Award-winning economist, Daron Acemoglu, speaks to packed Canada 2020 house
April 30, 2014
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: