Dani Rodrik


Dani Rodrik is Ford Foundation Professor of International Political Economy at the John F. Kennedy School of Government at Harvard University. He was formerly the Albert O. Hirschman Professor of the Social Sciences at the Institute for Advanced Study in Princeton, New Jersey. He has published widely in the areas of international economicseconomic development, and political economy. The question of what constitutes good economic policy and why some governments are more successful than others at adopting it, is at the center of his research. His works include Economic Rules: The Rights and Wrongs of the Dismal Science and The Globalization Paradox: Democracy and the Future of the World Economy. He is also joint editor-in-chief of the academic journal Global Policy. 

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Economists and Trump: Straight Talk on Trade

Article | Nov 20, 2016

By suppressing important questions in favor of being cheerleaders for globalization, economists failed to influence the public conversation

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The Future of Work | Breaking the Taboo: Industrial Policy for the 21st Century

with Dani Rodrik and Laura Tyson

Event Webinar | Jan 26, 2021

Given the mounting need to create good jobs, effect structural change, and modernize the economy, is there a role for industrial policy in the future? How should 21st century industrial policy be designed and implemented?

Reshaping Economic Strategy After COVID-19

with Dani Rodrik 12:00pm ET / 9:00am PT

Event Webinar | Jun 11, 2020

As the collapse of global supply chains highlights the fragility that comes with economic interdependence, the pandemic is fueling the rise of ethnonationalism. Policy decisions in response to the crisis will play an important role in determining the fate of the world economy.

Why We Must Resist Conventional Economic Wisdom

Video | Apr 17, 2019

Dani Rodrik says that when ideas become conventional wisdom, we are blind to their limitations