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Andrew Sheng

Andrew Sheng

Writing for PS since 2011
131 commentaries
1 videos & podcasts

Andrew Sheng, a distinguished fellow at the Asia Global Institute at the University of Hong Kong, is a member of the UNEP Advisory Council on Sustainable Finance.

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  1. QE with Chinese Characteristics?
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    QE with Chinese Characteristics?

    Nov 30, 2022 Andrew Sheng & Xiao Geng urge China to use monetary policy to tackle some of the biggest challenges it faces.

  2. China Girds for Tough Times
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    China Girds for Tough Times

    Nov 1, 2022 Andrew Sheng & Xiao Geng view Xi Jinping's appointment of allies to top leadership posts as proof that he sees trouble ahead.

  3. In Search of a Development Plan for Asia
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    In Search of a Development Plan for Asia

    Sep 27, 2022 Andrew Sheng & Xiao Geng argue that bottom-up institutions – not top-down strategies – are the key to regional integration.

  4. Sustainable Development Is a Matter of Market Design
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    Sustainable Development Is a Matter of Market Design

    Aug 30, 2022 Andrew Sheng & Xiao Geng argue that better coordination and stronger incentives are needed to kickstart progress toward the SDGs.

  5. The G20 in an Age of War
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    The G20 in an Age of War

    Aug 2, 2022 Andrew Sheng & Xiao Geng consider how the G7 countries can better engage with emerging-market and developing economies.

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    Resentment on the Western Front

    Sławomir Sierakowski thinks the Polish public needs a more open and honest conversation about refugees before resentment spirals.
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    Crypto’s Well-Worn Path to Crisis

    Xavier Vives writes that, despite the novelty of the assets, the narrative of FTX’s collapse was established long ago.
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    The Unavoidable Crash

    Nouriel Roubini anticipates a stagflationary debt crisis, owing to a dangerous combination of inflation and over-borrowing.
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    War Over Taiwan?

    Joseph S. Nye, Jr. considers whether a deterrence arrangement that has worked for 50 years is still sufficient.
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    The Contested Fed

    James Livingston

    By all accounts, central banks – particularly the Fed, because the dollar is still the world’s dominant currency – already act as investment authorities. But their recent bailouts have exacerbated economic inequality, and have done little or nothing to address climate change.

    reviews three books that, each in its own way, reveal a central truth about the world’s leading central bank.
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    The Economics of Mainstreaming Climate Action

    Jean Pisani-Ferry & Selma Mahfouz identify the risks and short-term costs associated with the energy transition over the next decade.
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    Killing Twitter

    Antara Haldar explains what Elon Musk fundamentally misunderstands about the platform – and about free speech.
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    The Napoleons of Big Tech

    Bill Emmott

    Recent events in the technology sector suggest that investors and lenders should be demanding a premium to cover the risk that a star entrepreneur will become an egomaniacal dictator. With each business cycle, it seems, old lessons must be relearned.

    sees in the industry’s harsh reckoning this year lessons that apparently can’t be learned often enough.
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    The Crypto Emperor’s New Clothes

    The collapse of several crypto platforms this year – including the spectacular crash of the second-largest cryptocurrency exchange, FTX – has raised fundamental questions about the credibility of a digital innovation once hailed as the key to democratizing finance. Has crypto finally been exposed as a scam, or will a new, stronger crypto industry emerge from the current turmoil?

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