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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.  

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 – 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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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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