Lecture by Prof. Daron Acemoglu Feb. 11: “Why Nations Fail”

February 6, 2014

Why Nations Fail

Please join us on Tuesday, February 11th at 6PM in the MIT Sidney-Pacific Graduate Residence Mark Multipurpose Room (Ground Floor, 70 Pacific Street, Cambridge. Map) for an exciting lecture by Prof. Daron Acemoglu. Prof. Acemoglu is the Killian Professor of Economics at MIT. In 2005 he received the John Bates Clark Medal awarded to economists under forty judged to have made the most significant contribution to economic thought and knowledge. He is a co-author of the 2012 best-selling book Why Nations Fail. “Brilliant and engagingly written, 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?” There will be a lottery-based dinner hosted by the housemasters for up to 35 lecture attendees and the speaker right after the lecture. RSVP (optional for lecture-only, required for dinner lottery). The MIT Presidential Fellows/Sidney Pacific Distinguished Lecture Series hosts leading thinkers at Sidney Pacific Graduate Residence, MIT’s largest graduate community. Lectures are open to the public and intended for a general MIT graduate student audience. Photo by Financial Times photos.

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