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Ford Foundation Professor of International Political Economy


Work is mostly unpleasant. Doing lots of unpleasant work is how countries get rich. And being rich is how more people get to do pleasant work. That pretty much sums up economic history from the perspective of ‘work for human development’.


Rodrik, Dani. "Work and Human Development In a Deindustrializing World." UNDP Human Development Report Office, 2015.