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Arvind Subramanian

Arvind Subramanian

Writing for PS since 2012
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Arvind Subramanian is a senior fellow at the Peterson Institute for International Economics and the author of Of Counsel: The Challenges of the Modi-Jaitley Economy (India Viking, 2018).

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  1. The Sino-American Trade War Benefits China’s Competitors
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    The Sino-American Trade War Benefits China’s Competitors

    May 23, 2024 Arvind Subramanian warns that escalating protectionism, while dangerous, could end up helping developing countries like India.

  2. India’s Climate Dilemma
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    India’s Climate Dilemma

    Jan 10, 2024 Arvind Subramanian & Navneeraj Sharma argue that international efforts to impose carbon taxes are overlooking domestic political constraints.

  3. India Should Quit the BRICS
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    India Should Quit the BRICS

    Sep 7, 2023 Arvind Subramanian & Josh Felman argue that the economic and political reasons for leaving the group have become overwhelming.

  4. Understanding Biden’s Big Bet on India
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    Understanding Biden’s Big Bet on India

    Jul 3, 2023 Arvind Subramanian sees savvy strategic calculations beneath the surface of the recent US-India lovefest in Washington.

  5. Anti-Neoliberalism as if the Poor Mattered
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    Anti-Neoliberalism as if the Poor Mattered

    Jun 13, 2023 Arvind Subramanian highlights the subtle intellectual imperialism that characterizes the economic debate in rich countries.

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    The Dangers of a US Capital Inflow Tax

    Maurice Obstfeld worries that a little-known, highly costly method of deficit reduction is gaining political traction.
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    Europe’s Green Transition Requires More Skilled Workers

    Julie Beaufils urges policymakers to boost the attractiveness of technical vocations by expanding access to apprenticeships.
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    A Monetary and Economic Order Fit for the Twenty-First Century

    Ulrich Volz, et al. identify eight priorities to build a more resilient, inclusive, and sustainable global financial architecture.
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    Putting Africa on the Path to Prosperity

    Mohamed Ould Ghazouani & Ajay Banga urge the G7 to focus on the continent’s future, and on five priorities in particular, at this week’s summit.
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    Anatomy of a Massacre

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    The 1860 massacre of Christians in Damascus holds useful lessons about what it takes to arrest – and recover from – inter-communal violence. But there is a difference between a pogrom and a genocide, and conflating the two can do more harm than good.

    considers what the 1860 massacre of Christians in Damascus can and cannot teach us about preventing genocide.
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    AI: Hope or Hype?

    Whether generative artificial intelligence will do more harm or good to our families, economies, and societies remains an open question. In devising strategies for harnessing the technology, optimism is undoubtedly warranted, but it should not come at the expense of realism.

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    How Denmark Keeps the Far Right at Bay

    Michael Ehrenreich explains how mainstream parties have neutralized the threat of right-wing populists.
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    How Techno-Libertarians Fell in Love with Big Government

    Quinn Slobodian argues Silicon Valley investors are against the state only insofar as it is not enriching them personally.
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    How Chinese Savings Can Support the Global Green Transition

    Daniel Gros urges the EU to welcome cheap low-carbon goods, such as electric vehicles, from China.

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