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When Ideas Trump Interests: Preferences, World Views, and Policy Innovations

Dani Rodrik

NBER Working Paper No. 19631
Issued in November 2013

---- Acknowledgments ----

I thank seminar participants at Harvard's Kennedy School and the Elinor Ostrom workshop at Indiana University for comments, Davit Autor, Chang-Tai Hsieh, Avinash Dixit, and Timothy Taylor for detailed suggestions, Sharun Mukand for helpful conversations along the way, and Mark Blyth for reading recommendations. I owe a special debt to the recent book by Wayne Leighton and Edward López (2013) for stimulating me to put down on paper a number of ideas I had been mulling over for some time. This paper is forthcoming in The Journal of Economic Perspectives. The views expressed herein are those of the author and do not necessarily reflect the views of the National Bureau of Economic Research.

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