Dani Rodrik

Rafiq Hariri Professor of International Political Economy and Faculty Co-Chair of the MPA/ID Program

Harvard University, John F. Kennedy School of Government

Kennedy School of Government
79 John F. Kennedy Street
Cambridge, MA 02138

Dani Rodrik is professor of international political economy at the John F. Kennedy School of Government, Harvard University. He has published widely in the areas of international economics, economic development, and political economy. What constitutes good economic policy and why some governments are better than others in adopting it are the central questions on which his research focuses. He has been the recipient of research grants from the Carnegie Corporation, Ford Foundation, and Rockefeller Foundation. Among other honors, he was presented the Leontief Award for Advancing the Frontiers of Economic Thought in 2002.

Professor Rodrik is the author of "In Search of the Holy Grail: Policy Convergence, Experimentation, and Economic Performance," (with Sharun Mukand), American Economic Review, March 2005, "Democracies Pay Higher Wages," Quarterly Journal of Economics, August 1999, ?Why Do More Open Economies Have Bigger Governments?? Journal of Political Economy, October 1998, ?Distributive Politics and Economic Growth? (with A. Alesina), Quarterly Journal of Economics, 1994, and ?Resistance to Reform: Status Quo Bias in the Presence of Individual-Specific Uncertainty? (with R. Fernandez), American Economic Review, 1991, among other publications.

His 1997 book Has Globalization Gone Too Far? was called ?one of the most important economics books of the decade? in Business Week. He recently edited a collection titled In Search of Prosperity: Analytic Narratives on Economic Growth (Princeton University Press, 2003). He is also the author of The New Global Economy and Developing Countries: Making Openness Work (Overseas Development Council, Washington DC, 1999). He is an editor of the Review of Economics and Statistics and an associate editor of the Journal of Economic Literature.

He has given the WIDER Annual Lecture (November 2004), the Gaston Eyskens Lectures (October 2002), the Carlos F. Diaz Alejandro Lecture at the Latin American meeting of the Econometric Society (July 2001), the Alfred Marshall Lecture of the European Economic Association (August 1996), and the Raul Prebisch Lecture of UNCTAD (October 1997). His most recent research is concerned with the determinants of economics growth and the consequences of international economic integration.

Professor Rodrik holds a Ph.D. in economics and an MPA from Princeton University, and an A.B. (summa cum laude) from Harvard College. National Bureau of Economic Research; Centre for Economic Policy Research (London); Center for Global Development; Institute for International Economics; Council on Foreign Relations

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