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Why nations fail : the origins of power, prosperity and poverty

by Acemoglu, Daron.

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Physical Description: xi, 529 p., [16] leaves of plates : ill., maps ; 25 cm.
Bibliography: Includes bibliographical references and index.
ISBN: 9780307719218
0307719219
Author Notes: Daron 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 also the co-author of The Narrow Corridor: States, Societies, and the Fate of Liberty.

James A. Robinson, a political scientist and an economist, is the David Florence Professor of Government at Harvard University. A world-renowned expert on Latin America and Africa, he has worked in Botswana, Mauritius, Sierra Leone, and South Africa. He is also the co-author of The Narrow Corridor: States, Societies, and the Fate of Liberty.

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