Publications

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

 

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

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

 

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October 21, 2000 version

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

 

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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

 

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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

 

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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

 

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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

 

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

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

 

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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

 

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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

 

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(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

 

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

Why Is There So Much Economic Insecurity in Latin America?. 1999.Abstract


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August 1999. Revised version in CEPAL Review.

Rodrik D, Velasco A. Short-Term Capital Flows. Annual World Bank Conference on Development Economics. 1999.Abstract

 

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The consequences (and causes) thereof.

Governing the Global Economy: Does One Architectural Style Fit All?. 1999.Abstract

 

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April 1999 (Edited June 1999). How far will the new international financial architecture go, and what will it cost the developing countries?

Making Openness Work: The New Global Economy and the Developing Countries
Making Openness Work: The New Global Economy and the Developing Countries. Washington, DC: Overseas Development Council; 1999.Abstract

Policy makers in the developing world are grappling with the new dilemmas created by openness to trade and capital flows. What role, if any, remains for the state in promoting industrialization? Does openness exacerbate inequality, and if so what can be done about it? What is the best way to handle turbulence emanating from the world economy, and the fickleness of international capital flows in particular? This book argues that successful integration in the world economy requires a complementary set of policies and institutions at home. Policy makers have to reinforce their external strategy of liberalization with an internal strategy that gives the state substantial responsibility in fostering the accumulation of physical and human capital and in mediating social conflicts. - Excerpted from abstract.

1998
Democracies Pay Higher Wages. Quarterly Journal of Economics, August 1999. 1998.Abstract

 

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The title says it all. Revised and expanded version of NBER Working Paper No. 6364.

Why Do More Open Economies Have Bigger Governments?. 1998.Abstract

 

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The revised version of NBER Working Paper No. 5537, published in the Journal of Political Economy, October 1998.

Where Did All The Growth Go? External Shocks, Social Conflict, and Growth Collapses. Journal of Economic Growth, December 1999. 1998.Abstract

 

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A re-interpretation of recent economic history (revised version of NBER working paper No. 6350).

Saving Transitions. 1998.Abstract

 

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July 1998. On the causes and consequences of rapid increases in saving rates. Published in The World Bank Economic Review, vol. 14, no.3, September 2000.

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