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By Dani Rodrik - Aug 16,2015
Following 15 years of hype, a new conventional wisdom has taken hold: emerging markets are in deep trouble.
By Dani Rodrik - May 17,2015
Nearly two decades ago, the political commentator Fareed Zakaria wrote a prophetic article called “The Rise of the Illiberal Democracy”, in which he worried about the rise of popular autocrats with little regard for the rule of law and civil liberties. Governments ma
By Dani Rodrik - Dec 28,2014
In the pantheon of economic theories, the tradeoff between equality and efficiency used to occupy an exalted position. American economist Arthur Okun, whose classic work on the topic is called “Equality and Efficiency: The Big Tradeoff”, believed that public policies
By Dani Rodrik - Nov 27,2014
When Mexico’s then-president Carlos Salinas de Gortari and his American counterpart, Bill Clinton, signed the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) more than 20 years ago, the hope was that the Mexican economy would be swept forward by a rising wave of globalisation.
By Dani Rodrik - Oct 18,2014
The global discussion about growth in the developing world has taken a sharp turn recently. The hype and excitement of recent years over the prospect of rapid catch-up with the advanced economies have evaporated.
By Dani Rodrik - Oct 14,2014
It is hardly news that the rich have more political power than the poor, even in democratic countries where everyone gets a single vote in elections. But two political scientists, Martin Gilens of Princeton University and Benjamin Page of Northwestern University, have recently p
By Dani Rodrik - Jun 29,2014
By many measures, the world has never been more democratic.
By Dani Rodrik - Jun 02,2014
I get the same question these days wherever I go and from whomever I meet: What do you think of Thomas Piketty? It’s really two questions in one: What do you think of Piketty the book, and what do you think of Piketty the phenomenon? The first question is much easier
By Dani Rodrik - May 10,2014
When researchers at the McKinsey Global Institute (MGI) recently dug into the details of Mexico’s lagging economic performance, they made a remarkable discovery: an unexpectedly large gap in productivity growth between large and small firms. From 1999 to 2009, labour produ



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