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Amar Bhidé

Amar Bhidé

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Amar Bhidé, Professor of Business at Tufts University, is completing a book on Knightian uncertainty.

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  1. The Selective Sovietization of American Capitalism
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    The Selective Sovietization of American Capitalism

    Dec 31, 2021 Amar Bhidé thinks policymakers have enabled a dangerous – and familiar – misallocation of capital in the real economy.

  2. Why Is Immigration Different from Trade?
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    Why Is Immigration Different from Trade?

    Jan 11, 2019 Amar Bhidé calls for a pragmatic approach to migration that minimizes fears by managing risks.

  3. Corralling the Info-Monopolists
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    Corralling the Info-Monopolists

    May 14, 2018 Amar Bhidé argues that regulators should target data collection, not protection, by companies like Facebook and Google.

  4. Re-Decentralizing the Fed
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    Re-Decentralizing the Fed

    Oct 9, 2013 Amar Bhidé on why US monetary policy should be decentralized.

  5. Debt Reckoning for Europe
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    Debt Reckoning for Europe

    Apr 12, 2012 Amar Bhidé

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    Higher Immigration or Higher Interest Rates for America?

    Ricardo Hausmann & Dany Bahar explain why the persistence of Trump-era xenophobia among US policymakers could lead to economic stagnation.
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    Life, Liberty, and Lost Output

    Shang-Jin Wei considers the cost-benefit calculations fueling China’s protests against the government’s zero-COVID policy.
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    Iran’s Conservative Tightrope

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    The Islamic Republic has been unable to quell the civil unrest that erupted three months ago, after Mahsa Amini died after being detained for violating hijab rules. While the regime has now abolished the morality police, the protesters have broadened their demands.

    explains why the country’s hardliners may no longer be able to force their will on the public.
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    The State Legacy of China’s Success

    Zhang Jun explains why Western scholars should pay more attention to the crucial role of the state.
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    What the COP15 Biodiversity Conference Must Do

    Juan Manuel Santos hopes world leaders will deliver a breakthrough for nature equivalent to the Paris climate agreement.
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    China’s Activist Shortage

    Yi Fuxian argues that decades of strict family-planning policies have effectively precluded a pro-democracy movement.
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    Disrupting the Disruptors

    Roger McNamee considers what new economic conditions mean for an industry whose growth (and misbehavior) defined an era.
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    When Voters Become Fans

    Kaushik Basu thinks deepening polarization has given the lie to a longstanding assumption about electoral politics.
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    Africa’s Responsibility to Protect Biodiversity

    Hailemariam Desalegn urges the continent’s leaders to unite behind a shared conservation agenda, beginning at COP15.

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