The Art and Practice of Economics Research
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The Art and Practice of Economics Research

Lessons from Leading Minds

Simon W. Bowmaker

The Art and Practice of Economics Research provides an in-depth look into the research methods of leading economists from across the United States and Europe. This innovative volume contains 25 interviews with practicing economists, presenting insightful personal accounts into an often-misunderstood field.
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Chapter: Daron Acemoglu (Massachusetts Institute of Technology)

Simon W. Bowmaker


JOBNAME: Bowmaker PAGE: 1 SESS: 8 OUTPUT: Thu Aug 23 16:50:48 2012 Daron Acemoglu ˘ (Massachusetts Institute of Technology) Daron Acemog was born in Istanbul, Turkey in 1967 and graduated with a ˘lu BA in economics from the University of York, England in 1989 before obtaining both an MSc in mathematical economics and econometrics and a PhD in economics from the London School of Economics in 1990 and 1992 respectively. Between 1992 and 1993, he was a Lecturer in Economics at the London School of Economics and then moved to the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, where he currently serves as the Elizabeth and James Killian Professor of Economics. Professor Acemog ˘lu’s research interests include political economy, economic development, economic growth, economic theory, technology, income and wage inequality, human capital and training, labor economics, and network economics. His most-cited articles in chronological order include ‘Was Prometheus Unbound by Chance? Risk, Diversification, and Growth’, Journal of Political Economy (1997), co-authored with Fabrizio Zilibotti, ‘Why do Firms Train? Theory and Evidence’, Quarterly Journal of Economics (1997), co-authored with Jörn-Steffen Pischke, ‘Why do New Technologies Complement Skills? Directed Technical Change and Wage Inequality’, Quarterly Journal of Economics (1998), ‘The Colonial Origins of Comparative Development: An Empirical Investigation’, American Economic Review (2001), co-authored with Simon Johnson and James 1 Columns Design XML Ltd / Job: Bowmaker-Art_and_Practice_Economics_Research / Division: 01Acemoglu /Pg. Position: 1 / Date: 6/7 JOBNAME: Bowmaker PAGE: 2 SESS: 9 OUTPUT: Thu Aug 23 16:50:48...

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