Daron Acemoglu on Innovation and Shared Prosperity

EconTalk | 31 July 2023 | 1h 06m | Listen Later | Podcasts | Spotify
Interview with Daron Acemoglu about his book Power and Progress: Our Thousand-Year Struggle Over Technology and Prosperity, co-authored with Simon Johnson. Argues that the productivity and prosperity that results from innovation is not always shared widely across the population and makes the case for regulating new technologies to ensure that the benefits of innovation are distributed equitably.

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Daron Acemoglu on Power & Progress

Rocking Our Priors | 28 June 2023 | 0h 50m | Listen Later | Podcasts | Spotify
Interview with Daron Acemoglu about his book Power and Progress: Our Thousand-Year Struggle Over Technology and Prosperity, co-authored with Simon Johnson. Explores why social scientists should pay attention to ‘vision’, automation’s role in premature deindustrialisation, the importance of firm size, why wages rose so rapidly in South Korea, what caused the fall in worker power, why automation has increased, and how technology can be redirected.

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What Did Acemoglu Get Wrong?

Rocking Our Priors | 28 July 2022 | 0h 58m | Listen Later | Podcasts | Spotify
Daron Acemoglu and Alice Evans discuss what (if anything) Acemoglu got wrong in his books and papers on political economy, whether democracy is really good for growth at low levels of development, the role of religion in economic development, whether culture shapes institutions, whether wages are socially determined, and whether climate breakdown is making him more of a geographical determinist.

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