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KSG professor named Carnegie scholar

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Dani Rodrik, Rafiq Hariri Professor of International Political Economy at the Kennedy School of Government, has been named among the class of 2001 Carnegie Scholars by the Carnegie Corporation of New York. The fellowship honors researchers for their work in areas of vital social concern, including education, terrorism, conflict resolution, and international development.

Rodrik is an influential scholar and commentator on globalization. His research, titled “Institutions, Integration, and Geography: The Analytics and Empirics of International Development,” based on his extensive work on development and democracy, elucidates the fundamentals of economic growth.

“I am thrilled and gratified that the Carnegie Corporation of New York has chosen to support my work on international development,” Rodrik said. “We desperately need fresh, original thinking on these age-old questions. Carnegie’s grant will allow me to put together in book form a number of ideas that have been simmering for a while.”

Rodrik is research coordinator for the Group of 24, an intergovernmental grouping of developing countries. He is affiliated with the National Bureau of Economic Research, the Centre for Economic Policy Research, the Institute for International Economics, the Council on Foreign Relations, and serves as advisor to the Central Bank of Turkey. He has published widely in international economics, economic development, and political economy.

This year’s class of 2001 Carnegie Scholars also includes Robert H. Bates, faculty research fellow with the Kennedy School’s Center for International Development, and Laura K. Donohue, fellow with the International Security Program at the Kennedy School’s Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs.

Each of the Carnegie Scholars will receive up to $100,000 over the next two years to help fund their research.