"'You will have three reasons to love this book. It's about national income differences within the modern world, perhaps the biggest problem facing the world today. It's peppered with fascinating stories that will make you a spellbinder at cocktail parties - such as why Botswana is prospering and Sierra Leone isn't. And it's a great read. Like me, you may succumb to reading it in one go, and then you may come back to it again and again.'
About the Author
Daron Acemoglu is the Killian Professor of Economics at MIT. He received the John Bates Clark Medal.
James Robinson is a political scientist and economist and the Florence Professor of Government at Harvard University, and a world-renowned expert on Latin America and Africa.
They are the authors of Economic Origins of Dictatorship and Democracy, which won numerous prizes