Daron Acemoglu

Daron Acemoglu is a Professor of Economics at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology where he has been since 1993 following the completion of his Ph.D. at the London School of Economics. He is a Research Associate of both the National Bureau of Economic Research and the Centre for Economic Policy Research, and a Research Affiliate of the Centre for Economic Performance, London School of Economics. Dr. Acemoglu is Editor of the Review of Economics and Statistics, and a member of the Editorial Board of the Journal of Economic Growth and the Quarterly Journal of Economics. He became a member of The Canadian Institute for Advanced Research (CIAR)’s Economic Growth and Policy Program in January 2000, and is now participating in the Institute’s twoyear initiative on Economic Growth and Institutions. Dr. Acemoglu’s interests lie in the areas of income and wage inequality; human capital and training; economic growth; technical change; search theory; and political economy. His current research concerns the political economy of development, political and economic transitions, and institutional and technical change.