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Dani Rodrik

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A new paradigm to address global income inequality

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Dani Rodrik 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. But we can devise a... More »

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What is driving modern authoritarian populism?

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Dani Rodrik Is it culture or economics? That question frames much of the debate about contemporary populism. Are Donald Trump’s presidency, Brexit, and the rise of right-wing nativist political parties in continental Europe the consequence of a deepening rift ... More »

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Can international rules help prevent national self-harm?

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Dani Rodrik 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. “If you don’t have steel, you don’t have ... More »