After his graduation from Robert College in Istanbul, he transferred to Harvard College. In 1985 he received his Ph.D. at Princeton University.
Rodrik is a critic of over-emphasis on free trade policy in the context of economic development. While external orientation principle goes hand in hand with higher growth, are developmental standard prescriptions of trade liberalization does not guarantee success and effective growth strategies would stand in the way.
Memberships and offices
- National Bureau of Economic Research
- Centre for Economic Policy Research
- Institute for International Economics
- Council on Foreign Relations
- Co-editor of the Review of Economics and Statistics
Publications (selection )
- With Alberto Alesina: Distributive Politics and Economic Growth. In: Quarterly Journal of Economics. Tape 109, No. 2, 1994, pp. 465-490
- Has Globalization Gone Too Far? Overseas Development Council, 1999, ISBN 1-56517-027- X Limits of globalization. Economic integration and social disintegration. Campus -Verlag, Frankfurt / New York 2000, ISBN 3-593-36412-3
- The globalization paradox. Democracy and the future of the world economy. Beck, Munich 2011, ISBN 978-3-406-61351-7