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By Daron Acemoglu - Oct 30,2022
BOSTON  —  China highlights a long-debated question about economic development: Can a top-down autocracy outperform liberal market economies in terms of innovation and growth?Between 1980 and 2019, China’s average annual GDP growth rate was over 8 per cent, faster than
By Daron Acemoglu - Oct 10,2022
BOSTON — Are successful businesspeople more like heroes or villains? In fictional accounts, one can find plenty of examples of each, from Charles Dickens’s miserly Ebenezer Scrooge to Ayn Rand’s rugged individualist entrepreneur John Galt. In F.
By Daron Acemoglu - Sep 08,2022
 CAMBRIDGE  —  Not only are billions of people around the world glued to their mobile phones, but the information they consume has changed dramatically, and not for the better.
By Daron Acemoglu - Jul 25,2022
BOSTON  —  Environmental tariffs may be humanity’s last hope for mitigating climate change, which is on course to become increasingly devastating if we do not curb our greenhouse-gas (GHG) emissions.The most straightforward way to confront this unprecedented global thre
By Daron Acemoglu - Jul 16,2022
CAMBRIDGE  —  While there are no ironclad laws of politics, two tendencies in the United States, midterm swings against the incumbent party (the “midterm blues”) and the negative electoral effects of inflation and unemployment (“political business cycles”), come pretty
By Daron Acemoglu - May 24,2022
Project Syndicate (PS): Last July, you wrote that economists and investors were right to be apprehensive about deficit spending, public debt, and the risk of sustained price growth, but “it would be a mistake to respond to these concerns by pumping the brakes on the economy.” US
By Daron Acemoglu - Dec 21,2021
BOSTON — The squabbling that has erupted within the US Democratic Party following its loss in the recent Virginia gubernatorial election has convinced many observers that the Republicans will handily retake the House of Representatives next year.
By Daron Acemoglu - Dec 05,2021
BOSTON — Global supply chains used to be the last thing policymakers worried about. The topic was largely the concern of academics, who studied the possible efficiency gains and potential risks associated with this aspect of globalisation.
By Daron Acemoglu - Nov 13,2021
CAMBRIDGE — The last-gasp effort at the United Nations Climate Change Conference to keep global warming below 1.5°C, relative to preindustrial levels, was destined to fall short, regardless of how many heads of state and business leaders flew to Glasgow.
By Daron Acemoglu - Oct 06,2021
CAMBRIDGE — With the price of Bitcoin reaching new highs, and El Salvador and Cuba deciding to accept it as legal tender, cryptocurrencies are here to stay. What implications will this have for money and politics?Money depends on trust.

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