Daron Acemoglu

Daron Acemoglu

Formal First Name
1967 - present

Daron Acemoglu is a leading thinker on the labor market implications of artificial intelligence, robotics, automation, and new technologies. His innovative work challenges the way people think about how these technologies intersect with the world of work. His principal interests are political economy, development economics, economic growth, technology, income and wage inequality, human capital and training, and labour economics. His most recent works concentrate on the role of institutions in economic development and political economy. Professor Acemoglu is the author of over 100 peer-reviewed articles and several books.

Professional Experience

Academic History


T. W. Shultz Prize, 2004

Inaugural Sherwin Rosen Award for outstanding contribution to labor economics, 2004

The Distinguished Science Award from the Turkish Sciences Association, 2006

The John von Neumann Award, 2007.

He was the recipient of the John Bates Clark Medal in 2005, awarded every two years to the best economist in the United States under the age of 40 by the American Economic Association, and the Erwin Plein Nemmers prize awarded every two years for work of lasting significance in economics