Onur Özgöde

Onur Özgöde is a Senior Research Fellow in the Program in Science, Technology, and Society at the Harvard Kennedy School of Government, working as part of the leadership team of a joint Harvard-Cornell international research project (CompCoRe) on the policy responses of 16 countries to the Covid-19 pandemic. His research lies at the intersection of economic and historical sociology, science and technology studies, American political development, and international political economy. He is currently finishing a book on the rise and transformation of the US macroeconomic state for MIT Press. His work has appeared in leading academic journals such as Socio-Economic Review and History of Political Economy. After receiving his PhD in Sociology from Columbia University, he held postdoctoral fellowships at Duke and Northwestern Universities as well as Harvard Law School.

The Invention of Economic Growth: The Forgotten Origins of Gross Domestic Product in American Institutionalist Economics

Contemporary critiques of GDP’s role in policymaking see it as an ideological abstraction, emblematic of neoliberalism, that misrepresents “real” economic conditions. What these critiques...

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