Economist Dani Rodrik wins Asturias Award for Social Sciences

Monday, June 15, 2020 - 11:41 in Mathematics & Economics

Dani Rodrik, the Ford Foundation Professor of International Political Economy at the Kennedy School of Government, has been bestowed the 2020 Princess of Asturias Award for Social Sciences. The jury awarded the honor to Rodrik, one of the world’s leading experts in political economy, trade, and globalization, for his work that has “led economic analysis and political economy to a territory closer to reality,” and has made international economy “compatible with peace, as well as with the reduction of poverty and inequality.” In its citation, the jury of the prestigious Spanish award said that Rodrik “has strengthened the rigor in the analysis of the dynamics of the globalization of international economic relations,” and his contributions have made the economic system “much more sensitive to the needs of society.” Born in Istanbul, Rodrik, 62, obtained his bachelor of arts in 1979 from Harvard University and a Ph.D. in economics from Princeton University in 1985....

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