Daron Acemoglu, PhD, Elizabeth and James Killian Professor of Economics, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Daron Acemoglu, PhD, is the Elizabeth and James Killian Professor of Economics in the Department of Economics at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. He is an elected fellow of the National Academy of Sciences, the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, the Econometric Society, the European Economic Association, and the Society of Labor Economists. He has received numerous awards and fellowships, including the inaugural T. W. Schultz Prize from the University of Chicago in 2004, the inaugural Sherwin Rosen Award for outstanding contribution to labor economics in 2004, the Distinguished Science Award from the Turkish Sciences Association in 2006, and the John von Neumann Award, Rajk College, Budapest, in 2007.
He was also the recipient of the John Bates Clark Medal in 2005, awarded every 2 years to the best economist in the US under the age of 40 by the American Economic Association, and the Erwin Plein Nemmers Prize, awarded every 2 years for work of lasting significance in economics.
His books include Economic Origins of Dictatorship and Democracy, Introduction to Modern Economic Growth, Why Nations Fail: The Origins of Power, Prosperity, and Poverty, and most recently Power and Progress: Our Thousand-Year Struggle Over Technology and Prosperity which was just released in May 2023. He is also the lead author on one of Pearson’s best-selling Principles of Economics textbooks.