Daron Acemoglu is the Elizabeth and James Killian Professor of Economics at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. In 2005 he won the prestigious John Bates Clark medal, awarded to the best economist under 40.
Books by Daron Acemoglu
Interviews with Daron Acemoglu
The Race between Education and Technology
by Claudia Goldin and Lawrence F Katz
Top Incomes in the Long Run of History
by Emmanuel Saez, Thomas Piketty & Tony Atkinson
Why Nations Fail
by Daron Acemoglu and James Robinson
by Larry M Bartels
by Simon Johnson & Simon Johnson and James Kwak
The US, the UK and many other countries around the globe have become far less equal over the past 30 years. It’s important we understand how and why this happened, and what it means for our societies, says Daron Acemoglu, a professor of economics at MIT. He recommends the best books to get a better understanding of inequality.
Interviews where books by Daron Acemoglu were recommended
The Russo-Ukrainian War
by Serhii Plokhy
King: A Life
by Jonathan Eig
Witchcraft: A History in Thirteen Trials
by Marion Gibson
How to Flourish: An Ancient Guide to Living Well
by Aristotle & Susan Sauvé Meyer (translator)
Power and Progress: Our Thousand-Year Struggle Over Technology and Prosperity
by Daron Acemoglu & Simon Johnson
As high summer hits the northern hemisphere, Sophie Roell, editor of Five Books, takes a look at the many nonfiction books published over the last three months. With so many books coming out that are both readable and written by people who know what they’re talking about, reading remains one of the most enjoyable ways to make sense of the world around us.