Howard Stein is professor at the University of Michigan's Center for Afroamerican and African Studies. His most recent volume is Deregulation and the Banking Crisis in Nigeria: A Comparative Study.
"A fascinating analysis of World Bank policies and lending, focusing primarily on the theory and practice of structural adjustment.... The historical aspects of the presentation are especially interesting, as are institutional details in the chapters on financial repression and health policy." (Choice) "Every year books about the World Bank are published. Few make an impact beyond the moment, if at all. This book does more than make an impact: it sets the standard." (John Weeks, University of London)"