James A. Robinson

Reverend Dr. Richard L. Pearson Professor and University Professor; Institute Director of The Pearson Institute


Economic Development: The Past and the Future

Presented by: Juan Sebastián Galán & James Robinson Presentation Date: April 27, 2023 Economic History of Latin America Open Online Course by the Penn Initiative for the Study of Markets Video

The Africa World System

Presentation Date: March 27, 2023 The Arthur Lewis Lab for Comparative Development, University of Manchester Video

Sudan and the Narrow Corridor

Presented by: James A. Robinson Presentation Date: January 15, 2023 Economic Research Forum, Coral Hotel, Khartoum Presentation Video  

The Segmentary State

Presentation date: October 21, 2022 Location: 18th Asian Law and Economics Association Annual Conference Video

The Islamic Tradition

Presentation Date: October 20, 2020 Zvi Griliches Lectures at New Economic School (NES) Video

Case Study: Haiti

Presentation Date: October 7, 2020 Pearson Global Forum 2020 Video


Presentation Date: November 9, 2017 Location: LACEA Annual Meeting, Buenos Aires, Argentina Video

ENADE 2019

Presentation date: October 12, 2019 Location: Fundesa Guatemala Video

What Can We Do About Populism?

Presentation Date: May 5, 2019 Location: Trento Economics Festival Video; Podcast Presentation Files (PDF): What To Do About Populism

Why Nations Fail

Presentation Date: October 18, 2018 Location: Foro de la Salud; Cartagena, Colombia Presentation Files (PDF): Cartagena ANDI 2018

Are All the Colombians Doing It?

Presentation Date: December 12, 2017 Location: Seminario Internacional de Ciencias Sociales y Estudios Politicos; Bogotá, Colombia Presentation Files (PDF): Todos Los Colombianos

Political Capture and Inequality

Presentation Date: Wednesday, January 27, 2016 Location: Oxfam, Washington DC. Presentation Files (PDF): Political Capture and Inequality

¿Es Colombia un país fracasado?

Presentation Date: Saturday, July 25, 2015 Location: Biblioteca Luis Ángel Arango, Bogotá, Colombia Presentation Files (PDF): ¿Es Colombia un país fracasado?

El Equilibrio Colombiano

Presentation Date: Thursday, July 2, 2015 Location: Universidad Jorge Tadeo Lozano, Bogotá Presentation Files (PDF): El Equilibrio Colombiano

Constitutions and Economic Development

Presentation Date: Monday, September 22, 2014 Location: Norwegian University of Science and Technology, Trondheim Presentation Files (PDF): Constitutions and Economic Development

Deconstructing the Chilean Miracle

Talk given at Espacio Públcio and La Universidad de Chile. Presentation Date: Monday, August 5, 2013 Location: Espacio Público Presentation Files (PDF): Deconstructing the Chilean Miracle

Why is Africa Poor?

Maddison Lecture Presentation Date: Monday, April 8, 2013 Location: University of Groningen Presentation Files (PDF): Why is Africa Poor?

Por Qué Fracasan los Países?

Presentation Date: Wednesday, October 24, 2012 Location: EAFIT, Medellín, Colombia Presentation Files (PDF): Por Qué Fracasan los Países?