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:
Democracy and growth: New evidence
19 May 2014, 33663 reads
Can democracy help with inequality?
7 February 2014, 17373 reads
Colonialism and development in Africa
10 January 2013, 100178 reads
Cuddly or cut-throat capitalism: Choosing models in a globalised world
21 November 2012, 38786 reads
An historical view on government defaults: Lessons from the 17th century
7 August 2011, 13105 reads
How imposed institutional reforms can work
2 July 2009, 20442 reads
Central bank independence: failures, successes and the “seesaw effect”
25 June 2008, 48074 reads
- A tale of two depressions: What do the new data tell us? February 2010 updateEichengreen, O’Rourke
- Educated in America: College graduates and high school dropoutsHeckman, LaFontaine
- Eurozone breakup would trigger the mother of all financial crisesEichengreen
- Panic-driven austerity in the Eurozone and its implicationsDe Grauwe, Ji
- Debt, deleveraging, and the liquidity trap: A new modelKrugman