One Economics, Many Recipes: Globalization, Institutions, and Economic Growth
One Economics, Many Recipes: Globalization, Institutions, and Economic Growth. Princeton, NJ: Princeton University Press; 2008 pp. 280. Publisher's VersionAbstract

Poor countries become rich not by following in suit of their predecessors but rather by overcoming their own highly specific constraints.  While economic globalization can be a boon for countries that are trying to dig themselves out of poverty, success usually requires following policies that are tailored to local economic and political realities rather than obeying the dictates of the international globalization establishment. One Economics, Many Recipes shows how successful countries craft their own unique growth strategies and what other countries can learn from them. - Princeton University Press

Second-best Institutions, in American Economic Review: Papers & Proceedings. ; 2008. PDF

If you think best-practice is the way to go in institutional reform, think again.

Rodrik D, Hausmann R, Sabel C. Reconfiguring Industrial Policy: A Framework with an Application to South Africa. 2007. PDF

How to improve the practice of industrial policy in South Africa.

How to Save Globalization from its Cheerleaders. 2007.Abstract



If you like globalization and want to maintain it, don't push market liberalization too far.

Industrial Development: Stylized Facts and Policies Revised. 2006. PDF

Industrial development requires trade and exchange rate policies that are specifically geared to that purpose.

Rodrik D, Hausmann R. Doomed to Choose: Industrial Policy as Predicament. 2006.Abstract


Rodrik D, Hausmann R, Hwang J. What You Export Matters. 2006.Abstract

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Revised, June 2006. Data and data description.

Goodbye Washington Consensus, Hello Washington Confusion?. 2006.Abstract



The Washington Consensus is dead. What will take its place?

What's So Special About China's Exports?. 2006. PDF

China is exporting stuff that is way too sophisticated for its level of income, and that explains part of its success.

The Social Cost of Foreign Exchange Reserves. 2005.Abstract



December 2005. Developing countries are paying a high (and preventable) cost for self-insurance against capital-market follies. Revised version published in the International Economic Journal, September 2006.

Rodrik D, Hausmann R, Pritchett L. Growth Accelerations. 2005.Abstract


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There are many more of them than is commonly thought; this is an attempt to understand what determines their occurrence.

Rodrik D, Hausmann R, Velasco A. Growth Diagnostics. 2005.Abstract



Revised, March 2005. The trick is to identify the binding constraint to economic growth. This paper shows why and how.

Rodrik D, Wacziarg R. Do Democratic Transitions Produce Bad Economic Outcomes?. 2005.Abstract



The short answer is: no.

Rodrik D, Lyigun M. On the Efficacy of Reforms: Policy Tinkering, Institutional Change, and Entrepreneurship. 2004.Abstract



Revised October 2004. When policy tinkering beats structural reform, and vice versa.

Growth Strategies. 2004.Abstract



A paper for the Handbook of Economic Growth, revised October 2004.

Rethinking Economic Growth in Developing Countries. 2004.Abstract



October 2004. The Luca d'Agliano Lecture for 2004.

Industrial Policy for the Twenty-First Century. 2004.Abstract



Just when you thought it was dead...

Rodrik D, Rigobon R. Rule of Law, Democracy, Openness and Income: Estimating the Interrelationships. 2004. PDF

A new attempt to identify the causal relationships among institutions, income, openness, and geography.

Getting Institutions Right. 2004. PDF

A user's guide to the recent literature on institutions and growth.

Rodrik D, Subramanian A. From Hindu Growth to Productivity Surge: The Mystery of the Indian Growth Transition. 2004.Abstract



No, it had nothing to do with IT and outsourcing.