US President Donald Trump holds up an image of the coronavirus during a tour of the Centres for Disease Control in Atlanta, Georgia, on March 6. Photo: Reuters US President Donald Trump holds up an image of the coronavirus during a tour of the Centres for Disease Control in Atlanta, Georgia, on March 6. Photo: Reuters
US President Donald Trump holds up an image of the coronavirus during a tour of the Centres for Disease Control in Atlanta, Georgia, on March 6. Photo: Reuters
Dani Rodrik
Opinion

Opinion

Dani Rodrik

Why the coronavirus pandemic is unlikely to change the world, for better or worse

  • Stalked by Covid-19, countries and politicians have in effect become exaggerated versions of themselves
  • This suggests that the crisis may turn out to be less of a watershed in global politics and economics than many have argued

US President Donald Trump holds up an image of the coronavirus during a tour of the Centres for Disease Control in Atlanta, Georgia, on March 6. Photo: Reuters US President Donald Trump holds up an image of the coronavirus during a tour of the Centres for Disease Control in Atlanta, Georgia, on March 6. Photo: Reuters
US President Donald Trump holds up an image of the coronavirus during a tour of the Centres for Disease Control in Atlanta, Georgia, on March 6. Photo: Reuters
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Dani Rodrik

Dani Rodrik

Dani Rodrik, a professor of international political economy at Harvard University’s John F. Kennedy School of Government, is the author of Straight Talk on Trade: Ideas for a Sane World Economy.