Social Science Bites

12.03.18

James Robinson on Why Nations Fail - Podcast

Metrics on the average living standards from the best-off countries in the world (say, Norway) to the worst-off (such as the Central African Republic) vary by a factor of 40 to 50. So notes James Robinson, the Reverend Dr. Richard L. Pearson Professor of Global Conflict Studies at the University of Chicago and author, with Daron Acemoglu, of Why Nations Fail: The Origins of Power, Prosperity, and Poverty.

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UC3P

11.14.18

James Robinson on Populism and the Link between Economics and Democracy

The University of Chicago Public Policy Podcasts interviews James Robinson, Institute Director for the Pearson Institute for the Study and Resolution of Global Conflicts and best selling co-author of Why Nations Fail: The Origins of Power, Prosperity, and Poverty on the link between economics and democracy, populism, and Professor Robinson’s upcoming work on liberty. 

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UChicago News

11.13.18

Roger Myerson appointed inaugural David L. Pearson Distinguished Service Professor

Nobel laureate Roger Myerson has been appointed the inaugural David L. Pearson Distinguished Service Professor of Global Conflict Studies, joining The Pearson Institute for the Study and Resolution of Global Conflicts at the University of Chicago. The new appointment is in the Harris School of Public Policy, the Kenneth C. Griffin Department of Economics and the College.

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Sunni Fighters Gather in Formation.

MAKHMOUR, IRAQ - NOVEMBER 19, 2015: Sunni fighters opposing the Islamic State gather in formation along the front line near the IS-controlled village of Haj Ali in the southern Mosul countryside.

 

MAGNUM / Moises Saman