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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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    As Disinformation Thrives, Democracy Dies

    Nishant Lalwani, et al. argue that increased aid for independent media is necessary to defend press freedom in the developing world.
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    The Dead Hand of Neoliberalism Is Blocking Green Growth

    Laura Carvalho sees rich countries pursuing industrial strategies while poorer countries are prevented from following suit.
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    Will the Democrats Win After Biden’s Withdrawal?

    Richard Haass

    US President Joe Biden’s decision to drop out of the 2024 presidential race has revived the Democrats’ chances of victory. Given the profound differences between the two parties, it is difficult to exaggerate just how much is at stake when Americans vote this November.

    explains how the new Democratic nominee could get out from under the shadow of an unpopular president.
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    Middle East Peace and the US Election

    Bruce Ackerman

    Now that the moderate Masoud Pezeshkian has ascended to the Iranian presidency, Joe Biden and Kamala Harris have an opportunity to clarify the choice for voters in the US election this November. By reopening talks, they can promote the Democrats’ peace ticket in swing states where despair over the war in Gaza has harmed their chances.

    sees the arrival of a moderate Iranian president as an electoral opportunity for the Democrats.
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    A Growth Agenda for the G20

    Paola Subacchi sees one policy priority capable of uniting the world's leading developed and developing economies.
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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 draws lessons from earlier experiments with common currencies across disparate polities and economies.

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