WIDER Seminar Series

James Robinson on an interpretation of African development

WIDER Seminar Series

James Robinson will present at the WIDER Seminar Series on 22 March 2019. 

About the speaker

James Robinson is a University Professor at the Harris School for Public Policy, one of only 9 University Professors at the University of Chicago. He is also Institute Director at The Pearson Institute for the Study and Resolution of Global Conflicts. He studied economics at the London School of Economics, the University of Warwick and Yale University and before coming to Chicago taught in the Departments of Government, Economics, History, and Human and Evolutionary Biology at Harvard. His main research interests are in comparative development. He is co-author with Daron Acemoglu of Economic Origins of Dictatorship and Democracy and Why Nations Fail, which has been translated into 35 languages including Arabic, Dari, Farsi and Mongolian. Their next book, Balance of Power, will be published by Penguin in 2019. He currently conducts research in Bolivia, the Democratic Republic of the Congo, Sierra Leone, Haiti and in Colombia where he has taught for over 20 years every summer at the University of the Andes in Bogotá.

WIDER Seminar Series

The WIDER Seminar Series showcases recent and ongoing work on key topics in development economics. The weekly sessions held in Helsinki are open to local and visiting researchers, policy makers, and others interested in development topics. Click here to learn more.

Seminars will be live streamed on Facebook and recordings and presentations will be available after the event here.

For more information email richardson@wider.unu.edu