Daron Acemoglu


Daron Acemoglu

Kamer Daron Acemoglu (born September 3, 1967 in Istanbul, Turkey) is a Turkish-American economist. He is currently the Charles P. Kindleberger Professor of Applied Economics at Massachusetts Institute of Technology and winner of the 2005 John Bates Clark Medal. [ [http://www.economicprincipals.com/issues/05.04.24.html The Man Who Succeeded Gerschenkron] , EconomicPrincipals.com] He is among the [http://ideas.repec.org/top/top.person.all.html 20 best economists] in the world according to IDEAS/RePEc.

Acemoglu was born in Istanbul, Turkey. He graduated in 1986 from the Galatasaray High School in Istanbul. He got his B.A. at the University of York, UK and his master's degree in mathematical economics and econometrics and then his doctorate in 1992 at the London School of Economics. He was a lecturer in economics at the LSE from 1992-1993. Acemoglu became a member of the M.I.T. faculty in 1993. He was promoted to full professor in 2000, and was named the Charles P. Kindleberger Professor of Applied Economics in 2004. He is a member of the Economic Growth program of the Canadian Institute of Advanced Research. He is also affiliated with the National Bureau of Economic Research, Center for Economic Performance, and Center for Economic Policy Research.

His principal interests are political economy, economic development, economic growth, technology, income and wage inequality, human capital and training, and labour economics. His most recent works concentrate on the role of institutions in economic development and political economy.

Daron Acemoglu is also the co-editor of "Econometrica", "Review of Economics and Statistics", and associate editor of the "Journal of Economic Growth".

Awards

* Award for best paper published in the "Economic Journal" in 1996
* T. W. Schultz prize at the University of Chicago in 2004
* Sherwin Rosen award for outstanding contribution to labor economics in 2004
* John Bates Clark Medal in 2005
* Elected Fellow to American Academy of Arts and Sciences in 2006 [http://www.amacad.org/news/classsec2006.aspx Academy announcement]

* Academy Awards in the Social Sciences- 2006, Turkish Academy of Science (Acemoglu received the Science Award for his theoretical and empirical contributions on "the role of institutions in the process of economic development, based on the example of long-term effects left by institutions founded by European colonial administrations".)

Publications


* "Economic Origins of Dictatorship and Democracy" (joint with James A. Robinson)
* "Recent Developments in Growth Theory", Edward Elgar Publishing, 2004. ISBN 978-1-84376-259-1
*"Institutions as the Fundamental Cause of Long-Run Growth"Daron Acemoglu, Simon Johnson and James A. Robinson2005, forthcoming, Handbook of Economic Growth
*"Unbundling Institutions"Daron Acemoglu and Simon Johnson2005, forthcoming, Journal of Political Economics
*"Constitutions, Politics and Economics; A Review Essay on Persson and Tabellini's "The Economic Effects of Constitutions"Daron Acemoglu2005, forthcoming, Journal of Economic Literature
*"The Rise of Europe: Atlantic Trade, Institutional Change and Growth"Daron Acemoglu and Simon JohnsonJune 2005, American Economic Review
*"Distance to Frontier, Selection, and Economic Growth"Daron Acemoglu, Philippe Aghion and Fabrizio ZilibottiDecember 2004, forthcoming, Journal of the European Economic Association
*"From Education to Democracy?"Daron Acemoglu, Simon Johnson, James A. Robinson and Pierre YaredDecember 2004, forthcoming, American Economic Review Papers and Proceedings
*"Why Not a Political Coase Theorem? Social Conflict, Commitment and Politics"Daron AcemogluDecember 2004, forthcoming, Journal of the Comparative Economic
*"Market Size in Innovation: Theory and Evidence from the Pharmaceutical Industry"Daron Acemoglu and Joshua LinnAugust 2004, forthcoming, Quarterly Journal of Economics
*"Women, War and Wages: the Effect of Female Labor Supply on Labor Market Outcomes"Daron Acemoglu, David H. Author and David LyleJune 2004, Journal of Political Economics, vol. 112, 497-551
*"Kleptocracy and Divide-and-Rule: A Model of Personal Rule"Daron Acemoglu, James A. Robinson and Thierry VerdierApril 2004, forthcoming, Journal of the European Economic Association
*"The Marginal User Principle for Resource Allocation in Wireless Networks"Daron Acemoglu, Asuman E. Ozdaglar and R. Srikant2004, Proceedings of the 43rd IEEE Conference on Decision and Control
*"Labor- and Capital-Augmenting Technical Change"Daron AcemogluMarch 2003, Journal of European Economic Association, volume 1, pp. 1-37.
*"Patterns of Skill Premia"Daron AcemogluApril 2003, Review of Economic Studies, volume 70, pp. 199-230.
*"Cross-Country Inequality Trends"Daron AcemogluFebruary 2003, Economic Journal, volume 113, pp 121-149.
*"Disease and Development in Historical Perspective"Daron Acemoglu, Simon Johnson and James Robinsonforthcoming 2003, Journal of the European Economic Association
*"An African Success Story: Botswana"Daron Acemoglu, Simon Johnson and James Robinson2003, Published in In Search of Prosperity: Analytical Narrative on Economic Growth, edited by Dani Rodrik, Princeton University Press.
*"Factor Prices and Technical Change: from Induced Innovations to Recent Debates"Daron AcemogluPublished in Knowledge, Information and Expectations in Modern Macroeconomics: In Honor of Edmund Phelps, edited by Philippe Aghion et al, Princeton University Press, 2003.
*"The Labor Market and Corporate Structure"Daron Acemoglu and Andrew NewmanDecember 2002, European Economic Review, volume 46, pp. 1733-1756.
*"Institutional Causes, Macroeconomic Symptoms: Volatility, Crises and Growth"Daron Acemoglu, Simon Johnson, James Robinson and Yunyong ThaicharoenJanuary 2003, Journal of Monetary Economics, volume 50, pp. 49-123
*"Directed Technical Change"Daron AcemogluOctober 2002, Review of Economic Studies, volume 69. pp. 781-810.
*"Reversal of Fortune: Geography and Institutions in the Making of the Modern World Income Distribution"Daron Acemoglu, Simon Johnson and James RobinsonNovember 2002, Quarterly Journal of Economics, volume 117, pp. 1231-1294.
*"The World Income Distribution"Daron Acemoglu and Jaume VenturaMay 2002, Quarterly Journal of Economics, volume 117, pp 659-694.
*"Technical Change, Inequality, and The Labor Market"Daron AcemogluMarch 2002, Journal of Economic Literature, volume 40, pp. 7-72.
*"The Colonial Origins of Comparative Development: An Empirical Investigation"Daron Acemoglu, James A. Robinson and Simon JohnsonDecember 2001, American Economic Review, volume 91, pp. 1369-1401.
*"Inefficient Redistribution"Daron Acemoglu and James A. RobinsonSeptember 2001, American Political Science Review, volume 95, pp. 649-661
*"A Theory of Political Transitions"Daron Acemoglu and James A. RobinsonSeptember 2001, American Economic Review, volume 91, pp 938-963.
*"Consequences of Employment Protection? The Case of the Americans with Disabilities Act"Daron Acemoglu and Joshua AngristOctober 2001, "Journal of Political Economy", volume 109, pp 915-957.
*"Deunionization, Technical Change, and Inequality"Daron Acemoglu, Philippe Aghion and Gianluca Violante2001, Carnegie-Rochester Conference Series on Public Policy
*"Credit Market Imperfections and Persistent Unemployment" Daron Acemoglu April 2001, European Economic Review, Papers and Proceedings, volume 45.
*"Changes in the Wage Structure, Family Income, and Children's Education" Daron Acemoglu and Jorn-Steffen Pischke April 2001, European Economic Review, Papers and Proceedings, volume 45, pp. 890-904.
*"Productivity Differences" Daron Acemoglu and Fabrizio Zilibotti May 2001, Quarterly Journal of Economics, volume 116, pp. 563-606.
*"Good Jobs versus Bad Jobs" Daron Acemoglu January 2001, Journal of Labor Economics, volume 19, pp. 1-22.
*"Wage and Technology Dispersion" Daron Acemoglu and Robert Shimer October 2000, Review of Economic Studies, volume 67, pp. 585-608.
*"Why Did the West Extend the Franchise? Democracy, Inequality, and Growth in Historical Perspective" Daron Acemoglu and James A. Robinson November 2000, Quarterly Journal of Economics, volume 115, pp. 1167-1199.
*"Political Losers As a Barrier to Economic Development"Daron Acemoglu and James A. RobinsonMay 2000, American Economic Review Papers and Proceedings, volume 90, pp. 126-130
*"How Large Are Human Capital Externalities? Evidence from Compulsory Schooling Laws"Daron Acemoglu and Joshua Angrist2000, NBER Macroannual, pp. 9-59.
*"The Choice Between Market Failures and Corruption"Daron Acemoglu and Thierry VerdierMarch 2000, American Economic Review Papers and Proceedings, volume 90, pp. 194-211.
*"Productivity Gains from Unemployment Insurance"Daron Acemoglu and Robert ShimerJune 2000, European Economics Review, volume 44, pp. 1195-1224.
*"Democratization or Repression?"Daron Acemoglu and James A. RobinsonApril 2000, European Economics Review, Papers and Proceedings, vol 44, 683-693
*"Certification of Training and Training Outcomes"Daron Acemoglu and Jorn-Steffen PischkeApril 2000, European Economics Review, Papers and Proceedings, vol 44, 917-927
*"Changes in Unemployment and Wage Inequality: An Alternative Theory and Some Evidence"Daron AcemogluDecember 1999, American Economic Review, volume 89, pp. 1259-1278.
*"Efficient Unemployment Insurance"Daron Acemoglu and Robert ShimerOctober 1999, Journal of Political Economy, volume 107, pp. 893-928.
*"Holdups and Efficiency with Search Frictions"Daron Acemoglu and Robert ShimerNovember 1999, International Economic Review, volume 40, pp. 827-850.
*"The Structure of Wages and Investment in General Training"Daron Acemoglu and Jorn-Steffen PischkeJune 1999, Journal of Political Economy, volume 107, pp. 539-572.
*"Information Accumulation in Development"Daron Acemoglu and Fabrizio ZilibottiMarch 1999, Journal of Economic Growth, volume 4, pp. 5-38.
*"Beyond Becker: Training in Imperfect Labor Markets"Daron Acemoglu and Jorn-Steffen PischkeFebruary 1999, Economic Journal, volume 109, pp. 112-142.
*"Why Do New Technologies Complement Skills? Directed Technical Change and Wage Inequality"Daron AcemogluNovember 1998, Quarterly Journal of Economics, volume 113, pp. 1055-1089.
*"Property Rights, Corruption and the Allocation of Talent: A General Equilibrium Approach"Daron Acemoglu and Thierry VerdierSeptember 1998, Economic Journal, volume 108, pp. 1381-1403.
*"Why Do Firms Train? Theory and Evidence"Daron Acemoglu and Jorn-Steffen PischkeFebruary 1998, Quarterly Journal of Economics, volume 113, pp. 79-119.
*"Credit Market Imperfections and Separation of Ownership from Control"Daron AcemogluFebruary 1998, Journal of Economic Theory, volume 78, pp. 355-381.
*"Asymmetric Business Cycles: Theory and Time Series Evidence"Daron Acemoglu and Andrew ScottDecember 1997, Journal of Monetary Economics, volume 40, pp. 501-522.
*"Was Prometheus Unbound by Chance? Risk, Diversification and Growth"Daron Acemoglu and Fabrizio ZilibottiAugust 1997, Journal of Political Economy, volume 105, pp. 709-751.
*"Training and Innovation in an Imperfect Labor Market"Daron AcemogluJuly 1997, Review of Economic Studies, volume 64, pp. 445-464.
*"Matching, Heterogeneity and the Evolution of Income Distribution"Daron AcemogluMarch 1997, Journal of Economic Growth, volume 2, pp. 61-92.
*"A Microfoundation For Social Increasing Returns in Human Capital Accumulation"Daron AcemogluAugust 1996, Quarterly Journal of Economics, volume 111, pp. 779-804.
*"Asymmetric Information, Bargaining and Unemployment Fluctuations"Daron AcemogluNovember 1995, International Economic Review, volume 36, pp. 1003-1024.
*"Reward Structures and Allocation of Talent"Daron AcemogluJanuary 1995, European Economic Review, volume 39, pp. 17-33.
*"Vertical Integration and Distance to Frontier"Daron Acemoglu, Philippe Aghion and Fabrizio Zilibottiforthcoming 2003, Journal of the European Economic Association

References

External links

* [http://econ-www.mit.edu/faculty/acemoglu/index.htm Home page]
* [http://ideas.repec.org/e/pac16.html IDEAS/RePEc]


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