Straight Talk on Trade: Ideas for a Sane World Economy


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Princeton University Press
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6.4 X 9.3 X 1.3 inches | 1.4 pounds

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About the Author

Dani Rodrik is the Ford Foundation Professor of International Political Economy at the John F. Kennedy School of Government at Harvard University. He is the author of Economics Rules: The Rights and Wrongs of the Dismal Science and The Globalization Paradox: Democracy and the Future of the World Economy.


"One of Financial Times ( Best Books of 2017: Economics"
"One of Bloomberg's Best Books of 2017"
"One of Project Syndicate's Best Reads in 2017 (chosen by Kermal Dervi )"
"Winner of the 2019 George S. Eccles Prize for Excellence in Economic Writing, Columbia Business School"
"[Dani Rodrik] makes a case for a healthier global economy and shared rules and principles to support it. . . . A thoughtful, reasoned argument, of much interest to students of globalism and its discontents."-- "Kirkus Reviews"
"A good introduction to one of most thought-provoking economists working today."---Edward Hadas, Reuters Breakingviews
"The legion fans of Dani Rodrik will love his new book, Straight Talk on Trade. I'm one of them, and massively respect him for warning all the rest of us economists about the political economy consequences of globalisation long before these became obvious."---Diane Coyle, Enlightened Economist
"The book offers far-reaching insights on political economy, democracy, and development."-- "Finance & Development"
"[Dani Rodrik] is . . . an erudite critic of his profession and that--as well as the moment in history we are confronting--is what makes this book compelling."---Shawn Donnan, Financial Times
"In the thoughtful, ruminative essays collected and woven together here, [Rodrik] explains the deep tension between economic integration at the international level and democratic decision-making at the national level."---Richard N. Cooper, Foreign Affairs
"Dani Rodrik [is] the most perceptive critic of contemporary trading arrangements."---Martin Wolf, Financial Times
"Rodrik's intervention is a carefully argued and important contribution, one that deserves to be read widely by economists, policy makers, and students. He addresses economics, political economy, and other factors directly and productively in a way that few economists do, and he does so convincingly."---Stuart P. M. Mackintosh, Business Economics