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Dani Rodrik (1957, Istanbul, Turkey)

Dani Rodrik
Dani Rodrik
  • Dani Rodrik is a graduate of Harvard College, holds a PhD in Economics from Princeton University, and was the Rafiq Hariri Professor of International Political Economy at the John F. Kennedy School of Government, Harvard University, between 1996 and 2013.
  • Currently he is the Albert O. Hirschman Professor in the School of Social Science at the Institute for Advanced Study in Princeton.
  • He is considered to be one of the leading economists of the world and is famous for his original thoughts and research on globalization and economic development.
  • He was awarded the inaugural Albert O. Hirschman Prize of the Social Science Research Council (2007), received the Leontief Award for Advancing the Frontiers of Economic Thought and holds several honorary fellowships.
  • Recent publications:
    • The Globalization Paradox (2011)
    • One Economics, Many Recipes: Globalization, Institutions, and Economic Growth (2007)
    • Has Globalization Gone Too Far? (1997)
  • Dani Rodrik was nominated for the honorary doctorate by the Faculty of Economics and Business to honour the way he has influenced thinking about the current social and economic challenges of the world.

Dani Rodrik is an academic who is able to bridge the gulf between academic research and political reality, combining theoretical and empirical research. In his work as a professor of Economics he carries out research into international economics, economic growth and development, institutional and political economics. He has profound views on what good economic policy is about and what drives governments to either adopt or reject such policies.

In the present global context he argues that it is impossible to pursue democracy, national self-determination and economic globalization all at the same time. Countries should put their own national priorities first when the international demands of globalization come into conflict with democracy and their social and political stability. In that light he favours a leaner form of globalization.

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