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James Robinson and Daron Acemoglu

Authors of "Why Nations Fail: The Origins of Power, Prosperity and Poverty"

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James-Robinson Daron-AcemogluJames Robinson and Daron Acemoglu are professors of economics and political science at Harvard and MIT respectively. In their book Why Nations Fail: The Origins of Power, Prosperity, and Poverty (Profile, 2012) they attempt to explain why some nations “succeed” where others “fail”, arguing that political institutions are the key in allowing a nation to progress. Jared Diamond, in the New York Review of Books, wrote that the book “should be required reading for politicians and anyone concerned with economic development.”

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