Tag: Daron Acemoglu

The New Conspiracism’s assault on democracy

     

GONE ARE the days when conspiracy-mongers had to find shards of evidence and contort it to convince people. Now, just their malevolence is needed. If a concocted scenario can’t be… Read more »

Democracy fosters economic growth (but democratization is no walk in the park)

     

Democracy fosters economic growth, with researchers finding vast gains in productivity after countries democratize, according to a new study from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology: Research shows that when it… Read more »

Democracy dividend vs. autocratic model in crisis

     

Democracy is under siege. But the evidence that democracy is good for growth doesn’t directly speak to whether democracy is easy to make work. Nor does it imply or maintain… Read more »

Armenia needs ‘institutional backbone’ to sustain democratic breakthrough

     

Converting Armenia ’s ‘Velvet Revolution’ into a sustainable democratic transition requires establishing an  “’institutional backbone” to ensure there is no reversion to corrupt, autocratic governance, says Daron Acemoglu, a Turkish born… Read more »

Why authoritarians flop as economic modernizers

     

Poor countries like India should resist the authoritarian temptation and stick to pushing smart reforms through the democratic process, argues Noah Smith, an assistant professor of finance at Stony Brook… Read more »