Daron Acemoglu is Elizabeth and James Killian Professor of Economics in the Department of Economics at the MIT. He has received a BA in economics at the University of York, M.Sc. in mathematical economics and econometrics and Ph.D. in economics, both at the London School of Economics. He has received many awards, including the John Bates Clark Medal and Honorary Doctorates from the University of Utrecht, Bosporus University, and the University of Athens. He has published four books, among them, Economic Origins of Dictatorship and Democracy (joint with James A. Robinson).
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