Daron Acemoglu and James A. Robinson

About the author


Daron Acemoglu is an economist and author. He is the Elizabeth and James Killian Professor of Economics at MIT, and a Research Associate at the National Bureau of Economic Research. He is also a Senior Fellow at the Canadian Institute for Advanced Research.

Previously, Acemoglu was a lecturer at the London School of Economics. He was the recipient of the John Bates Clark Medal in 2005. Acemoglu earned his MSc and Ph.D. from the London School of Economics. He holds a B.A. from the University of York.

James A. Robinson is an economist and political scientist. He is currently the Professor of Global Conflict Studies and University Professor at the University of Chicago’s Harris School of Public Policy. He is also the Institute Director at The Pearson Institute for the Study and Resolution of Global Conflicts.

Previously, Robinson has taught at Harvard University, the University of California, Berkeley, the University of Southern California, and the University of Melbourne. He holds a master’s degree in Economics from the University of Warwick and earned his Ph.D. in Economics from Yale University. He earned a BSc from the London School of Economics.