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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
By Dani Rodrik - Jan 08,2019
CAMBRIDGE — The main political beneficiaries of the social and economic fractures wrought by globalisation and technological change, it is fair to say, have so far been right-wing populists.
By Dani Rodrik - Oct 10,2018
CAMBRIDGE — New technologies reduce the prices of goods and services to which they are applied. They also lead to the creation of new products.
By Dani Rodrik - Sep 17,2018
CAMBRIDGE — Labour advocates have long complained that international trade agreements are driven by corporate agendas and pay little attention to the interests of working people.

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