Found 96 article(s) for author 'Dani Rodrik'

The Evolution of Work

The Evolution of Work. Dani Rodrik, December 9, 2015, Opinion. “In mid-December, the United Nations will launch the latest of its annual landmark Human Development Reports. This year’s report focuses on the nature of work: how the way we earn a living is being transformed by economic globalization, new technologies, and innovations in social organization. The outlook for developing countries, in particular, is decidedly mixed. For most people most of the time, work is mostly unpleasant. Historically, doing lots of backbreaking work is how countries have become rich. And being rich is how some people get the chance to do more pleasant work…” Link

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When Financial Markets Misread Politics

When Financial Markets Misread Politics. Dani Rodrik, November 10 ,2015, Opinion. “When Turkey’s Justice and Development Party (AKP) defied pundits and pollsters by regaining a parliamentary majority in the country’s general election on November 1, financial markets cheered. The next day, the Istanbul stock exchange rose by more than 5%, and the Turkish lira rallied. Never mind that one would be hard pressed to find anyone in business or financial circles these days with a nice thing to say about Recep Tayyip Erdoğan or the AKP that he led before ascending to the presidency in 2014. And make no mistake: Though Turkey’s president…Link

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The Future of Growth in Developing Countries by Professor Dani Rodrik

The Future of Growth in Developing Countries by Professor Dani Rodrik. Dani Rodrik, October 5, 2015, Video. “Professor Dani Rodrik, Ford Foundation Professor of International Political Economy at the John F. Kennedy School of Government, Harvard University, delivered this lecture on Monday 5 October 2015. This lecture was held jointly with the Global Policy Institute, at the Hogan Lovells Lecture Theatre, Durham Law School, as part of Durham Castle Lecture Series 2015/16.Link

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Economists vs. Economics

Economists vs. Economics. Dani Rodrik, September 10, 2015, Opinion. “Ever since the late nineteenth century, when economics, increasingly embracing mathematics and statistics, developed scientific pretensions, its practitioners have been accused of a variety of sins. The charges – including hubris, neglect of social goals beyond incomes, excessive attention to formal techniques, and failure to predict major economic developments such as financial crises – have usually come from outsiders, or from a heterodox fringe. But lately it seems that even the field’s leaders are unhappy. Paul Krugman, a Nobel laureate who also writes…” Link

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Economics Rules: Why Economics Works, When It Fails, and How to Tell the Difference

Economics Rules: Why Economics Works, When It Fails, and How to Tell the Difference. Dani Rodrik, 2015, Book, “Delegates from forty-four nations met in the New Hampshire resort of Bretton Woods in July 1944 to construct the postwar international economic order. When they left three weeks later, they had designed the constitution of a global system that would last for more than three decades. The system was the brainchild of two economists; the towering English giant of the profession, John Maynard Keynes; and the US Treasury official Harry Dexter White. Keynes and White differed on many matters, especially...Link

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The Political Economy of Liberal Democracy

The Political Economy of Liberal Democracy. Dani Rodrik, July 2015, Paper. “We distinguish between three sets of rights – property rights, political rights, and civil rights – and provide a taxonomy of political regimes. The distinctive nature of liberal democracy is that it protects civil rights (equality before the law for minorities) in addition to the other two. Democratic transitions are typically the product of a settlement between the elite (who care mostly about property rights) and the majority (who care mostly about political rights). Such settlements rarely produce liberal democracy, as the minority has neither the resources nor the numbers to make a contribution at the bargaining table...” Link

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Premature Deindustrialisation in the Developing World

Premature Deindustrialisation in the Developing World. Dani Rodrik, February 12, 2015, Opinion, “Mention “deindustrialization,” and the image that comes to mind is that of advanced economies making their way into the post-industrial phase of development. In a new paper,[1] I show that the more dramatic trend is one of deindustrialization in the developing countries. This is a trend that is appropriately called premature deindustrialization, since it means that many (if not most) developing nations are becoming service economies without having had a proper experience of industrialization.Link

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Premature Deindustrialization

Premature Deindustrialization. Dani Rodrik, 2015, Paper. “I document a significant deindustrialization trend in recent decades, that goes considerably beyond the advanced, post‐industrial economies. The hump‐shaped relationship between industrialization (measured by employment or output shares) and incomes has shifted downwards and moved closer to the origin. This means countries are running out of industrialization opportunities sooner and at much lower levels of income compared to the experience of early industrializers. Asian countries and manufactures exporters have been largely insulated from those trends…” Link

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When Ideas Trump Interests: Preferences, World Views, and Policy Innovations

When Ideas Trump Interests: Preferences, World Views, and Policy Innovations. Dani Rodrik, Paper, November 2014. “Ideas are strangely absent from modern models of political economy. In most prevailing theories of policy choice, the dominant role is instead played by “vested interests”—elites, lobbies, and rent-seeking groups which get their way at the expense of the general public. Any model of political economy in which organized interests do not figure prominently is likely to remain vacuous and incomplete. But it does not follow from this that interests are the ultimate determinant of political outcomes. Here I will…” Link

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