Alex Paterson

Award-winning economist, Daron Acemoglu, speaks to packed Canada 2020 house

April 30, 2014

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On Monday, April 28th, Canada 2020 hosted award-winning economist, Dr. Daron Acemoglu, in front of a packed house at the Chateau Laurier Hotel in Ottawa.

Dr. Acemoglu is the Killian Professor of Economics at MIT in Boston, and his latest book, Why Nations Fail: the origins of power, prosperity and poverty is a New York Times Best-Seller and contributed to Dr. Acemoglu’s winning of the John Bates Clark medal, given to outstanding economists under 40.

His talk focused on the importance of building inclusive institutions – both economic and political – to ensure economic growth is secured in the long-run.

You can watch a summary of Dr. Acemoglu’s talk below, in an interview with our Chairman, Don Newman:

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