Gamble Lecture to Feature International Political Economist
Dani Rodrik, Rafiq Hariri Professor of International Political Economy at the John F. Kennedy School of Government, Harvard University, and faculty chair of the MPA/ID program there, will be on campus Thursday November 15 to present the 11th annual Philip Gamble Memorial Lecture. His talk, sponsored by the Department of Economics, is entitled “Saving Globalization from Its Cheerleaders” and will take place in the Gordon Hall 3rd Floor Conference Room at 4:00 pm. It is free and open to the public.
Rodrik has published widely in the areas of international economics, economic development, and political economy. His research focuses on what constitutes good economic policy and why some governments are better than others in adopting it. His most recent book, One Economics, Many Recipes: Globalization, Institutions, and Economic Growth, is forthcoming from the Princeton University Press.
Rodrik, who was born and grew up in Turkey, holds a PhD in economics and an MPA from Princeton University, and an AB (summa cum laude) from Harvard College. He is affiliated with the National Bureau of Economic Research, Centre for Economic Policy Research (London), Center for Global Development, Peterson Institute for International Economics, and Council on Foreign Relations. He 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, an honorary doctorate from the University of Antwerp, and research grants from the Carnegie Corporation, Ford Foundation, and Rockefeller Foundation.
Rodrik is an editor of the Review of Economics and Statistics and an associate editor of the Journal of Economic Literature. He has given the Yan Fu Memorial Lecture in Beijing (March 2006), the WIDER Annual Lecture (November 2004), the Gaston Eyskens Lectures (October 2002), the Carlos F. Diaz Alejandro Lecture at the Latin American meeting of the Econometric Society (July 2001), the Alfred Marshall Lecture of the European Economic Association (August 1996), and the Raul Prebisch Lecture of UNCTAD (October 1997). His most recent research is concerned with the determinants of economics growth and the consequences of international economic integration.
The Philip Gamble Memorial Lectureship Endowment was established by Israel Rogosa '42 and other family and friends in memory of Philip Gamble, a member of the economics faculty from 1935-71 and chair of the department from 1942-65. The fund supports an annual lecture series featuring a prominent economist. Previous speakers in this series have included John Kenneth Galbraith, Joseph Stiglitz, John Nash, James Tobin, Kenneth Arrow, Robert Solow, Barbara Bergmann, Lani Guinier, Robert Reich and Robert Shiller.
Read Dani Rodrik’s weblog.
October 29, 2007