Daron Acemoglu

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Elizabeth and James Killian Professor of Economics

Department of Economics

Massachusetts Institute of Technology

50 Memorial Dr., E52-380b
Cambridge, MA 02142-1347

(617) 253-1927


Blog: Why Nations Fail

Website: MIT faculty profile

Issues: Competition Policy and Antitrust and Innovation and Economic Growth

About Daron Acemoglu

Daron Acemoglu is currently the Elizabeth and James Killian Professor of Economics at Massachusetts Institute of Technology and winner of the 2005 John Bates Clark Medal. He received his B.A. degree from the University of York, UK and his M.Sc. degree in mathematical economics and econometrics and then his Ph.D. degree in 1992 from the London School of Economics. He was a lecturer in economics at the LSE from 1992-1993. Acemoglu became a member of the M.I.T. faculty in 1993. He was promoted to full professor in 2000. He is a member of the Economic Growth program of the Canadian Institute of Advanced Research. He is also affiliated with the National Bureau of Economic Research, Center for Economic Performance, and Centre for Economic Policy Research.

His principal interests are political economy, economic development, economic growth, technology, income and wage inequality, human capital and training, and labour economics. His most recent works concentrate on the role of institutions in economic development and political economy.

Daron Acemoglu is also the co-editor of Econometrica, Review of Economics and Statistics, and associate editor of the Journal of Economic Growth, and an editorial committee board member of the Annual Review of Economics.

B.A., University of York, 1989
MSc., London School of Economics, 1990
Ph.D., London School of Economics, 1992