The last 15 years were a period of rapid growth and economic progress in the developing world. Yet slowing Chinese growth and the prospects of monetary tightening in the United States have recently reversed the prevailing tide of optimism about developing countries. In this talk, I will reconsider the fundamentals of economic catch-up and examine the future prospects for convergence.
Dani Rodrik is Ford Foundation Professor of International Political Economy at the John F. Kennedy School of Government at Harvard University. He was formerly the Albert O. Hirschman Professor of the Social Sciences at the Institute for Advanced Study in Princeton, New Jersey. He has published widely in the areas of international economics, economic development, and political economy.