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Dani Rodrik

Dani Rodrik

Writing for PS since 1998
204 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. Rescuing Economic Growth in Highly Indebted Developing Countries
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    Rescuing Economic Growth in Highly Indebted Developing Countries

    Jan 11, 2023 Dani Rodrik, et al. explain what must change to prevent looming debt crises from making poor countries poorer.

  2. Climate Before Trade
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    Climate Before Trade

    Dec 13, 2022 Dani Rodrik explains why commercial considerations should not be allowed to stand in the way of promoting decarbonization.

  3. 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.

  4. 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.

  5. 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.

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    Utopia or Bust

    J. Bradford DeLong considers our options for both expanding and effectively slicing the proverbial economic pie.
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    Germany’s Reckoning

    Helmut K. Anheier

    Germany is now grappling with a host of difficult questions about its place in the world, the nature of its politics, and its most cherished values. For a pacifist society in a new age of conflict and war, everything must change if things are to remain the same.

    traces the contours of the country's debate, triggered by the Ukraine war, about its strategic future.
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    Preempting a Generative AI Monopoly

    Diane Coyle urges policymakers to take steps to counter the anti-competitive implications of a rapidly emerging market.
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    Japan’s Strategic Imperative

    Joseph S. Nye, Jr. sees the country doubling down on its best option for ensuring national security and regional stability.
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    China’s Savings Conundrum

    Zhang Jun explains why – and how – the country must stimulate household consumption to achieve a robust recovery.
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    The Flight of the Inflation Hawks

    Though the US Federal Reserve’s first interest-rate hike of 2023 is smaller than those that preceded it, policymakers have signaled that more increases are on the way, despite slowing price growth. But there is good reason to doubt the utility – and fear the consequences – of continued rate hikes, on both sides of the Atlantic.

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    How to Transform African Agriculture

    Safia Boly & Omid Kassiri identify four principles that could help governments across the continent boost food security.
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    Making Ukrainian Victory Possible

    Josep Borrell explains why continued military support and other forms of assistance remain critical.
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    Death or Glory in Russia

    Slavoj Žižek traces the religious and intellectual roots of the Kremlin’s increasingly morbid war propaganda.

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