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MAHBUB UL HAQ DISTINGUISHED LECTURE 2021

Technical Change, Inequality and Capitalist Development

Speaker:Daron Acemoglu (MIT)
Moderator:Shandana Khan Mohmand (IDS and MHRC) and Ali Cheema (LUMS, MHRC and IDEAS)

Professor Daron Acemoglu (MIT) discusses the evolution of technical change in capitalist economies and its implications for the 21st century challenges of rising wage inequality and political polarization. He examines the role of policies in influencing the direction of labour-saving technical change. Daron Acemoglu is the Charles P. Kindleberger Professor of Applied Economics at MIT. His research interests include political economy, development economics, economic growth, income and wage inequality and labour economics. He is the author of the highly-acclaimed books, The Narrow Corridor: State, Societies and The Fate of Liberty and Why Nations Fail: Origins of Power, Poverty and Prosperity.