Daron Acemoglu



  • Fellow
  • Institutions, Organizations & Growth


  • Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Department of Economics


  • United States


PhD, London School of Economics
MSc, London School of Economics
BA, University of York


Economist Daron Acemoglu’s interests lie in income and wage inequality, human capital and training, economic growth, technical change, search theory and political economy.

His current research concerns the political economy of development, institutional development and technical change.


Fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences and the Econometric Society, 2006

Turkish-American Scientists and Scholars Association's Turkish Science Award, 2006

John Bates Clark Medal from the American Economic Association, 2005

Inaugural T.W. Shultz Prize, 2004

Inaugural Sherwin Rosen Award, 2004

Relevant Publications

Acemoglu, D., and D. Cao. "Innovation by Entrants and Incumbents." Journal of Economic Theory 157 (May 2015): 255–94.

Acemoglu, D., A. Ozdaglar, and A. Tahbaz-Salehi. "Systemic Risk and Stability in Financial Networks." American Economic Review 105, no. 2 (February 2015): 564–608.

Acemoglu, D., and M.O. Jackson. "History, Expectations and Leadership in the Evolution of Cooperation." Review of Economic Studies 82, no. 1 (January 2015): 1– 34.

Acemoglu, D., and J.A. Robinson. "The Rise and Decline of General Laws of Capitalism." Journal of Economic Perspectives 29, no. 1 (2015): 3–28.

Acemoglu, D., D. Laibson, and John List. Principles of Economics. New York: Pearson, 2014.

Acemoglu, D., and J. Robinson. Why Nations Fail: Origins of Power, Poverty and Prosperity. New York: Random House, 2012.

Acemoglu, D. Introduction to Modern Economic Growth. Princeton University Press, 2009.

Acemoglu, D., and J. Robinson. Economic Origins of Dictatorship and Democracy. Cambridge University Press, 2006.


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