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Dani Rodrik
Ford Foundation Professor of International Political Economy
phone: (617)495-1407
Books
Rodrik, Dani. Economics Rules: The Rights and Wrongs of the Dismal Science. W.W. Norton & Company, 2015.
Abstract/Preview
Rethinking economics, from the inside out. In the wake of the financial crisis and the Great Recession, economics seems anything but a science. In this sharp, masterfully argued book, Dani Rodrik, a leading critic from within, takes a close look at economics to examine when it falls short and when it works, to give a surprisingly upbeat account of the discipline. Drawing on the history of the field and his deep experience as a practitioner, Rodrik argues that economics can be a powerful tool that improves the world—but only when economists abandon universal theories and focus on getting the context right. Economics Rules argues that the discipline's much-derided mathematical models are its true strength. Models are the tools that make economics a science.
 

 

 

 


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