James A. Robinson
James A. Robinson's appearance is cancelled.
Why are some nations rich and others poor? This is the central question addressed by two of the world’s leading experts on development in Why Nations Fail: The Origins of Power, Prosperity, and Poverty (Crown Business, $30.00). Using fifteen years of research exploring 400 years of history, Acemoglu and Robinson demonstrate that it is man-made political and economic institutions that underlie economic success or failure. “. . . an intellectually rich book that develops an important thesis with verve.”—Financial Times. Robinson, a political scientist and an economist, is the David Florence Professor of Government at Harvard University. Acemoglu is the Killian Professor of Economics at MIT.