Audio Interview

In search of a new paradigm for innovation, free markets, and regulation

Published on April 9, 2024   32 min

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Interviewer: Today, I'm interviewing Professor Daron Acemoglu, Professor of Economics at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology on his article, "In Search of a New Political Economy", published on 7th of April 2023 in Project Syndicate, in which Professor Acemoglu calls for a new paradigm for innovation, free markets, and regulation. Listeners are expected to have read the article before listening to the interview. A link to Professor Acemoglu's impressive biography accompanies this interview. Professor Acemoglu, thank you for sparing the time. Three questions to start. One, to what extent does what you advocate depend on society in a nation-state agreeing on the goals that government should pursue? Two, given possible structures for electing government in a democracy, how is the extent to which goals are shared to be assessed? Three, what are the implications for business practice of your answers to the first two questions? Professor Acemoglu. Prof. Acemoglu: First of all, thank you for having me on the program. It's my pleasure to be here with you and engage with these topics. Let me answer the first two questions because I think the third one, we can come back to it and I don't want to be excessively long in my answer. But let me first start by saying that this article is part of a broader agenda

In search of a new paradigm for innovation, free markets, and regulation

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