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Dani Rodrik

Dani Rodrik

Writing for PS since 1998
200 commentaries
1 videos & podcasts

Dani Rodrik, Professor of International Political Economy at Harvard University’s John F. Kennedy School of Government, 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. 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.

  2. 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.

  3. 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.

  4. The Other Side of US Exceptionalism
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    The Other Side of US Exceptionalism

    Jun 8, 2022 Dani Rodrik urges American leaders to recognize why their global ambitions are generally viewed less favorably abroad.

  5. A Better Globalization Might Rise from Hyper-Globalization’s Ashes
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    A Better Globalization Might Rise from Hyper-Globalization’s Ashes

    May 9, 2022 Dani Rodrik hopes for a new, more stable balance between national prerogatives and the requirements of an open economy.

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    The Key to Unlocking Africa’s Economic Potential

    Landry Signé explains why fostering trade integration and regional value chains is essential for the continent to prosper.
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    Geopolitical Davids and Goliaths

    Harold James considers lessons from smaller countries about how to wield power and influence in the twenty-first century.
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    Preparing for the Next Global Catastrophe

    José Manuel Barroso explains why global leaders must focus on creating equitable response mechanisms ahead of the next crisis.
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    Italy’s Next Government Must Tackle Climate Security

    Luca Bergamaschi shows why the country’s politicians can no longer afford to ignore a major threat to national security.
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    Europe and the New Non-Alignment

    Laurence Tubiana

    Despite the massive civilian suffering in Ukraine, many countries have been wary of taking sides, owing both to a perception of European double standards and to Russia’s leverage over energy and commodity prices. But while new geopolitical dynamics have complicated climate advocacy, they certainly haven't derailed it.

    sees both challenges and opportunities for climate policy in an era of geopolitical fragmentation.
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    The Sting of Climate Risk Is in the Tails

    Mark Cliffe thinks conventional models have overemphasized the long term at the expense of more immediate threats.
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    Should Humanities Professors Be Automated?

    Nicholas Agar considers the implications of recent successes with AI-generated academic research and writing.
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    Should Energy Companies’ Windfall Profits Be Taxed?

    Imposing a one-off tax on energy companies’ extraordinary profits might seem like a no-brainer at a time of soaring inflation, but the idea has more than a few detractors. As policymakers in a growing number of economies move ahead, we asked PS commentators whether they are right to do so.

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    The Global Necessity of American Democracy

    Javier Solana shows why the political health of the United States has become a matter of global concern.

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