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Dani Rodrik

Dani Rodrik

Writing for PS since 1998
224 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. What the New Left Needs
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    What the New Left Needs

    Jul 10, 2024 Dani Rodrik sketches a worker-focused economic program that can take the wind out of right-wing populists' sails.

  2. From the Washington Consensus to the Berlin Declaration
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    From the Washington Consensus to the Berlin Declaration

    Jun 27, 2024 Dani Rodrik, et al. tout a new understanding by leading economists about what policymakers must do to preempt the populist threat.

  3. The Way Forward for Services-Led Economic Development
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    The Way Forward for Services-Led Economic Development

    Jun 10, 2024 Dani Rodrik & Rohan Sandhu propose strategies to boost income growth in countries where reliance on manufacturing is no longer feasible.

  4. Don’t Fret About Green Subsidies
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    Don’t Fret About Green Subsidies

    May 10, 2024 Dani Rodrik sees no good argument against industrial policies that accelerate growth in decarbonization industries.

  5. 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.

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    Europe Must Clamp Down on Russian Oil Flows Through Turkey

    Martin Vladimirov urges policymakers to close the sanctions loophole that allows the Kremlin to sell fossil fuels to the EU.
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    Rebooting the Sustainable Development Goals

    John W. McArthur & Zia Khan urge political, business, and civil-society leaders to foster the big ideas needed to meet the 2030 targets.
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    Is Greece’s Six-Day Work Week a Harbinger?

    Pinelopi Koujianou Goldberg points out that the country is facing the same demographic problem as almost all advanced economies.
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    The Euro and Its Imperial Ancestors

    Victoria Gierok

    At 25, the euro has come of age at a time when European politics is tending toward fragmentation and a renewed emphasis on national sovereignty. To determine whether it will last, it helps to consult the history of earlier common-currency projects.

    draws lessons from earlier experiments with common currencies across disparate polities and economies.
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    Overcoming Political Short-Termism in Latin America

    Eric Parrado envisions independent institutions empowered to devise and implement long-term development-related policies.
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    Iran’s Economy Needs a New Deal with the West

    Djavad Salehi-Isfahani shows that pursuing sanctions relief is the only solution to the country's stagflation.
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    Africa’s Hobbled Hegemons

    Adekeye Adebajo

    In the face of regional turmoil, rising extremism, and heightened geopolitical tensions, Africa urgently needs strong leadership. But its two most significant regional powers, Nigeria and South Africa, are too constrained by domestic challenges to represent Africa’s interests effectively on the world stage.

    examines the causes of political and economic malaise in Nigeria and South Africa.
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    The US Needs a Techno-Industrial Strategy

    Liza Tobin & Addis Goldman outline a three-pronged approach that would entrench American leadership in advanced industries.
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    The Fed Should Not Cut Interest Rates Yet

    Michael R. Strain argues that declaring victory over inflation, while tempting, would be to misread current economic conditions.

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