Rodrik D, Subramanian A, Trebbi F. Institutions Rule: The Primacy of Institutions over Geography and Integration in Economic Development. 2002.Abstract


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Revised October 2002.

Feasible Globalizations. 2002.Abstract



There are limits to how far we can push deep integration, but luckily much more economic benefit can be squeezed out of globalization by designing the rules appropriately.

Rodrik D, Mukand S. In Search of the Holy Grail: Policy Convergence, Experimentation, and Economic Performance. 2002.Abstract



Revised July 2002. A paper on the theory and empirics of policy choice in a world where institutions are context-specific. Publication version is here, with the appendix.

Rodrik D, McMillan M, Welch KH. When Economic Reform Goes Wrong: Cashews in Mozambique. 2002.Abstract



An analysis of the case that became a microcosm of the globalization debate.

Rodrik D, Mayda AM. Why Are Some People (and Countries) More Protectionist Than Others?. 2002.Abstract



Revised version, January 2002. Contains new results. Stolper-Samuelson does really well.

Institutions, Integration, and Geography: In Search of the Deep Determinants of Economic Growth. 2001.Abstract



An introduction to an edited volume of analytic growth narratives.

Comments at a Conference on Immigration and the Welfare State. 2001.Abstract



Why is trade in labor services treated so differently than trade in goods or capital?

The Global Governance of Trade as if Development Really Mattered. 2001.Abstract



A paper prepared for the UNDP.

Rodrik D, Kaplan E. Did the Malaysian Capital Controls Work?. 2001.Abstract



Revised February 2001. The answer depends on the counterfactual, but if the relevant alternative was an IMF-style program, they worked very well indeed.

Frankel J, Rose A. Comments on"Estimating the Effects of Currency Unions on Trade and Output,". 2000.Abstract



October 21, 2000 version

Dollar D, Kraay A. Comments on"Trade, Growth, and Poverty,". 2000.Abstract


Exchange Rate Regimes and Institutional Arrangements in the Shadow of Capital Flows. 2000. PDF

A paper for a conference in Malaysia.

Trade Policy Reform as Institutional Reform. 2000.Abstract



Ask not what it does for your exports, but what it does for the quality of your institutions.

Rodrik D, Rodriguez F. Trade Policy and Economic Growth: A Skeptic's Guide to the Cross-National Evidence. 2000.Abstract



Newly revised, May 2000. A re-examination of the relationship between trade policy and economic growth and a critical review of the literature. Published in Macroeconomics Annual 2000, eds. Ben Bernanke and Kenneth S. Rogoff, MIT Press for NBER, Cambridge, MA, 2001.

Development Strategies for the Next Century. 2000.Abstract



A reiteration and integration of various themes from some of my previous papers.

Institutions for High-Quality Growth: What They Are and How to Acquire Them. 2000.Abstract



October 1999. Paper prepared for an IMF conference on Second Generation Reforms.  Revised version published in Studies in Comparative International Development, Fall 2000.

Participatory Politics, Social Cooperation, and Economic Stability. 1999.Abstract



December 1999. A short paper for the American Economic Association meetings in Boston, January 7-9, 2000.

Rodrik D, van Ypersele T. Capital Mobility, Distributive Conflict and International Tax Coordination. Journal of International Economics. 1999;54 (1).Abstract



Revised, October 1999. A formal model on why international tax coordination may be needed to get labor to go along with capital mobility.

Bhagwati J, Srinivasan TN. Comments on"Outward-Orientation and Development: Are the Revisionists Right?". 1999.Abstract



(September 1999 version). This is actually the text of a letter sent to the authors (minus some personal remarks), which I have decided to post because I am frequently asked about this paper.

How Far Will International Economic Integration Go?. 1999.Abstract



Revised September 1999. Some wild speculation on the future of the world economy. Published in Journal of Economic Perspectives, Winter 2000.