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Recent COMMENTARY by Dani Rodrik

Most recent update: September 25, 2012.
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Turkey's Miscarriage of Justice. The Washington Post, September 21, 2012.

Democracy in Turkey, The National Interest, February 11, 2011.

Turkey's Other Dirty War (with Pinar Dogan), The New Republic, May 24, 2010. An update on the previous article.

How Turkey Manufactured a Coup Plot (with Pinar Dogan), April 6, 2010. On the scary state of Turkish justice and democracy.

A Plan B for Global Finance, March 12, 2009. A guest economics column published in The Economist.

Thinking About Governance April 2008. My contribution to a panel on governance reforms during World Bank's PREM week.

Globalization and the Beautiful Game March 2008. Soccer teaches us a lot about the consequences of globalization--and about how best to take advantage of it.

We Must Curb International Flows of Capital (with Arvind Subramanian) ebruary 2008. An op-ed published in the FT.

Hirschman-esque Thoughts on Development November 2007. Some reflections upon being awarded the Albert O. Hirschman Prize of the SSRC.

Currency Dilemmas July 2007. When good news for markets is bad news for the economy. Written for Project Syndicate.

Give the Guest Worker Program a Chance June 2007. The original and unabridged version of an op-ed published in the New York Times, June 1, 2007.

Saving Globalization from its Cheerleaders March 2007. The original version of an op-ed published in the Financial Times, March 27, 2007.

Economist Wants Business and Social Aims to Be in Sync January 2007. A New York Times profile.

The Disappointments of Financial Globalization November 2006.

A Book Review of Robert Tignor's "W. Arthur Lewis and the Birth of Development Economics" January 2006.  The paradoxes of a great man.

Failure at Doha Would Be No Big Deal, November 2005. A contrarian view.

A Practical Approach to Formulating Growth Strategies, December 2004. Thoughts on how to move forward from the Washington Consensus. Prepared for the Barcelona Forum of September 2004.

How to Make the Trade Regime Work for Development, February 2004. A few thoughts on the Doha and post-Doha trade agenda.

Economic Reform Without Rules of Thumb, October 2003. Comments made at a Festschrift conference for Joe Stiglitz.

Free Trade Optimism, April 2003. A review of a book by Mike Moore, former director general of the WTO.

Transcript of an interview with Dani Rodrik, March 2003. Interview conducted by students at Universidad de los Andes, Colombia.

Rewarding Turkey, with Soli Ozel, August 2002. Comment and analysis in the Financial Times.

Globalization for Whom? July 2002. Global markets are good for the poor, but the rules by which they are being asked to join them are not. Published in Harvard Magazine.

After Neoliberalism, What? June 2002. Remarks at a conference on Alternatives to Neoliberalism.

Argentina: A Case of Globalization Gone Too Far or Not Far Enough? January 2002. An article in The New Republic on Argentina's tragic collapse.

Globalization, Growth, and Poverty: Is the World Bank Beginning to Get It? December 2001. A brief comment on the World Bank's most recent report on globalization.

Four Simple Principles for Democratic Governance of Globalization, May 2001. A really short piece prepared for the Friedrich Ebert Foundation.

The Developing Countries' Hazardous Obsession with Global Integration January 2001. An improved version of a paper previously titled "Can Integration into the Global Economy Substitute for a Development Strategy?". Published in Foreign Policy (March/April 2001) as Trading in Illusions.

Is Turkey Winning the War Against Inflation? September 2000. Slides from a lecture given at the Middle East Technical University, Ankara, September 13, 2000.

Comments at a Conference Honoring Raymond Vernon September 2000.

Growth and Poverty Reduction: What Are the Real Questions? August 2000. A (quick) guide to sorting out the issues.

Five Simple Principles for World Trade, November 1999. A short op-ed.

Rethinking the World Economy October 1998. A slightly longer version of a piece published in The New Republic (November 2, 1998) with the title "The Global Fix."

For a complete list of papers and publications, see Dani Rodrik's curriculum vitae.

Older NBER working papers not listed above. (Be sure to enter "Rodrik" in the box.)

Newspaper columns written for Project Syndicate newspapers.

Group of 24 Discussion papers

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