Dani Rodrik on the political economy of ideas

Highlighting the role of ideas as a catalyst for policy and institutional change.

 

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.

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