Congratulations to Dr. D. Acemoglu of MIT

TASSA would like to congratulate Dr. Daron Acemoglu, Charles P. Kindleberger Professor of Applied Economics at MIT, on his recent election to the American Academy of Arts and Sciences. As the Academy announcement indicates "Election is an honor of singular distinction, recognizing men and women who are making extraordinary contributions to every profession and scholarly discipline."

Acemoglu is a very broad and productive economist who has made valuable contributions to several distinct fields, starting with labor economics, and successively moving to macroeconomics, institutional economics, and political economy. His most recent work on the role of institutions in development and in political economy is especially innovative, and has already had a large impact on research in these areas. Although Acemoglu is primarily a theorist, his work is always motivated by real-world questions that arise when facts are difficult to reconcile with existing theory.

Dr. Acemoglu was the recipient of prestigious John Bates Clark Medal from the American Economic Association in 2005 ( He was also recognized by TUBA, the Turkish Academy of Sciences, with its Science Award this year.

Acemoglu was one of the speakers in TASSA's inaugural conference in 2005. We are proud of his achievements and his association with TASSA.