HKS Affiliated Authors

Ford Foundation Professor of International Political Economy


The Perils of Premature Deindustrialization. Dani Rodrik, October 11, 2013, Opinion. "Most of today’s advanced economies became what they are by traveling the well-worn path of industrialization. A progression of manufacturing industries – textiles, steel, automobiles – emerged from the ashes of the traditional craft and guild systems, transforming agrarian societies into urban ones. Peasants became factory workers, a process that underpinned not only an unprecedented rise in economic productivity, but also a wholesale revolution in social and political organization. The labor movement led to mass politics..." Link verified June 19, 2014