Daron Acemoglu
Daron Acemoglu
Contributor, The Yuan

Daron Acemoglu, a professor of Economics at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, is co-author (with James A. Robinson) of Why Nations Fail: The Origins of Power, Prosperity and Poverty and The Narrow Corridor: States, Societies, and the Fate of Liberty.


Daron Acemoglu talks cracks in democracy's economic base with The Yuan
Emerging markets
The world is facing multiple challenges at once, from heightened inflation to fragile economic growth, the COVID-19 pandemic, war in Ukraine, and threats to democracy. Economics professor Daron Acemoglu takes a look at each of these challenges, and what might be done to mitigate them.
Daron Acemoglu  |  Sep 01, 2022
Environmental tariffs could be a game changer
Game-changers
As climate change devastates the environment, all mitigating means must be considered. Some countries have turned to carbon taxes, but not the world’s biggest emitters the US, China, and India, where political barriers prevent this. Environmental tariffs, however, could circumvent such obstacles and even more effectively achieve their aim via incentives.
Daron Acemoglu  |  Aug 24, 2022
The Right Way to Worry
Cognition
The sway of the dinosaurs ended 66 million years ago when an asteroid crashed into Chicxulub in Mexico. If a similar asteroid were to crash into Earth today, it would cause another mass-extinction event. This should concern us now and in the coming century.
Daron Acemoglu  |  Jul 22, 2021