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Dani Rodrik

Dani Rodrik

Writing for PS since 1998
202 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. Don’t Let Geopolitics Kill the World Economy
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    Don’t Let Geopolitics Kill the World Economy

    Nov 10, 2022 Dani Rodrik sees new US trade restrictions against China as an inappropriate escalation that will create more problems.

  2. Why Services Need an Industrial Policy
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    Why Services Need an Industrial Policy

    Oct 12, 2022 Dani Rodrik urges policymakers to focus more on the occupations for which less-educated workers are destined.

  3. Governance for a Healthy Economy
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    Governance for a Healthy Economy

    Sep 9, 2022 Dani Rodrik thinks the current approach to economic policymaking suffers from a lack of theory, not practical strategies.

  4. Getting Productivism Right
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    Getting Productivism Right

    Aug 8, 2022 Dani Rodrik explains what it will take for a new economic-policy framework to replace four decades of neoliberalism.

  5. The New Productivism Paradigm?
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    The New Productivism Paradigm?

    Jul 5, 2022 Dani Rodrik points to the emergence of a fresh economic policy approach that might unite the right and the left.

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    Resentment on the Western Front

    Sławomir Sierakowski thinks the Polish public needs a more open and honest conversation about refugees before resentment spirals.
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    Crypto’s Well-Worn Path to Crisis

    Xavier Vives writes that, despite the novelty of the assets, the narrative of FTX’s collapse was established long ago.
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    The Unavoidable Crash

    Nouriel Roubini anticipates a stagflationary debt crisis, owing to a dangerous combination of inflation and over-borrowing.
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    War Over Taiwan?

    Joseph S. Nye, Jr. considers whether a deterrence arrangement that has worked for 50 years is still sufficient.
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    The Contested Fed

    James Livingston

    By all accounts, central banks – particularly the Fed, because the dollar is still the world’s dominant currency – already act as investment authorities. But their recent bailouts have exacerbated economic inequality, and have done little or nothing to address climate change.

    reviews three books that, each in its own way, reveal a central truth about the world’s leading central bank.
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    The Economics of Mainstreaming Climate Action

    Jean Pisani-Ferry & Selma Mahfouz identify the risks and short-term costs associated with the energy transition over the next decade.
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    Killing Twitter

    Antara Haldar explains what Elon Musk fundamentally misunderstands about the platform – and about free speech.
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    The Napoleons of Big Tech

    Bill Emmott

    Recent events in the technology sector suggest that investors and lenders should be demanding a premium to cover the risk that a star entrepreneur will become an egomaniacal dictator. With each business cycle, it seems, old lessons must be relearned.

    sees in the industry’s harsh reckoning this year lessons that apparently can’t be learned often enough.
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    The Crypto Emperor’s New Clothes

    The collapse of several crypto platforms this year – including the spectacular crash of the second-largest cryptocurrency exchange, FTX – has raised fundamental questions about the credibility of a digital innovation once hailed as the key to democratizing finance. Has crypto finally been exposed as a scam, or will a new, stronger crypto industry emerge from the current turmoil?

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