Wednesday 6 June 2018


Dani Rodrik

Straight Talk on Trade, co-hosted with the Institute for New Economic Thinking (INET)

Not so long ago the nation-state seemed to be on its deathbed, condemned to irrelevance by the forces of globalisation and technology. Now it is back with a vengeance, propelled by a groundswell of populists around the world.

Dani Rodrik was an early and outspoken critic of economic globalization taken too far. He argues that the obsession of elites and technocrats with hyper-globalization has made it more difficult for nations to achieve legitimate economic and social objectives, calling for a balance to be found between national and global governance.

Professor Dani Rodrik

Dani is the Ford Foundation Professor of International Political Economy at the Harvard Kennedy School. His current research focuses on the political economy of liberal democracy and economic growth in developing countries.

He is President-Elect of the International Economic Association and serves as a commissioner on the INET Commission on Global Economic Transformation.

Prof. Rodrik 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.

"Straight Talk on Trade presents a straightforward and readable agenda to make globalization serve democracy rather than undermine it."

Francis Fukuyama