James A Robinson
Harvard University and CEPR
James Robinson is Professor of Government at Harvard University, a faculty associate at the Weatherhead Center for International Affairs and a CEPR Research Fellow. Professor Robinson studied economics at the London School of Economics, the University of Warwick and Yale University. He previously taught in the Department of Economics at the University of Melbourne, the University of Southern California and before moving to Harvard was a Professor in the Departments of Economics and Political Science at the University of California at Berkeley. His main research interest is why countries are different: particularly why some are more prosperous than others and why some are more democratic than others.
Professor Robinson is a member of the Canadian Institute for Advanced Research's program on Institutions, Organizations and Growth .
Articles by James A Robinson:
Colonialism and development in Africa
10 January 2013, 30492 reads
Cuddly or cut-throat capitalism: Choosing models in a globalised world
21 November 2012, 15117 reads
An historical view on government defaults: Lessons from the 17th century
7 August 2011, 10295 reads
How imposed institutional reforms can work
2 July 2009, 16292 reads
Central bank independence: failures, successes and the “seesaw effect”
25 June 2008, 43566 reads