Why nations fail: the origins of Power, Prosperity, and Poverty
Daron Acemoglu, James A. Robinson
Crown Business Publishing
Date of publication
Why Nations Fail?

Why Nations Fail: The origins of power, prosperity and poverty, by Daron Acemoglu and James Robinson, is one of those books that come to achieve an author’s main desires. It does not only attract a wide variety of readers, turning the work into a profitable best-seller, but it also creates a great interest among professionals in the field leading to intensive and very interesting debates. Several reasons explain such a success, among them the main issue being discussed in the book. Problems such as the daunting inequality that takes place in the world, with some countries always being more prosperous than others, are not just an issue within economics or social sciences but also of the whole humanity. Another important reason for its success is the fact that the book is very well written, easy to read and enjoy. Overall, the book manages to synthesize the extensive work made during many years by Acemoglu and Robinson (AR) on the field of development and inequality. To read more download the PDF