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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.  

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

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 …

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Milken Institute: The Rise and Decline of Nations and Civilizations

Hosted by the Milken Institute, this panel discussion features Jared Diamond (Professor, Department of Geography, University of California, Los Angeles; Pulitzer Prize winner, “Guns, Germs, and Steel”), Niall Ferguson (Laurence A. Tisch Professor of History, Harvard University; Senior Fellow, Hoover Institution), James Robinson (David Florence Professor of Government, Harvard University) and moderator William Bennett (Former …

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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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