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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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    Nationalists Abroad

    Ian Buruma

    While facing an uphill political battle at home, Turkey’s recently re-elected President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan handily won the diaspora vote. He did so by capitalizing on the resentment and alienation felt by second- and third-generation Turkish immigrants who often feel estranged in the countries where they were born.

    explains how displacement can make expatriates and minorities more susceptible to extremist ideologies.
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    All Talk, No Dialogue on Asian Security

    Richard Maude

    Calls at this year’s Shangri-La Dialogue in Singapore to improve military-to-military communication between the US and China, especially in light of increasingly aggressive encounters at sea and in the air, fell on deaf ears. Despite the best efforts of the US and its allies, China is in no hurry to re-engage.

    considers the implications of the complete collapse of defense diplomacy between the US and China.
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    How AI Can Even the Climate Playing Field

    Maxwell Gomera shows how artificial intelligence can strengthen low-income countries' hand in global negotiations.
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    Strengthening the Global Balance Sheet

    Olivia White, et al. outline four medium-term scenarios for the world economy, each implying dramatically different outcomes.
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    The Ukraine-Russia Culture War

    Yuriy Gorodnichenko & Ilona Sologoub survey the heated battles that have been playing out far from the physical battlefield.
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    The Poverty of AI Pessimism

    Jim O'Neill questions the increasingly popular sentiment that the technology will be economically destabilizing.
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    The Post-American Middle East

    Mark Leonard explains how the region became a laboratory for a future in which the US is not the sole hegemon.
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    How to Think About Climate-Tech Solutions

    Gernot Wagner

    To think that technology will save us from climate change is to invite riskier behavior, or moral hazard. Whether a climate solution creates new problems has little to do with the solution, and everything to do with us.

    offers lessons for navigating a field that is fraught with hype, unintended consequences, and other pitfalls.
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    Can the ECB Escape Its Own Trap?

    Otmar Issing examines the policy dilemma facing central banks as they try to shrink their bloated balance sheets.

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