Lant Pritchett said yes, here is a profile of Lant in NYT. Lant was with the World Bank before joining Harvard. HT to Marginal Revolution for the pointer.
Here's Lant's latest book Let Their People Come covered in the NYT story. In the eyes of Larry Summers, the "book may be like Milton Friedman's "Capitalism and Freedom,"which seemed "lunatic in the moment" but won converts with time".