We are very proud to congratulate former PhD student Daron Acemoglu on being named Institute Professor at Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), the most prestigious title at the institution. Having gained his MSc at LSE, Daron continued his research studies with us and was awarded his PhD in 1992. He subsequently stayed as a Lecturer in Economics at the School before moving on to MIT.
Daron’s principal interests are political economy, development economics, economic growth, economic theory, technology, income and wage inequality, human capital and training, and labour economics. His research work has produced far-ranging and influential studies.
Head of Department, Professor Steve Pischke, said “Congratulations, Daron. He has made remarkable contributions to economics in research, teaching, and training PhDs alike. Having worked with him, Daron’s success comes as absolutely no surprise to me. He combines curiosity, creativity, and ingenuity in a rare fashion.”
Daron’s award highlights our exceptionally talented students who become part of the economics community at LSE and beyond.