Dani Rodrik on the political economy of ideas
Highlighting the role of ideas as a catalyst for policy and institutional change.
BYFORUM NEW ECONOMY
PUBLISHED1. NOVEMBER 2019
READING TIME1 MIN
Harvard economist Dani Rodrik in new paper highlights the role of ideas as a catalyst for policy and institutional change, making an explicit distinction between ideas and vested interests. Rodrik shows how they feed into each other. A must-read.
Dani Rodrik, Sharun Mukand, ‘The political economy of ideas: On ideas versus interests in policy-making’, NBER Working Paper, August 2019.