The end of growth miracles


Professor Dani Rodrik

Thursday 7 Nov 2019, 16:00 - 17:00
Aula B
International Institute of Social Studies
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Dani Rodrik

On 7 November 2019 Dani Rodrik, Professor of International Political Economy at Harvard University, will give a lecture at the International Institute of Social Studies in which he will argue that the common mechanism behind growth miracles is industrialization.

Thanks largely to growth miracles, China’s in particular, the world has experienced greater poverty reduction in recent times than ever before in economic history.

In this lecture, Professor Rodrik will argue that the common mechanism behind these growth miracles was industrialization – especially export-oriented industrialization – and, more pointedly, that this mechanism has now run its course. Low- to middle-income countries will no longer be able to replicate the industrialization experiences of countries such as Singapore, South Korea, or China before them. There will be very few, if any, growth miracles in the future.

Honorary Doctorate

A day later, on 8 November, Professor Rodrik will receive an Honorary Doctorate from the Erasmus University Rotterdam during the celebration of the Dies Natalis of the university. 

About the speaker

Dani Rodrik is a 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. He has published widely in the areas of international economics, economic development, and political economy.

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