By Daron Acemoglu   CAMBRIDGE – Not only are billions of people around the world glued to their mobile phones, but the

By Daron Acemoglu and James A. Robinson     CAMBRIDGE/CHICAGO – US Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi’s

By Daron Acemoglu   CAMBRIDGE – The euphoria after the fall of the Berlin Wall in 1989 was not just about what Francis

By Daron Acemoglu ISTANBUL – The United States invaded Afghanistan 20 years ago with the hope of rebuilding a country that had become

By Daron Acemoglu   CAMBRIDGE – It is always worth remembering that in the grand sweep of history, we are the fortunate ones.

By Daron Acemoglu   CHICAGO – In the Middle Ages, Italian city-states led the European “commercial revolution” with innovations

By Daron Acemoglu   CAMBRIDGE – Around the world this May Day, policy proposals that would have appeared radical just a few years