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Economist Dani Rodrik to give the Martin H. Crego lecture on “Structural Transformation and Economic Growth Around the World” on September 26, 2013

Dani Rodrik, the Albert O. Hirschman Professor in the School of Social Science at the Institute for Advanced Study in Princeton, New Jersey, will give a lecture, “Structural Transformation and Economic Growth Around the World,” on Thursday, September 26 at 5 pm in Rockefeller Hall room 200. This event is a Martin H. Crego Lecture and is sponsored by the Department of Economics. The lecture is free and open to the public.

Professor Rodrik was awarded the inaugural Albert O. Hirschman Prize of the Social Science Research Council in 2007. He has also received the Leontief Award for Advancing the Frontiers of Economic Thought, honorary doctorates from the University of Antwerp and Pontificia Universidad Catolica del Peru, and research grants from the Carnegie Corporation, Ford Foundation, and Rockefeller Foundation. 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.

Professor Rodrik's 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 most recent book The Globalization Paradox was published by Norton in 2011 and has been translated into twelve languages. His 1997 book Has Globalization Gone Too Far? was called “one of the most important economics books of the decade” in Business Week. He is also the author of One Economics, Many Recipes: Globalization, Institutions, and Economic Growth (Princeton 2007) and of The New Global Economy and Developing Countries: Making Openness Work (Overseas Development Council, Washington DC, 1999).

Professor Rodrik holds a Ph.D. in economics and an MPA from Princeton University, and an A.B. (summa cum laude) from Harvard College.

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Posted by Office of Communications Monday, September 16, 2013