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Daron Acemoglu (Photo Credit: Byrce Vickmark, MIT News)

Daron Acemoglu

Positions
Institute Professor, Department of Economics
Keywords
AI Policy
AI Ethics

Synopsis

Synopsis

Daron Acemoglu is an MIT researcher interested in how technology influences growth and sharing of resources and how economic and social incentives drive technology.

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Biography

Biography

Daron Acemoglu is an Institute Professor at MIT and his academic work covers a wide range of areas, including political economy, economic development, economic growth, inequality, labor economics and economics of networks. He is the author of five books, including Why Nations Fail: Power, Prosperity, and Poverty and The Narrow Corridor: States, Societies, and the Fate of Liberty (both with James A. Robinson). He has received the inaugural T. W. Shultz Prize from the University of Chicago, the inaugural Sherwin Rosen Award for outstanding contribution to labor economics, a Distinguished Science Award from the Turkish Sciences Association, a John von Neumann Award, a Carnegie Fellowship, a Jean-Jacques Laffont Prize, and a Global Economy Prize. He has also received a John Bates Clark Medal, Erwin Plein Nemmers Prize, and BBVA Frontiers of Knowledge Award.