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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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    Anatomy of a Massacre

    Shlomo Ben-Ami

    The 1860 massacre of Christians in Damascus holds useful lessons about what it takes to arrest – and recover from – inter-communal violence. But there is a difference between a pogrom and a genocide, and conflating the two can do more harm than good.

    considers what the 1860 massacre of Christians in Damascus can and cannot teach us about preventing genocide.
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    AI: Hope or Hype?

    Whether generative artificial intelligence will do more harm or good to our families, economies, and societies remains an open question. In devising strategies for harnessing the technology, optimism is undoubtedly warranted, but it should not come at the expense of realism.

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    How Denmark Keeps the Far Right at Bay

    Michael Ehrenreich explains how mainstream parties have neutralized the threat of right-wing populists.
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    How Techno-Libertarians Fell in Love with Big Government

    Quinn Slobodian argues Silicon Valley investors are against the state only insofar as it is not enriching them personally.
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    How Chinese Savings Can Support the Global Green Transition

    Daniel Gros urges the EU to welcome cheap low-carbon goods, such as electric vehicles, from China.
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    Who’s Afraid of Colonization?

    Frederico Menino thinks the concept can be repurposed to help overcome the deficiencies of current social advocacy.
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    Europe Needs Chinese Investment

    Dalia Marin urges European policymakers to focus on boosting FDI flows from technologically advanced economies.
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    Why Macron Is Risking an Election

    Zaki Laïdi points out that the French president has little to lose by dissolving parliament after two years of paralysis.
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    The Economic Case for Seizing Russia’s Frozen Assets to Support Ukraine

    Timothy Ash rebuts the main arguments against confiscating Russian reserves to fund Ukraine’s defense.

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