The Globalization Paradox: Democracy and the Future of the World Economy
Dani Rodrik, Harvard University
William R. Cline, Peterson Institute
Gary Clyde Hufbauer, Peterson Institute
Peterson Institute for International Economics, Washington, DC
May 4, 2011
Professor Dani Rodrik, Harvard University, discussed his new book, The Globalization Paradox: Democracy and the Future of the World Economy, at the Peterson Institute on May 4, 2011. The book concludes that "the imbalance between the national scope of government and the global nature of markets forms the soft underbelly of globalization." Institute Senior Fellows Gary Clyde Hufbauer and William R. Cline led off the discussion with comments on Professor Rodrik's views on trade and finance, respectively.
Rodrik is the Rafiq Hariri Professor of International Political Economy at the John F. Kennedy School of Government at Harvard University and has published widely in the areas of international economics, economic development, and political economy. He was awarded the inaugural Albert O. Hirschman Prize of the Social Science Research Council in 2007 and has received the Leontief Award for Advancing the Frontiers of Economic Thought. He is affiliated with the National Bureau of Economic Research, the Centre for Economic Policy Research (London), the Center for Global Development, and the Council on Foreign Relations. His 1997 book for the Institute, Has Globalization Gone Too Far?, was called "one of the most important economics books of the decade" in Business Week.