Daron Acemoglu of M.I.T. was the winner of the 2004 inaugural award.
Daron Acemoglu is Charles P. Kindleberger Professor of Applied Economics in the Department of Economics at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and a member of the Economic Growth program of the Canadian Institute of Advanced Research. He is also affiliated with the National Bureau Economic Research, Center for Economic Performance, and Center for Economic Policy Research.
His work has been published in leading scholarly journals, including the American Economic Review, Journal of Political Economy, Journal of Labor Economics, Quarterly Journal of Economics and Review of Economic Studies, to name a few. Daron Acemoglu’s research covers a wide range of areas within economics, including political economy, economic development, human capital theory, growth theory, technical change, and search theory.
Daron Acemoglu is also the editor of the Review of Economics and Statistics, and associate editor of the Journal of Economic Growth.