James Robinson: "Why Nations Fail" | Talks at Google

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Professor James Robinson is a leading developmental economist, political scientist, and New York Times bestselling author. His book is Why Nations Fail. It proposes an institutional explanation for why some societies are dynamic and prosperous and others are not. He has fascinating examples from the present day going back to the Roman Empire. Here is Professor Robinson’s website: http://scholar.harvard.edu/jrobinson/home