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Andrés Velasco

Andrés Velasco

Writing for PS since 2001
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Andrés Velasco, a former presidential candidate and finance minister of Chile, is Dean of the School of Public Policy at the London School of Economics and Political Science. He is the author of numerous books and papers on international economics and development, and has served on the faculty at Harvard, Columbia, and New York Universities. 

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  1. God Save the Pound?
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    God Save the Pound?

    Sep 26, 2022 Andrés Velasco explains why sterling is plummeting when economic theory says it should be soaring.

  2. Woke Politics Goes South
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    Woke Politics Goes South

    Aug 25, 2022 Andrés Velasco argues that left-wing activists' mistakes risk pushing Latin American voters toward right-wing authoritarians.

  3. Argentina’s Never-Ending Tragic Farce
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    Argentina’s Never-Ending Tragic Farce

    Jul 27, 2022 Andrés Velasco argues that the country’s latest bout of financial turmoil is following a familiar historical pattern.

  4. Fact-Checking the Deglobalization Narrative
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    Fact-Checking the Deglobalization Narrative

    Jun 22, 2022 Andrés Velasco thinks widespread claims of a secular decline in world trade do not withstand scrutiny.

  5. Rebranding the West
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    Rebranding the West

    Jun 1, 2022 Andrés Velasco plays the part of a consultant recommending that a longstanding geopolitical term be quickly retired.

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    Helen Clark at Investing in Health for All

    Helen Clark delivers the closing keynote address at our October 2022 virtual event, Investing in Health for All.
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    Back to the Brink in Iran

    Amin Saikal explains why the regime may no longer be able to quell popular protest with force alone.
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    Xi Jinping’s Radioactive Friend

    Charles Tannock thinks China’s president must be having second thoughts about his alliance with Vladimir Putin.
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    All the King’s Games

    Kaushik Basu sheds light on the shadowy machinations and oppressive tactics that help authoritarian rulers stay in power.
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    How to Build the European Political Community

    Jean Pisani-Ferry & Daniela Schwarzer urge those attending the EU's upcoming Prague summit to establish ambitious goals and a long-term timetable.
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    A Shocking Ten Days for the UK

    Mohamed A. El-Erian

    Recent policy decisions in the United Kingdom have jeopardized the country’s economic well-being and financial stability, with the most vulnerable segments of the population facing the greatest risks. But with rapid and coordinated action, policymakers can still change course.

    explains what policymakers must do to avoid further financial and economic upheaval.
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    Megan Greene and Hindou Ibrahim

    Oct 3, 2022

    Megan Greene is a senior fellow at the Mossavar-Rahmani Center for Business and Government at Harvard Kennedy School and a member of the Regenerative Crisis Response Committee.

    Hindou Ibrahim is Founder and President of the Association for Indigenous Women and Peoples of Chad and Co-Chair of the International Indigenous Peoples Forum on Climate Change.

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    The Stagflationary Debt Crisis Is Here

    Nouriel Roubini

    The Great Moderation has given way to the Great Stagflation, which will be characterized by instability and a confluence of slow-motion negative supply shocks. US and global equities are already back in a bear market, and the scale of the crisis that awaits has not even been fully priced in yet.

    sees the latest market turmoil as a long-anticipated reckoning for bad policies and negative supply shocks.
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    The Cold War Is Back

    Joschka Fischer explains what the new Russian military and nuclear threat means for the European Union.

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