Dani Rodrik

Ford Foundation Professor of International Political Economy
Harvard Kennedy School
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Dani Rodrik


Dani Rodrik is the Ford Foundation Professor of International Economy. He has published widely in the areas of economic development, international economics, and political economy. His current research focuses on industrialization and structural change in developing economies, the determinants of liberal democracy, and interaction of ideas and interests in policy change. He is the recipient of the inaugural Albert O. Hirschman Prize of the Social Sciences Research Council and of the Leontief Award for Advancing the Frontiers of Economic Thought. His most recent book is Economics Rules: The Rights and Wrongs of the Dismal Science. He is also the author of The Globalization Paradox: Democracy and the Future of the World Economy (2011) and One Economics, Many Recipes: Globalization, Institutions, and Economic Growth (2007). 



  • PED-101 Economic Development: Theory and Evidence


  • PED-233 Political Economy After the Crisis


For a complete list of faculty citations from 2001 - present, please visit the HKS Faculty Research Connection.

Selected Publication Citations:

  • Academic Journal/Scholarly Articles
    • Rodrik, Dani. "Is Liberal Democracy Feasible in Developing Countries?" Studies in Comparative International Development 51.1 (March 2016): 50-59.
    • Rodrik, Dani. "Premature Deindustrialization." Journal of Economic Growth 21.1 (March 2016): 1-33.
  • Book Chapters
    • Rodrik, Dani. "The Future of European Democracy." After the Storm: How to Save Democracy in Europe. Ed. Luuk van Middelaar and Philippe Van Parijs. Lannoo, 2015, 53-66.
    • Rodrik, Dani. The New Development Economics: We Shall Experiment, but How Shall We Learn? What Works in Development? Thinking Big and Thinking Small. Ed. William Easterly and Jessica Cohen. Brookings Institution Press, 2009, 24-48.
    • Rodrik, Dani. "Growth Strategies." Handbooks in Economics 22: Handbook of Economic Growth, Volume 1A. Ed. Philippe Aghion and Steven N. Durlauf. Elsevier North-Holland, 2005, 967-1014.
  • Books
    • Rodrik, Dani. Economics Rules: The Rights and Wrongs of the Dismal Science. W.W. Norton & Company, 2015.
    • Rodrik, Dani. The Globalization Paradox. W.W. Norton & Company, 2011.
    • Rodrik, Dani. One Economics, Many Recipes: Globalization, Institutions, and Economic Growth. Princeton University Press, 2007.
  • Research Papers/Reports
    • Mukand, Sharun, and Dani Rodrik. "The Political Economy of Liberal Democracy." NBER Working Paper No. 21540, September 2015.
    • Rodrik, Dani. "Work and Human Development In a Deindustrializing World." UNDP Human Development Report Office, 2015.

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