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The Globalisation Paradox – Why Global Markets, States, and Democracy Can't Coexist


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Speaker(s): Professor Dani Rodrik
Chair: Professor David Held

Recorded on 17 March 2011 in Sheikh Zayed Theatre, New Academic Building.

Managing globalisation requires that we get the balance between markets and regulation and between the global economy and the nation-state right. A healthy globalisation is one that is not pushed too far. Esteemed economist Dani Rodrik examines the pressure points in the global economy and what can be done about them, and looks at the situation from its seventeenth-century origins through the milestones of the gold standard, the Bretton Woods Agreement, and the Washington Consensus, to the present day. Dani Rodrik is Rafiq Hariri Professor of International Political Economy at John F. Kennedy School of Government, Harvard University. He is one of the world's top economists, well known for his original and prescient analyses of globalisation and economic development. The book The Globalization Paradox is published by Oxford University Press this month. Dani Rodrik will be signing copies at the event. Global Policy is an innovative and interdisciplinary journal bringing together world class academics and leading practitioners to analyse both public and private solutions to global problems and issues.

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