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James Robinson: Why Nations Fail – The Origins of Power, Prosperity, and Poverty

Gross domestic product (GDP) dollar estimates are derived from purchasing power parity (PPP) calculations, per capita. Credit: IMF

Gross domestic product (GDP) dollar estimates are derived from purchasing power parity (PPP) calculations, per capita. Credit: IMF

At the ESMT Open Lecture “Why Nations Fail” with James A. Robinson on March 11, 2013, the Harvard professor and co-author of the book of the same name presented the importance economic and political inclusiveness for the success of a nation. More than 300 guests attended the lecture, moderated by Quentin Peel, Financial Times chief correspondent in Germany. Those attending had the chance to ask questions at the lecture and to chat with Prof. Robinson at a reception that rounded up the event.

ESMT European School of Management and Technology was founded in October 2002 by 25 leading global companies and institutions.

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