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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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    Reading the Dollar Doldrums

    Mohamed A. El-Erian

    A sharp decline in the relative value of the dollar this year has been met with cheers from those hoping for a short-term boost to the US economy, and with hand-wringing by those worried about the currency's global standing. But while both views reflect underlying truths, neither tells the whole story.

    thinks the new conventional wisdom about the greenback's status is partly true but ultimately misguided.
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    The Struggle for Belarus

    Sławomir Sierakowski

    As has long been anticipated, Belarus's president, Alexander Lukashenko, has promptly declared victory in an election marred, as usual during Lukashenko's 26-year rule, by widespread fraud and vote rigging. But this time, the opposition is organized, widely supported, and not going home.

    reports from Minsk, where peaceful protests against a fraudulent presidential election are underway.
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