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Dani Rodrik

Dani Rodrik

Writing for PS since 1998
218 commentaries
1 videos & podcasts

Dani Rodrik, Professor of International Political Economy at Harvard Kennedy School, is President of the International Economic Association and the author of Straight Talk on Trade: Ideas for a Sane World Economy (Princeton University Press, 2017).

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  1. America’s Emulation of China Calls for New Rules
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    America’s Emulation of China Calls for New Rules

    Feb 9, 2024 Dani Rodrik thinks both countries would benefit from recognizing that their economic policies are converging.

  2. Confronting Our Four Biggest Economic Challenges
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    Confronting Our Four Biggest Economic Challenges

    Jan 9, 2024 Dani Rodrik outlines a broad agenda that national governments and international policymakers should pursue in 2024.

  3. Better Jobs Mean Better Development
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    Better Jobs Mean Better Development

    Dec 8, 2023 Dani Rodrik shows why rich and poor countries alike will have to enhance employment and productivity in service sectors.

  4. Doing Economic Nationalism the Right Way
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    Doing Economic Nationalism the Right Way

    Nov 7, 2023 Dani Rodrik touts East Asian developmentalism as an enduring model for shaping domestic strategies.

  5. Dani Rodrik on protectionism, development, redistribution, and more
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    Dani Rodrik on protectionism, development, redistribution, and more

    Oct 10, 2023 Dani Rodrik identifies blind spots in mainstream economics, worries that the US-China rivalry will undermine “healthy” globalization, highlights flaws in prevailing approaches to free-trade agreements, and more.

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    The US Is Jeopardizing the Open Internet

    Natalie Dunleavy Campbell & Stan Adams condemn America’s apparent decision to abandon its role as a champion of a free digital domain.
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    How to Finance Higher Education in Africa

    Célestin Monga proposes a mix of several funding streams to improve access to high-quality colleges and universities.
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    Catalytic Capital Holds the Key to Southeast Asia’s Green Transition

    Kitty Bu & Stefanie Fairholme highlight the potential role of early-stage funding in advancing the region’s decarbonization efforts.
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    Which AI Risks Matter?

    Edoardo Campanella

    To prevent humanity from ever being demoted to the status of gorillas by a highly advanced artificial intelligence, most AI experts agree that we must retain control over the technology. But with developers racing to achieve the next breakthrough and gain market share, that may be easier said than done.

    considers three leading experts’ assessments of the technology’s future capabilities and their implications.
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    Europe Must Defend Itself

    Donald Trump – who spent his presidency lambasting NATO – recently suggested that he would encourage Russian aggression against NATO allies that had not met their commitment to spend 2% of GDP on defense. With Trump vying for another term in the White House – and the Ukraine war still raging on the European Union’s doorstep – EU countries can no longer ignore the difficult but essential task of taking charge of their own security.

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    Making the Most of FDI

    Keun Lee considers what it takes to convert foreign investment into growth, development, and technological upgrading.
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    Explaining Americans’ Pessimism About a Strong Economy

    Jeffrey Frankel considers possible reasons for the disconnect between economic performance and public perceptions.
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    Sharing the Tech Wealth

    Diane Coyle urges investment in digital public infrastructure to curb the adverse effects of market power.
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    The WTO’s FDI Challenge

    Karl P. Sauvant urges the World Trade Organization’s members to adopt the new Investment Facilitation for Development Agreement.

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