Dani Rodrik


Date of Birth 14 August 1957
Place Istanbul, Turkey
Nomination 24 December 2019
Field Economics
Title Ford Foundation Professor of International Political Economy, JFK School of Government, Harvard University


Most important awards, prizes and academies
Honorary Doctorate, Erasmus University, 2019; Honorary Doctorate, University of Lyon,2019; Prospect Magazine World’s Top 50 Thinkers, 2019; Honorary Doctorate, University of York, 2019; George S. Eccles Prize for Excellence in Economic Writing, Columbia Business School, 2019; Elected Fellow, American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS), 2018; Miller Upton Scholar, Beloit College, WI, 2018; John von Neumann Award, Rajk László College for Advanced Studies, Budapest, Hungary, 2018; Politico Magazine 50 List, 2017; John Fayerweather Eminent Scholar Award, Academy of International Business, 2017; Honorary Doctorate, University of Southern Denmark, 2016; Honorary Doctorate, University of Groningen, 2014; Honorary Doctorate, Pontificia Universidad Catolica del Peru, Lima, 2010; Albert O. Hirschman Prize, Social Science Research Council, New York, 2007; Honorary Doctorate, University of Antwerp, 2005; Leontief Prize for Advancing the Frontiers of Economic Thought, Global Development and Environment Institute, Tufts University, 2002; Carnegie Scholar, Carnegie Corporation of New York, 2001; Best Paper Award, Pacific Economic Review, 1997; IRIS Scholar, University of Maryland, 1992-93; Hoover Institution National Fellow, 1991-92; NBER Olin Fellow, 1990-91; Raymond Vernon Prize, Association for Public Policy Analysis and Management (APPAM), 1988; Robert S. McNamara Fellowship, World Bank, 1987-88; International Finance Section Fellowship, Princeton University, 1982-85; Harbison Fellowship, Princeton University, 1980-81.
LSE Centennial Professor of Economics, London School of Economics, 2013-16; Elected member, Science Academy of Turkey, since November 2012; Research Associate, National Bureau of Economic Research; Research Fellow, Centre for Economic Policy Research (London); Member, CESifo Research Network; Associate, Economic Research on Identity, Norms and Narratives (ERINN) Network, (since 2016); Research Fellow, IZA (Institute for Labor Economics) (since 2011); Senior Fellow, Bureau for Research in Economic Analysis of Development (BREAD) (since 2003); Fellow of the European Economic Association (Emeritus); Honorary Member, Latin American and Caribbean Economic Association (LACEA).
Co-director, Economics for Inclusive Prosperity (EfIP) (2109- ); President-Elect, International Economic Association (2017- ); Member of Presidential Economic Advisory Council, South Africa (2019- ); Co-convener, US-China Trade Policy Working Group (2019); Vice-President, International Economic Association (2015-17); External Advisory Group on Surveillance, International Monetary Fund (2018-19); Steering and Executive Committees, Weatherhead Center for International Affairs, Harvard (2015-18); General Editor, Global Policy (2014- ); Member, Economic Advisory Panel, The Global Commission on the Economy and Climate (2013-14); Member, Advisory Board, Review of Economics and Statistics (since 2013); Sanjaya Lall Visiting Professor of Business and Development, University of Oxford, Green Templeton College, Trinity Term 2013; Monthly columnist and “Thought Leader,” Project Syndicate Newspapers; Member, Committee on International Economic Policy Reform (since 2010); Member, Scientific Council, Paris School of Economics (since 2006); Member, Advisory Board of Global Policy Journal (2009-14); Co-Editor, Journal of Globalization and Development (since 2009); Editorial Board Member, Studies in Comparative International Development (since 2000); Co-Editor, The Review of Economics and Statistics (2002-11); Member, Economic Policy and Research Advisory Council (EPRAC), EBRD (since 2011); Member, Chief Economist's Advisory Council, World Bank (2011-12); Member, International Advisory Board, Akbank (2009-10); Chair, Advisory Committee, Center for Global Development (2001-10); Member, Advisory Committee, Peterson Institute for International Economics (1995-2009); Research Coordinator, Intergovernmental Group of Twenty-Four on International Monetary Affairs (G-24), (1999-2002); Research Fellow and Advisory Committee Member, Economic Research Forum for the Arab Countries, Iran & Turkey (since 1993); Member, Scientific Council, Brussels European and Global Economic Laboratory (BRUEGEL) (2005-10); Member of Executive Committee, Weatherhead Center for International Affairs (Harvard) (2011-13); Forum Fellow, World Economic Forum, Davos; Advisor, Central Bank of the Republic of Turkey (2000-02); Senior Advisor, Overseas Development Council (1997-2000); Associate Editor, Journal of Economic Literature (2006-09); Associate Editor, Journal of Economic Perspectives (1997-2002); Associate Editor, The Review of Economics and Statistics (1996-2002); Associate Editor, Journal of Development Economics (1990-2003); Overseas Editor, European Economic Review (1994-2002); Co-Editor, Journal of Policy Reform (1996-2000); Associate Editor, Journal of International Economics (1991-93); Member of Visiting Committee, Woodrow Wilson School MPA Program, Princeton University (1996); Visiting Scholar, Research Department (1996, 2004) and Fiscal Affairs Department (1990), International Monetary Fund; Member of Advisory Panel, Human Development Report, UNDP (1995-96, 2004-05, 2009-10); Co-Director, Harvard Project on Palestinian Refugees, John F. Kennedy School of Government (1996-98); Wei Lun Visiting Professor, The Chinese University of Hong Kong, 1993-94; Advisor, Ministry of Foreign Economic Relations, Government of Poland (1990); Visiting Scholar, International Finance Division, Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System (1987); Assistant Economic Affairs Officer, United Nations Conference on Trade and Development, Geneva, Switzerland (1980 and 1981-82).

Summary of scientific research
Dani Rodrik is an economist whose research covers globalization, 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

Main publications
Combating Inequality: Rethinking Policies to Reduce Inequality in Advanced Economies, edited with Olivier J. Blanchard, MIT Press, Cambridge, MA, 2020, forthcoming; Straight Talk on Trade: Ideas for a Sane World Economy, Princeton University Press, Princeton, N.J., 2017. (Winner of the 2019 George S. Eccles Prize for Excellence in Economic Writing); Structural Change, Fundamentals, and Growth: A Framework and Case Studies, edited with Margaret McMillan and Claudia Sepúlveda, International Food Policy Research Institute and World Bank, Washington, D.C., 2017; Economics Rules: The Rights and Wrongs of the Dismal Science, W.W. Norton, New York, 2015. (Translated into Japanese, Korean, French, Spanish, Chinese, Italian, Turkish, Russian, Thai, Persian, Dutch); Towards a Better Global Economy: Policy Implications for Citizens Worldwide in the 21st Century, with Franklin Allen and others, Oxford University Press, Oxford and New York, 2014; Yargı, Cemaat ve Bir Darbe Kurgusunun İçyüzü [The Judiciary, the [Gülen] Community, and the Inside Story of a Fictional Coup] (with Pınar Doğan), Destek Yayinevi, Istanbul, February 2014; The Globalization Paradox: Democracy and the Future of the World Economy, W.W. Norton, New York and London, 2011. (Translated into German, Spanish, Greek, Finnish, Chinese, Japanese, Korean, Turkish, Polish, Serbian, Russian, Arabic, Italian, Hungarian, Dutch, Taiwanese, Mongolian); Balyoz: Bir Darbe Kurgusunun Belgeleri ve Gerçekler [Sledgehammer: The Reality and Documents Behind a Fictional Coup] (with Pınar Doğan), Destek Yayinevi, Istanbul, December 2010; Handbook of Development Economics, vol. 5, edited with Mark R. Rosenzweig, North-Holland, 2010; Nations et Mondialisation: Les Stratégies Nationales de Développement dans un Monde Globalisé, Editions Découverte, Paris, 2008; One Economics, Many Recipes: Globalization, Institutions, and Economic Growth, Princeton University Press, Princeton, N.J., 2007. (Translated into Polish, Chinese, Korean, Spanish, and Turkish); Integrating the Americas: FTAA and Beyond (edited with A. Estevadeordal, A.M. Taylor, and A. Velasco), David Rockefeller Center for Latin American Studies, Harvard University Press, 2004; In Search of Prosperity: Analytic Narratives on Economic Growth (edited), Princeton University Press, Princeton, N.J., 2003; Brookings Trade Forum: 2002 (edited with S. Collins), The Brookings Institution, Washington, DC, 2003; Brookings Trade Forum: 2001 (edited with S. Collins), The Brookings Institution, Washington, DC, 2001; Brookings Trade Forum: 2000 (edited with S. Collins), The Brookings Institution, Washington, DC, 2000; Making Openness Work: The New Global Economy and the Developing Countries, Overseas Development Council, Washington, DC, 1999; Has Globalization Gone Too Far?, Institute for International Economics, Washington, DC, 1997.  (Translated into German, Chinese, Spanish, and Turkish); Emerging Agenda for Global Trade: High Stakes for Developing Countries (with R. Lawrence and J. Whalley), Overseas Development Council, Washington, DC, 1996; Miracle or Design? Lessons from the East Asian Experience (with A. Fishlow, C. Gwin, S. Haggard and R. Wade), Overseas Development Council, Washington, DC 1994; The Economics of Middle-East Peace (edited with S. Fischer and E. Tuma), Cambridge, MA, MIT Press, 1993; External Debt, Adjustment, and Burden Sharing: A Unified Framework (with I. Diwan), Princeton Studies in International Finance No. 73, Princeton, NJ, 1992; Eastern Europe and the Soviet Union in the World Economy (with S. Collins), Institute for International Economics, Washington, D.C., 1991; The Political Economy of Turkey: Debt, Adjustment and Sustainability (edited with T. Aricanli), London, Macmillan, and New York, St. Martin's, 1990.


Professional address

John F. Kennedy School of Government
Harvard University
79 JFK Street
Cambridge, MA 02138


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