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Ford Foundation Professor of International Political Economy


This is a bold and intriguing paper. It offers a new explanation for poverty reduction (or lack thereof) and interesting new empirical measures of global market access and the size of the middle class for developing countries. The main contribution of the paper is to point to market size as a potentially significant constraint on economic development.


Rodrik, Dani. Comment on "Presidential Address: Demand-Side Constraints in Development: The Role of Market Size, Trade, and (In)Equality", by Pinelopi Koujianou Goldberg and Tristan Reed. Econometrica, 91.6, November 2023: 1959-1962.