James A. Robinson (economist)
James Alan Robinson (born 1960) is a British economist and political scientist who serves as University Professor at the Harris School of Public Policy, University of Chicago since 2015 and prior to that taught at Harvard University between 2004 and 2015. Robinson has also taught at the University of California, Berkeley, University of Southern California and the University of Melbourne and is the co-author of Why Nations Fail along with Daron Acemoglu.
|James A. Robinson|
|Alma mater||London School of Economics, Yale University, University of Warwick|
Robinson studied economics at the London School of Economics (BSc), the University of Warwick (MA) and Yale University (PhD). His main research interests are in comparative economic and political development with a focus on the long-run with a particular interest in Latin America and Sub-Saharan Africa. In 2004, he was appointed Professor of Government at Harvard, with his chair being named David Florence Professor of Government in 2009. On July 1, 2015, he was appointed University Professor at the Harris School of Public Policy Studies of the University of Chicago. On 9 May 2016, professor Robinson was awarded honorary doctor's degree by the National University of Mongolia during his first visit to the country.
- Alice Amsden; Alisa De Caprio; James A. Robinson (2012). The Role of Elites in Economic Development. Oxford: Oxford University Press. ISBN 978-0-19-965903-6.
- Daron Acemoglu; James A. Robinson (2012). Why Nations Fail: The Origins of Power, Prosperity and Poverty. New York: Crown Business. ISBN 978-0307719218.
- James A. Robinson; Jared Diamond, eds. (2010). Natural Experiments of History. Cambridge, MA: Harvard University Press. ISBN 0-674-03557-7.
- James A. Robinson; Daron Acemoglu (2006). Economic Origins of Dictatorship and Democracy. Cambridge, UK: Cambridge University Press. ISBN 0-521-67142-6.
- "James Robinson appointed University Professor at Chicago Harris". UChicago News. 2015-02-03. Retrieved 2018-02-02.
- "James Robinson | Harris Public Policy". harris.uchicago.edu. Retrieved 2018-02-02.
- "CURRICULUM VITAE" (PDF).