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Tag: Institutions

Sydney Opera House Talks & Ideas: An Evening with Niall Ferguson

The Scottish-born Harvard University professor, known for his provocative and contrarian views on international history and economic policy, discusses his life and work. Ferguson is a prolific commentator, a contributing editor to the Financial Times, and is the author of 11 books. In 2011, his film company released its first feature-length documentary, Kissinger, which won …

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Talks at Google: James Robinson: “Why Nations Fail”

Professor James Robinson is a leading developmental economist, political scientist, and New York Times bestselling author. His book is Why Nations Fail. It proposes an institutional explanation for why some societies are dynamic and prosperous and others are not. He has fascinating examples from the present day going back to the Roman Empire.  

Niall Ferguson: The Great Degeneration: How Institutions Decay and Economies Die

Niall Ferguson, a senior fellow at the Hoover Institution, discussed the falling quality of American institutions in his talk entitled;The Great Degeneration: How Institutions Decay and Economies Die; His book of the same name is available on Amazon. Ferguson focuses on China and the United States as examples of institutional improvement in the developing world …

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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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