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Dani Rodrik, a leading political economist whose prescient and imaginative exploration of complex issues in international development, globalization and economic policy have transformed the field and precipitated change, has been appointed as Albert O. Hirschman Professor in the School of Social Science at the Institute for Advanced Study, with effect from July 1, 2013. Rodrik comes to the Institute from Harvard University, where he is Rafiq Hariri Professor of International Political Economy at the John F. Kennedy School of Government. He succeeds Eric S. Maskin, who served on the Institute Faculty from 2000–12. At the Institute, Rodrik will bridge the realms of theory and public policy by combining rigorous research with an innovative examination of ideas across the field of economics—qualities embodied by development economist Albert O. Hirschman, a founder of the Institute’s School of Social Science and former Professor who died in December 2012.