Public Choice

, Volume 159, Issue 1–2, pp 317–320 | Cite as

Daron Acemoglu and James A. Robinson: Why nations fail: the origins of power, prosperity, and poverty

Crown Publishing Group, New York, NY, 2012, 544 pp, USD 30.00 (cloth)
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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Virginia Military InstituteLexingtonUSA

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