Having conducted extensive research in the field of economic growth and
development, William Easterly has broad knowledge and expertise on the
problems facing developing countries. While working for the World Bank, he
travelled extensively in Africa, Latin America and Asia, and is well placed to
comment on the key issues and debates surrounding the question of how best to
promote increased well-being in the poor countries of the world. In this interview
he discusses with Brian Snowdon several of the key controversies that have
recently attracted the attention of scholars of economic growth and development.