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By Dani Rodrik - Apr 11,2021
CAMBRIDGE — President Joe Biden’s $2 trillion infrastructure plan is likely to be a watershed moment for the American economy, clearly signalling that the neoliberal era, with its belief that markets work best and are best left alone, is behind us.
By Dani Rodrik - Apr 05,2021
CAMBRIDGE — Economists have never been shy about taking on the big questions that disciplines such as history, sociology, or political science consider their own province. What have been slavery’s long-run implications for contemporary American society?
By Dani Rodrik - Feb 11,2021
CAMBRIDGE — Economic development relies on the creation of more productive jobs for an ever-rising share of the workforce. Traditionally, it was industrialisation that enabled poor countries to embark on this transformation.
By Dani Rodrik - Jan 13,2021
CAMBRIDGE — Just as 2020 was ending, the European Union and China announced the completion of a Comprehensive Agreement on Investment (CAI) between the two economic giants.
By Dani Rodrik - Nov 10,2020
CAMBRIDGE — As Joe Biden eked out a victory in the US presidential election after a few suspenseful days, observers of American democracy were left scratching their heads.
By Dani Rodrik - Sep 09,2020
CAMBRIDGE — The international trade regime we now have, expressed in the rules of the World Trade Organisation and other agreements, is not of this world. It was designed for a world of cars, steel, and textiles, not one of data, software, and artificial intelligence.
By Dani Rodrik - Aug 16,2020
CAMBRIDGE — Innovation is the engine that drives contemporary economies.
By Dani Rodrik - Apr 06,2020
CAMBRIDGE – Crises come in two variants: those for which we could not have prepared, because no one had anticipated them, and those for which we should have been prepared, because they were in fact expected.
By Dani Rodrik - Mar 07,2020
CAMBRIDGE — We live in a world with an ever-widening chasm between the skills of the “average” worker and the capabilities demanded by frontier technologies.
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.

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