Dani Rodrik, a prize-winning economist, is the Albert O. Hirschman Professor of Social Sciences at the Institute for Advanced Study in Princeton and the author of The Globalization Paradox.
Drawing on the history of the field and his deep experience as a practitioner, Dani Rodrik insists that economic activity defies universal laws. But when economists embrace their expertise as a set of tools, not as a grand unified theory, they can improve the world.From successful anti-poverty programmes in Mexico to growth strategies in Africa and intelligent remedies for domestic inequality, Rodrik highlights the profound and positive influence of economics properly applied.
In the wake of the financial crisis and the Great Recession, economics seems anything but a science. In this sharp, masterfully argued book, Dani Rodrik, a leading critic from within the science, renders a surprisingly upbeat judgement on economics.