The event is co-organized by CEU and the László Rajk College (Rajk László Szakkollégium).
ABSTRACT / One startling paradox of globalization is that as the economy has globalized, politics has re-nationalized, with a renewed emphasis, in populist and nationalist forms, on state sovereignty and protectionism. Is globalization producing a new form of ‘closed society?’ Michael Ignatieff, President of CEU, will discuss these issues in conversation with Dani Rodrik, Ford Foundation Professor of International Political Economy at Harvard's John F. Kennedy School of Government and author of The Globalization Paradox: Democracy and the Future of the World Economy and Straight Talk on Trade: Ideas for a Sane World Economy.
BIO / Dani Rodrik is the Ford Foundation Professor of International Political Economy at Harvard's John F. Kennedy School of Government. He rejoined the Kennedy School in July 2015 after two years at the Institute for Advanced Study as the Albert O. Hirschman Professor in the School of Social Science.
Professor Rodrik is an economist whose research covers globalization, economic growth and development, and political economy. He is the recipient of numerous awards, including the inaugural Albert O. Hirschman Prize of the Social Science Research Council, and honorary doctorates from universities in Europe and Latin America. He is affiliated with the National Bureau of Economic Research, Centre for Economic Policy Research (London), and the Center for Global Development among other research organizations. He is currently President-Elect of the International Economic Association.
Professor Rodrik's newest book is Straight Talk on Trade: Ideas for a Sane World Economy (forthcoming 2017). He is also the author of Economics Rules: The Rights and Wrongs of the Dismal Science (W.W. Norton, 2015) and The Globalization Paradox: Democracy and the Future of the World Economy ((W.W. Norton, 2011). His articles have been published in the American Economic Review, Quarterly Journal of Economics, Journal of Political Economy, Journal of Economic Growth, Journal of International Economics, Journal of Development Economics, and other academic journals.
His previous books include One Economics, Many Recipes: Globalization, Institutions, and Economic Growth (2007), The New Global Economy and Developing Countries: Making Openness Work (1999), and Has Globalization Gone Too Far? (1997). Professor Rodrik's monthly columns on global affairs appear on Project Syndicate.
Professor Rodrik holds a Ph.D. in economics and an MPA from Princeton University, and an A.B. from Harvard College. Professor Rodrik is currently President-Elect of the International Economic Association. His newest book is Straight Talk on Trade: Ideas for a Sane World Economy (2017).
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