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Dani Rodrik is a Turkish economist and Ford Foundation Professor of International Political Economy at the John F. Kennedy School of Government at Harvard University. He was formerly the Albert O. Hirschman Professor of the Social Sciences at the Institute for Advanced Study in Princeton, New Jersey.
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Fixing the Climate
Strategies for an Uncertain World
Charles F. Sabel, David G. Victor - 2022-08-02
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Solving the global climate crisis through local partnerships and experimentationGlobal climate diplomacy--from the Kyoto Protocol to the Paris Agreement--is not working. Despite decades of sustained negotiations by world leaders, the climate crisis continues to worsen. The solution is within our grasp--but we will not achieve it through top-down gl...
Dani Rodrik
2022-08-05T16:28:44.000Z
A great book. Highly recommended.      source
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Tomorrow, the World
The Birth of U.S. Global Supremacy
Stephen Wertheim - 2020-10-27
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A new history explains how and why, as it prepared to enter World War II, the United States decided to lead the postwar world.For most of its history, the United States avoided making political and military commitments that would entangle it in European-style power politics. Then, suddenly, it conceived a new role for itself as the world's armed su...
Dani Rodrik
2020-12-31T16:51:13.000Z
A wonderful book about how ideas — in particular the way we frame apparent alternatives such as international “isolationism” vs “engagement” — shape our perception of interests. ⁦@stephenwertheim⁩      source
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The WEIRDest People in the World
How the West Became Psychologically Peculiar and Particularly Prosperous
Joseph Henrich - 2020-09-08
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Harvard University's Joseph Henrich, Chair of the Department of Human Evolutionary Biology, delivers a bold, epic investigation into the development of the Western mind, global psychological diversity, and its impact on the worldPerhaps you are WEIRD: raised in a society that is Western, Educated, Industrialized, Rich, and Democratic. If so, you're...
Dani Rodrik
2020-11-06T19:38:09.000Z
Finished this while waiting for the results. Huge book but eminently readable. And very important. Highly recommended.      source
This book examines how a society that is trapped in stagnation might initiate and sustain economic and political development. In this context, progress requires the reform of existing arrangements, along with the complementary evolution of informal institutions. It involves enhancing state capacity, balancing broad avenues for political input, and ...
Dani Rodrik
2020-05-26T11:18:46.000Z
A very nice book applying game theory tools systematically to problems of economic development by @WilliamDFergus1.      source
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Making Sense of Incentives
Taming Business Incentives to Promote Prosperity
Timothy J. Bartik - 2019-10-15
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"In evaluating incentives, everything depends on the details: how much in incentives it takes to truly cause a firm to locate or expand, the multiplier effects, the effects of jobs on employment rates, how jobs affect tax revenue versus public spending needs. Do benefits of incentives exceed costs? This depends on the details. This book is about th...
Dani Rodrik
2019-11-18T16:52:47.000Z
A great little book on how to design sensible local business incentives by ⁦@TimBartik⁩. This is a model of good applied economics.      source
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Ghost Work
How to Stop Silicon Valley from Building a New Global Underclass
Mary L. Gray - 2019-05-07
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In the spirit of Nickel and Dimed, a necessary and revelatory expose of the invisible human workforce that powers the web—and that foreshadows the true future of work.Hidden beneath the surface of the web, lost in our wrong-headed debates about AI, a new menace is looming. Anthropologist Mary L. Gray and computer scientist Siddharth Suri team up to...
Dani Rodrik
2019-05-19T20:33:11.000Z
This is a fantastic book. (Thanks ⁦@margaretlevi⁩ for the recommendation.)      source
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The Future of Capitalism
Facing the New Anxieties
Paul Collier - 2018-12-04
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Bill Gates's Five Books for Summer Reading 2019From world-renowned economist Paul Collier, a candid diagnosis of the failures of capitalism and a pragmatic and realistic vision for how we can repair it.Deep new rifts are tearing apart the fabric of the United States and other Western societies: thriving cities versus rural counties, the highly skil...
Dani Rodrik
2019-03-15T19:33:23.000Z
"The Future of Capitalism" by Paul Collier is a very good book.      source
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The Once and Future Worker
A Vision for the Renewal of Work in America
Oren Cass - 2018-11-13
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"[Cass's] core principle--a culture of respect for work of all kinds--can help close the gap dividing the two Americas...." - William A. Galston, The Brookings InstitutionThe American worker is in crisis. Wages have stagnated for more than a generation. Reliance on welfare programs has surged. Life expectancy is falling as substance abuse and obesi...
Dani Rodrik
2018-11-01T17:58:45.000Z
Finally, a (perhaps surprising) argument for expanded wage subsidies from the right of the political spectrum, by Oren Cass.      source
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Uneven Centuries
Economic Development of Turkey since 1820 (The Princeton Economic History of the Western World)
Şevket Pamuk - 2018-11-20
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The first comprehensive history of the Turkish economyThe population and economy of the area within the present-day borders of Turkey has consistently been among the largest in the developing world, yet there has been no authoritative economic history of Turkey until now. In Uneven Centuries, Şevket Pamuk examines the economic growth and human deve...
Dani Rodrik
2018-11-01T17:57:12.000Z
Next a great book on Turkish/Ottoman economic history by the doyen of Turkish economic historians      source
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Where Economics Went Wrong
Chicago's Abandonment of Classical Liberalism
David Colander - 2018-11-27
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How modern economics abandoned classical liberalism and lost its wayMilton Friedman once predicted that advances in scientific economics would resolve debates about whether raising the minimum wage is good policy. Decades later, Friedman's prediction has not come true. In Where Economics Went Wrong, David Colander and Craig Freedman argue that it n...
Dani Rodrik
2018-11-01T17:56:06.000Z
I have no fewer than 3 book recommendations today. First a great book on economics and where it went wrong. The subtitle should intrigue and scintillate.      source
Adaptive Markets by Andrew W. lo
The Space between Us by Ryan Enos
EuroTragedy by Ashoka Mody
Economics for the Common Good by Jean Tirole
The Mind-Body Problem by Rebecca Goldstein