By Jim Fair

The Holy Father has appointed as an ordinary member of the Pontifical Academy of Social Sciences the Illustrious Professor Dani Rodrik, Turkey, professor of international economics of the Ford Foundation at the John F. Kennedy School of Government at Harvard University, United States of America.

Professor Dani Rodrik

Professor Dani Rodrik was born in Istanbul on August 14, 1957. After graduating from Robert College in Istanbul, he received a PhD in economics from Princeton University. He is professor of international economics at the Ford Foundation’s John F. Kennedy School of Government at Harvard University, United States of America; previously he was Albert O. Hirschman Professor at the School of Social Science of the Institute for Advanced Study at Princeton (2013-2015). He is co-director of the Economics for Inclusive Prosperity (EfIP) network and president-elect of the International Economic Association. He has made a significant contribution to sustainable economic growth, globalization and political economy; he is best known for his work on industrialization, growth policies and the political economy of globalization; and his literary output in these areas is remarkable. Among his numerous honors, he has received the Albert O. Hirschman Award, the Social Science Research Council Award(New York, 2007), and Leontief Prize for advancing the frontiers of economic thought, global development and the environment (2002).

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