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 economics, economic 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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Rob Johnson and other commissioners sign a public letter on the importance of coming together to fight climate change

News Jun 8, 2021

“Overcoming the COVID-19 crisis and ensuring a rapid and equitable economic recovery are only two of the challenges we must meet in 2021. This year will also be a crucial one for achieving the goal of net-zero carbon dioxide emissions by mid-century.” — Project Syndicate

The Future of Work | Economic and Social Policies for the Digital Era

moderated by Steve Clemons with Dani Rodrik, Pavlina Tcherneva and Laura Tyson

Event Webinar | Jan 26, 2021

Given the mounting need to create good jobs, effect structural change, and transform the economy, what should policy priorities be in the digital era? Is there a role for industrial policy? What new policy options do we need to achieve inclusive prosperity?

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