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Becker Friedman Institute: The Race between Machine and Man

Daron Acemoglu addresses an old macroeconomic concern—that machines will replace human labor–with a microeconomic analysis. “How is that for almost 200 years, technological change could be ongoing without non-employment becoming a serious issue?” The Becker Friedman Institute at the University of Chicago supports and advances collaborative, cross-disciplinary research in economics and related fields.

Columbia University discussion: Why Nations Succeed | The Building Blocks

Despite may years of research and interventions, the modern world is characterized by extraordinary wealth combined with widespread poverty and violence. This panel brings together respected scholars from Anthropology, Economics, Finance and Law to discuss the challenges before us and how their research may provide new ways to tackle these issues and build successful nations. …

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James Robinson: Why Nations Fail

Hosted by Cornell University and The Center for the Study of Economy and Society (CSES), James Robinson, co-author of the book “Why Nations Fail”, talks about how modern economic growth rests on innovation. How innovation is usually seen as proportional to effort, investment, and levels of accumulated knowledge technological prowess – as positive forces. But innovation also …

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Daron Acemoglu: Why Nations Fail

“Why Nations Fail” is a book by two economists, Daron Acemoglu (professor of economics at MIT) and James Robinson (professor of economics at Harvard) about the importance of political and economic institutions for economic growth. It is one of several perspectives and presented ideas on why certain countries and continents has a history of economic prosperity …

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