Professor of international political economy, harvard
Global economic trends
The rise of populism
Dani Rodrik is a world-renowned economist whose research covers globalisation, economic growth and development, and political economy.
He is the Ford Foundation Professor of International Political Economy at Harvard's John F. Kennedy School of Government. He was previously the Albert O. Hirschman Professor in the School of Social Science at the Institute for Advanced Study in Princeton (2013-2015).
Professor Rodrik is currently President-Elect of the International Economic Association. His latest book is Straight Talk on Trade: Ideas for a Sane World Economy (2017), in which he critiques hyper-globalisation, arguing that it has made it harder for nations to pursue legitimate social and economic objectives domestically. He offers a framework for balancing national and global economic governance in such a way that delivers the benefits of globalisation without leading to the rise of populist forces.
Dani's previous books include Economic Rules: The Rights And Wrongs Of The Dismal Science (2015), and The Globalization Paradox: Democracy And The Future Of The World Economy (2011).
From Trump, Brexit and rising populism in Europe to the threat of global trade wars, recent years have seen a backlash against the forces of globalisation.
Is this a blip, or the result of fundamental flaws and contradictions in the way the global economy has ben structured in recent decades?
One of the world's leading experts on the political economy of globalisation, Professor Rodrik's insights on this crucial issue are second to none.