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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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    China After Zero-COVID

    Qian Liu thinks the protests made it easier for officials to exit a policy that a faltering economy had made untenable.
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    China’s Zero-COVID Muddle

    Minxin Pei

    Chinese leaders’ refusal to adopt a clear stance on zero-COVID is pure politics: nobody wants to be blamed for whatever surge in infections, hospitalizations, and deaths follows a reopening. But the longer the authorities attempt to avoid responsibility and muddle through, the greater the risk to public health.

    warns that the government’s refusal to devise a comprehensive and systematic exit strategy could create the worst of two worlds.
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    FIFA’s World Cup Follies

    Ian Buruma dives into the thicket of fatuousness, hypocrisy, and greed that the tournament has become.
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    The Plight of Public Schools in Africa

    Palesa Libe highlights the toll that the pandemic has taken on lower-income students across the continent.
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    The Scope for More Multilateral Climate Finance

    Frannie Leautier, et al. highlight the crucial role multilateral development banks must play in funding large-scale green projects.
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    Eco-Economic Development

    David Malpass sees declining fish stocks as a case study of why nature must be central to countries’ growth models.
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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

    Djavad Salehi-Isfahani explains why the country’s hardliners may no longer be able to force their will on the public.

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