In Conversation with Daron Acemoglu by Kathryn Zickuhr published by Washington Center for equitable growth: evidence for a stronger economy (5/2023).
“Equitable Growth in Conversation is a recurring series where we talk with economists and other academics to help us better understand whether and how economic inequality affects economic growth and stability. In this installment, Kathryn Zickuhr, senior labor market policy analyst at the Washington Center for Equitable Growth, speaks with MIT Institute Professor Daron Acemoglu. He is the recipient of the John Bates Clark Medal in 2005, awarded annually to the best economist in the United States under the age of 40 by the American Economic Association, and the Erwin Plein Nemmers prize awarded every two years for work of lasting significance in economics. Acemoglu’s areas of research include political economy, economic development and growth, human capital theory, growth theory, innovation, search theory, and network economics and learning. His recent research examines the political, economic, and social causes of differences in economic development across societies, the factors affecting the institutional and political evolution of nations, and how technology impacts growth, the distribution of resources, and is itself determined by economic and social incentives. Zickuhr and Acemoglu discussed…”