HKS Affiliated Authors

Ford Foundation Professor of International Political Economy


When Ideas Trump Interests: Preferences, Worldviews, and Policy Innovations. Dani Rodrik, Winter 2014, Paper. "Ideas are strangely absent from modern models of political economy. In most prevailing theories of policy choice, the dominant role is instead played by "vested interests" - elites, lobbies, and rent-seeking groups which get their way at the expense of the general public..." May require purchase or user account. Link verified June 19, 2014