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Daron Acemoglu

Daron Acemoglu

Writing for PS since 2012
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Daron Acemoglu, Professor of Economics at MIT, is co-author (with James A. Robinson) of Why Nations Fail: The Origins of Power, Prosperity and Poverty and The Narrow Corridor: States, Societies, and the Fate of Liberty

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    Bitcoin and Beyond

    Christian Catalini, et al.

    The rise of cryptocurrencies like Bitcoin reflects not just speculative excitement but also a tacit consensus across a growing "tribe" of users. It is this underlying social factor that holds the most revolutionary potential.

    explain the beliefs supporting cryptocurrencies and where the underlying technology could lead next.
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    The Recovery of Women

    Among its many harmful effects, the COVID-19 pandemic has exacerbated long-standing gender inequalities. If leaders are serious about “building back better” and promoting inclusive economies and societies, they must take concrete steps to empower women at home, at work, and in policymaking.

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