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James Robinson Lecture Event: Why Nations Fail

  • May 2, 2013 from 4:00 pm to 5:30 pm

Arlington Campus, Founders Hall, Room 125

The F. A. Hayek Program for Advanced Study in Philosophy, Politics and Economics at the Mercatus Center invite you to a special lecture by Professor James Robinson who will be discussing  his book, “Why Nations Fail.” Co-authored with Daron Acemoglu, “Why Nations Fail” answers the question that has stumped the experts for centuries: Why are some nations rich and others poor, divided by wealth and poverty, health and sickness, food and famine? The authors conclusively show that it is man-made political and economic institutions that underlie economic success.

For further questions, please contact Brit Vorreiter at bvorreiter@mercatus.gmu.edu or (703) 993-4925. 

James Robinson is David Florence Professor of Government at Harvard University and a faculty associate at the Institute for Quantitative Social Science and the Weatherhead Center for International Affairs. His main research interests are in comparative economic and political development with a focus on the long-run with a particular interest in Latin America and Sub-Saharan Africa.

Brit Vorreiter, (703) 993-8129, bvorreiter@mercatus.gmu.edu, Mercatus Center

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