I first knew Dani Rodrik when I read his pamphlet “Has Globalization Gone Too Far” way back in 1997, a pamphlet that caused a stir in Washington. It came in the wake of what Rodrick later came to coin as “Hyper-Globalisation”. Ever since, the situation has only got worse and it doesn’t go unseen in Rodrick’s critic eyes. He has penned down his critics with the most comprehensive being The Globalization Paradox in 2011.
Born in Istanbul, Turkey in a small Jewish community in 1957, Rodrick came to the United States to get a college education at Harvard. He graduated from Princeton with a PhD in economics. For the better part of the last 32 years, he has taught political economy at Harvard’s Kennedy School. His writing extends to the online platform where he shares sentiments on his blog. His critics of Recip Tayyip Erdogan’s administration has earned him notable attention.
With the increased critics of globalization, I had to find out from one of the most informed people I know in the trade, and get his sentiments about the grievances from Trump’s administration and get his assessment of global capitalism in the wake of the great recession. I set up an interview with Dani Rodrick.