Found 86 article(s) for author 'Dani Rodrik'

Trump’s Trade Game

Trump’s Trade Game. Dani Rodrik, January 16, 2019, Opinion, “In 2018, US President Donald Trump finally followed through on his “America first” trade strategy. Yet it is already clear that his policies will have little impact on trade growth, and even less effect on China’s behavior.Link

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The Left’s Choice

The Left’s Choice. Dani Rodrik, January 8, 2019, Opinion, “In the face of resurgent right-wing populism, the left’s relative weakness partly reflects the decline of unions and organized labor groups, which have historically formed the backbone of leftist and socialist movements. But four decades of ideological abdication has also played an important role.Link

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China’s Boldest Experiment

China’s Boldest Experiment. Dani Rodrik, December 11, 2018, Opinion, “The conventional wisdom among social scientists is that the demands of advanced economies and growing middle classes can be met only through greater political freedoms and competition. By doubling down on authoritarian single-party rule, China is now testing that proposition.Link

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Reclaiming Community

Reclaiming Community. Dani Rodrik, November 9, 2018, Opinion, “Stable families, good jobs, strong schools, abundant and safe public spaces, and pride in local cultures and history – these are the essential elements of prosperous societies. Neither global markets nor the nation-state can adequately supply them, and sometimes markets and states undermine them.Link

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Will New Technologies Help or Harm Developing Countries?

Will New Technologies Help or Harm Developing Countries? Dani Rodrik, October 8, 2018, Opinion, “Trade and technology present an opportunity when they are able to leverage existing capabilities, and thereby provide a more direct and reliable path to development. When they demand complementary and costly investments, they are no longer a shortcut around traditional manufacturing-led development.Link

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New Technologies, Global Value Chains, and the Developing Economies

New Technologies, Global Value Chains, and the Developing Economies. Dani Rodrik, 2018, Paper, “The Pathways for Prosperity Commission on Technology and Inclusive Development is proud to work with a talented and diverse group of commissioners who are global leaders from government, the private sector and academia. Hosted and managed by…Link

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Second thoughts on economics rules

Second thoughts on economics rules. Dani Rodrik, 2018, Paper, “When I was a graduate student at Princeton I used to hang out with a group of fellow students who were economic theorists. They were good at both thinking hard and drinking hard! After a couple of beers, I would start bugging them about the models we were being taught. Why do we focus so much on the perfectly rational individual even though real people do not seem to behave quite that way? (This was before the behavioral revolution obviously.) Shouldn’t we be paying a wee bit more attention to disequilibrium, in addition to equilibrium? Why do our models exclude social
and institutional features without which markets could not work? Why do we emphasize math so much and disregard things that cannot be easily quantified?Link

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The WTO has become dysfunctional

The WTO has become dysfunctional. Dani Rodrik, August 5, 2018, Opinion, “How will the world trade regime handle a large, increasingly powerful country such as China that apparently plays globalisation by different rules? This is the question that keeps US and European policymakers awake at night. The fever runs highest in the US, where the Trump administration has blamed China for engaging in economic aggression and has declared trade war in response. The US president’s methods may be frowned upon, but the view that omething has to be done about China’s trade and industrial practices is widespread among mainstream policy elites.Link

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