Public Lecture by Dani Rodrik

Date: 

Thursday, September 28, 2017, 5:00pm to 6:30pm

Location: 

TBD

Title: “Globalization Without Globalism” 
Abstract: Economic globalization is associated in contemporary discourse with a preference for cosmopolitanism over patriotism; international equality over national equality; economic liberty over political accountability; and global governance over the nation state. Professor Rodrik will argue that the tensions implied by these choices are largely false.

Dani Rodrik is Ford Foundation Professor of International Political Economy at the Harvard Kennedy School. He has published widely in the areas of economic development, international economics, and political economy. His current research focuses on the political economy of liberal democracy and economic growth in developing countries. 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 newest book is Straight Talk on Trade: Ideas for a Sane World Economy (2017, forthcoming). He is also the author of Economics Rules: The Rights and Wrongs of the Dismal Science (2015), The Globalization Paradox: Democracy and the Future of the World Economy (2011) and One Economics, Many Recipes: Globalization, Institutions, and Economic Growth (2007).