Acemoglu, the article notes, is also valuable because he's not shy about sharing his suggestions. Citing a recent blog post the renowned economist wrote for the Harvard Business Review, National Journal highlights some of Acemoglu's fears, like threats around patent protection, the pace of innovation, and diversion of financial talent. Then, we're told his solutions: attracting highly skilled immigrants, commercializing research, and focusing on green energy.
Clearly National Journal agrees that Daron Acemoglu is one of America's brightest academic stars, a man who shows us what separates the haves from the have-nots: strong laws, and, most vitally, dependable and transparent governments. His expertise stretches across a full spectrum of macroeconomics, with a focus on the role of institutions in economic development that will open the eyes and minds of anyone—say, President Obama—who has a vested interest in our collective and, at this point, uncertain, financial future.
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