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Arvind Subramanian

Arvind Subramanian

Writing for PS since 2012
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Arvind Subramanian, a senior fellow at Brown University, is a distinguished non-resident fellow at the Center for Global Development and the author of Of Counsel: The Challenges of the Modi-Jaitley Economy (India Viking, 2018).

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  1. The Age of Verbiage
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    The Age of Verbiage

    Feb 1, 2023 Arvind Subramanian blames today’s nonstop inundation of expert opinion for undermining the quality of public discourse.

  2. Global Cooperation Is Not Necessary to Fight Climate Change
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    Global Cooperation Is Not Necessary to Fight Climate Change

    Nov 10, 2022 Arvind Subramanian explains why protectionist industrial policies could help reduce global clean-energy prices.

  3. The Case for Structural Financial Deglobalization
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    The Case for Structural Financial Deglobalization

    Oct 28, 2022 Arvind Subramanian urges emerging and developing countries to erect barriers to certain cross-border capital flows.

  4. Three Globalization Shocks Could Hurt China and Help India
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    Three Globalization Shocks Could Hurt China and Help India

    Aug 11, 2022 Arvind Subramanian & Josh Felman explain why the effects of recent disruptions to world trade will continue to vary across countries.

  5. The West Has Got Its Russia Sanctions Wrong
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    The West Has Got Its Russia Sanctions Wrong

    May 10, 2022 Arvind Subramanian & Josh Felman call on governments to replace their current strategy with collective export restrictions.

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  1. subramanian35_erhui1979Getty Images_speechbubbles erhui1979/Getty Images

    The Age of Verbiage

    Arvind Subramanian blames today’s nonstop inundation of expert opinion for undermining the quality of public discourse.
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    Davos Man Has a People Problem

    Antara Haldar suspects that the socially “disembedded” economic logic of globalization has gone as far as it can go.
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    Eliminate the Debt Ceiling

    Willem H. Buiter thinks the US Constitution and common sense argue for a de facto abolition of the cap.
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    Japan’s Fiscal Dilemma

    Takatoshi Ito explains why the country’s deficit-financed spending spree endangers its national security.
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    Too Soon for Global Optimism

    Kenneth Rogoff

    It is hard to reconcile the jubilant mood of many business leaders with the uncertainty caused by the war in Ukraine. While there are some positive signs of economic recovery, a sudden escalation could severely destabilize the global economy, cause a stock market crash, and accelerate deglobalization.

    warns that the Ukraine war and economic fragmentation are still jeopardizing world growth prospects.
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    Why Europe’s Franco-German Engine Is Stalling

    Jean Pisani-Ferry cautions that the two countries' differences are so substantial that a hasty compromise will not suffice.
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    Central Banks Should Slow Down

    Lucrezia Reichlin fears the consequences of excessive interest-rate hikes in the US, the UK, and especially the eurozone.
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    Three Cheers for Hybrid Work

    Pinelopi Koujianou Goldberg thinks the advantages of more flexible labor arrangements outweigh the disadvantages.
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    The German Lamb Is Learning to Howl

    Josef Joffe

    The nation that went to the gates of Moscow in World War II has become as aggressive as a cuddly cat. But with its decision to send Leopard 2 battle tanks to Ukraine, Germany's "culture of reticence," particularly with respect to Russia, may soon be a thing of the past.

    examines the origins and implications of the landmark decision to send battle tanks to Ukraine.

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