Zedillo named to list of influential thinkers
Ernesto Zedillo has been named by the Swiss Gottleib Duttweiler Institute (GDI) to its list of “Top 100 Thought Leaders 2014: the most influential thinkers.” He is recognized for contributions in the area of “sustainable globalization.”
Zedillo has been director of the Yale Center for the Study of Globalization since 2002 as well as professor in the Field of International Economics and Politics; professor of International and Area Studies; and professor adjunct at the School of Forestry and Environmental Studies. He is a noted economist and a leading voice on globalization, especially its impact on relations between developed and developing nations.
GDI researchers used a software program that ranks the relationships between the subjects studied in the English-speaking info sphere, and the frequency and relevance of citations about them. The announcement states: “Whose ideas engage people most frequently? Who are the most influential thinkers? To find answers to these simple questions, we initiated a complex process of evaluation, using software-based calculations to produce a simple ‘influence rank’ — a measure of the global importance of creative minds.” Others on the list include Pope Francis, economist Amartya Sen, and anthropologist Jane Goodall.
Gottlieb Duttweiler Institute is a non-profit organization set up as a place for reflection and encounters for the purpose of conducting scientific research in the social and economic fields. The researchers at the GDI investigate megatrends and countertrends and develop future scenarios. For more information visit the GDI website.