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Dani Rodrik

Dani Rodrik

Writing for PS since 1998
220 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 Manufacturing Renaissance Will Create Few Good Jobs
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    America’s Manufacturing Renaissance Will Create Few Good Jobs

    Apr 16, 2024 Dani Rodrik shows why policies to boost employment in the twenty-first century ultimately must focus on services.

  2. The Two Faces of Free Trade
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    The Two Faces of Free Trade

    Mar 8, 2024 Dani Rodrik thinks the doctrine has fallen out of favor not because it failed, but because of the interests it now serves.

  3. 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.

  4. 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.

  5. 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.

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    From Welfare State to Safe State in Latin America

    Jorge G. Castañeda & Carlos Ominami urge the region’s progressives to start treating security as an essential component of social protection.
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    The Urgency of Sovereign-Debt Restructuring

    José Antonio Ocampo highlights the need for a comprehensive mechanism to deliver relief to low- and middle-income countries.
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    The Gaza War Goes Global

    Joschka Fischer

    The escalating war in the Middle East must be understood in a broader context. The fact that the Iranian regime felt emboldened to risk a direct strike on Israel attests to a changing world order in which Western power is increasingly open to challenge.

    considers the implications of Iran’s unprecedented decision to launch a direct strike on Israeli territory.
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    Gender-Neutral Fintech Isn’t Working for Women

    Emmanuel Nyirinkindi & Jessica Schnabel show that the industry is not fully delivering on its promise to accelerate financial inclusion.
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    The Urgency of Palestinian Statehood

    Gareth Evans explains why formal international recognition is crucial to ending the intolerable status quo.
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    Quality Journalism Is More Important than Ever

    Anya Schiffrin, et al. explain how policymakers can support rigorous, objective reporting, just as they provide other public goods.
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    Is India’s Economy Overhyped?

    Shang-Jin Wei argues that the country’s rapid development, while undeniable, conceals deeper structural problems.
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    Negotiating a Bigger, Better World Bank

    Michael Krake & Wempi Saputra explain how a new framework will nudge countries to invest in projects that deliver global public goods.
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    The Ozone Layer’s Recovery Shows How to Protect the Planet

    Robert Redford & Xiye Bastida highlight the critical role of international cooperation in preserving the planet’s habitability.

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