By Dani Rodrik - Feb 13,2017
Last October, British Prime Minister Theresa May shocked many when she disparaged the idea of global citizenship.“If you believe you’re a citizen of the world,” she said, “you’re a citizen of nowhere.”Her statement was met with derision and alarm in the financial media and among
By Dani Rodrik - Jan 11,2017
US President-elect Donald Trump has yet to take office, but his brand of flawed industrial policy has been on full display since his surprise win in November.Within weeks of the election, Trump had already claimed a victory.Through a mix of inducements and intimidation, he prevai
By Dani Rodrik - Dec 04,2016
Global governance is the mantra of our era’s elite.The surge in cross-border flows of goods, services, capital and information produced by technological innovation and market liberalisation has made the world’s countries too interconnected, their argument goes, for any country to
By Dani Rodrik - Nov 19,2016
Are economists partly responsible for Donald Trump’s shocking victory in the US presidential election?Even if they may not have stopped Trump, economists would have had a greater impact on the public debate had they stuck closer to their discipline’s teaching, instead of siding w
By Dani Rodrik - Aug 13,2016
We seem to be living in an accelerated age of revolutionary technological breakthroughs.
By Dani Rodrik - Jul 24,2016
The global trade system faces an important turning point at the end of this year, one that was postponed when China joined the World Trade Organisation (WTO) almost 15 years ago.The United States and the European Union must decide whether they will begin to treat China as a “mark
By Dani Rodrik - May 31,2016
The global trade regime has never been very popular in the United States.
By Dani Rodrik - Apr 20,2016
Perhaps the only surprising thing about the populist backlash that has overwhelmed the politics of many advanced democracies is that it has taken so long.Even two decades ago, it was easy to predict that mainstream politicians’ unwillingness to offer remedies for the insecurities
By Dani Rodrik - Feb 16,2016
The Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) — a mega trade deal covering 12 countries that together account for more than one-third of global GDP and a quarter of world exports — is the latest battleground in the decades-long confrontation between proponents and opponents of trade agreem
By Dani Rodrik - Dec 10,2015
In mid-December, the United Nations will launch the latest of its annual landmark Human Development Reports.