Charles P. Kindleberger Professor of Applied Economics
areas of expertise: economics, human capital, unemployment, economic growth, wage inequality
Daron Acemoglu is the Charles P. Kindleberger Professor of Applied Economics in the Department of Economics at MIT.
He received a BA in economics at the University of York, 1989, MSc in mathematical economics and econometrics at the London School of Economics, 1990, and PhD in economics at the London School of Economics in 1992.
He is an elected fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, the Econometric Society, the European Economic Association and the Society of Labor Economists. He has received numerous awards and fellowships, including the inaugural T. W. Shultz Prize from the University of Chicago in 2004, and the inaugural Sherwin Rosen Award for outstanding contribution to labor economics in 2004, Distinguished Science Award from the Turkish Sciences Association in 2006, the John von Neumann Award, Rajk College, Budapest in 2007. In 2005, he was also awarded the John Bates Clark Medal, given every two years to the best economist in the United States under the age of 40 by the American Economic Association, and holds an honorary doctorate from the University of Utrecht.
His research interests include political economy, economic development and growth, human capital theory, growth theory, innovation, search theory, network economics and learning.
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