  • Water Policy in Minnesotaby K. William Easter; Jim Perry

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 100.00

    Minnesota has a unique role in U.S. water policy. Hydrologically, it is a state with more than 12,000 lakes, an inland sea, and the headwaters of three major river systems: the St Lawrence, the Red River of the North, and the Mississippi. Institutionally, Minnesota is also unique. All U.S. states use Total Maximum Daily Load (TMDL) approaches to addressing... more...

  • Water Markets for the 21st Centuryby K. William Easter; Qiuqiong Huang

    Springer 2014; US$ 129.00

    This book evaluates the history, the present and the future of water markets on 5 continents, beginning with the institutional underpinnings of water markets and factors influencing transaction costs. The book examines markets in seven countries and three different U.S. states, ranging from village-level water markets in Oman to basin wide formal water... more...

  • Interbasin Transfers of Waterby Charles W. Howe; K. William Easter

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 120.00

    Howe and Easter analyze existing evidence on direct and indirect benefits attributable to water, as well as the potential costs of interbasin transfers, and examine feasibility of alternatives. Originally published in 1971 more...

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