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Dani Rodrik

Dani Rodrik

Writing for PS since 1998
222 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. 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.

  2. 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.

  3. 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.

  4. 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.

  5. 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.

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    Diplomacy Could Help Revive Democracy in Venezuela

    Roberto Patiño urges the international community to help ensure a free and fair presidential election in July.
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    The Specter of Neo-Fascism Is Haunting Europe

    Slavoj Žižek

    With mainstream parties and politicians already preparing to accommodate the far right following this month's European Parliament election, the axiom of post-World War II European democracy has been quietly abandoned. “No collaboration with fascists" is being replaced by a tacit acceptance of them.

    harbors no illusions about what the outcome of the European Parliament election means.
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    Can Private Hospitals Increase Access to Health Care in Developing Countries?

    Titir Bhattacharya & Tanika Chakraborty show how innovative insurance schemes can help low- and middle-income economies achieve universal coverage.
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    Tracking Ukraine’s Reconstruction Funds

    Wolfgang Fengler & Vladyslav Rashkovan show how digital tools can streamline the process, improve transparency, and provide accountability.
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    Slovakia’s Anti-Democratic Government Is Doubling Down

    Soňa Muzikárová warns that the assassination attempt in May has led the government to double down on illiberal reforms.
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    D-Day and the Threat of Total War

    Robert Skidelsky

    After eight decades of relative peace, the world is once again dividing into hostile economic and geopolitical blocs. The 80th anniversary of the invasion of Normandy offers a valuable opportunity to reflect on the principles we are willing to defend and the sacrifices we are prepared to make.

    thinks understanding the causes and consequences of past global conflicts is crucial to preventing another one.
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    The Dangers of a US Capital Inflow Tax

    Maurice Obstfeld worries that a little-known, highly costly method of deficit reduction is gaining political traction.
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    Europe’s Green Transition Requires More Skilled Workers

    Julie Beaufils urges policymakers to boost the attractiveness of technical vocations by expanding access to apprenticeships.
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    A Monetary and Economic Order Fit for the Twenty-First Century

    Ulrich Volz, et al. identify eight priorities to build a more resilient, inclusive, and sustainable global financial architecture.

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