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By Dani Rodrik - Feb 13,2020
CAMBRIDGE — Firms are the cornerstone of the modern economy. The bulk of production, investment, innovation, and job creation takes place within them. Their decisions determine not only economic performance, but also the health and wellbeing of a society.
By Dani Rodrik - Jan 11,2020
CAMBRIDGE — Responding to pressures from within and without, the economics profession is gradually changing for the better. Not surprisingly, the populist backlash sweeping advanced democracies in recent years has produced some soul searching in the discipline.
By Dani Rodrik - Dec 11,2019
CAMBRIDGE — Inequality looms larger on policymakers’ agenda today than it has in a long time.
By Dani Rodrik - Oct 10,2019
CAMBRIDGE — In Mohammed Hanif’s novel “Red Birds”, an American bomber pilot crashes his plane in the Arabian Desert and is stranded among the locals in a nearby refugee camp. He finds himself talking about thieves with a local shopkeeper.
By Dani Rodrik - Sep 11,2019
CAMBRIDGE — At the beginning of classes every autumn, I tease my students with the following question: Is it better to be poor in a rich country or rich in a poor country? The question typically invites considerable and inconclusive debate.
By Dani Rodrik - Aug 25,2019
CAMBRIDGE — US Senator Elizabeth Warren’s new trade plan solidifies her credentials as the Democratic presidential candidate with the best policy ideas.
By Dani Rodrik - Jul 09,2019
CAMBRIDGE — Is it culture or economics? That question frames much of the debate about contemporary populism.
By Dani Rodrik - Jun 13,2019
CAMBRIDGE — US President Donald Trump has used national security as a justification for his tariffs on steel imports, his threatened tariff hikes on autos and the tariffs he recently vowed to impose on Mexican imports.
By Dani Rodrik - Mar 23,2019
CAMBRIDGE — At the end of 1933, John Maynard Keynes sent a remarkable public letter to US President Franklin Delano Roosevelt. FDR had taken office earlier that year, in the midst of an economic slump that had pushed a quarter of the labour force into unemployment.
By Dani Rodrik - Feb 14,2019
CAMBRIDGE — Around the world today, the central challenge for achieving inclusive economic prosperity is the creation of sufficient numbers of “good jobs”, Without productive and dependable employment for the vast majority of a country’s workforce, economic growth either remains



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