Why Nations Fail, Session 1

with Bill Taylor

Class Description

Why are some nations rich and others poor, divided by wealth and poverty, health and sickness, food and famine? That is the question the authors Deron Acemoglu and James Robinson attempt to answer in the book we will use in this course, Why Nations Fail. In the process we will get a glimpse of the history of many nations and why their political and economic institutions have allowed some to succeed while others stagnate and still more fail. You may not agree with their answers, but they will certainly stimulate your own thinking. There is a 33-page companion volume that will be emailed to those who register. In Person: Room B4 Monday: 9:15am - 10:30am Class Limit: 20

  • Starts Jan 10, 2022
  • 40 US dollars
  • In Person: Room B4

Class Schedule

Cancellation Policy

Class fees will be refunded 100% if an instructor cancels class or a student drops a class before the start date.

Contact Details



3841 NE 123rd St, Seattle, WA, USA