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Arvind Subramanian

Arvind Subramanian

Writing for PS since 2012
39 commentaries

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. 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.

  2. 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.

  3. 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.

  4. 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.

  5. India’s Welfare Balm
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    India’s Welfare Balm

    Apr 28, 2023 Arvind Subramanian & Josh Felman explain how policies are shielding households from rising prices – and the government from political blowback.

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    Carbon Credits Hold the Key to Combating Deforestation

    Roselyn Fosuah Adjei explains how nature-based offsets could help reduce emissions and benefit local communities.
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    Alexei Navalny Did Not Die for Nothing

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    The Russian opposition leader faced a dilemma that all dissenters in authoritarian states must grapple with: live in exile and fade into obscurity, or confront an oppressive regime and risk imprisonment and torture. Navalny’s choice – and the price he paid for making it – will inspire dissidents for generations to come.

    highlights the crucial role of political martyrs in inspiring resistance to oppressive regimes.
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    The Submergence of Emerging Markets

    Andrés Velasco worries that major middle-income economies are facing a prolonged slowdown, jeopardizing global convergence.
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    How AI Could Reshape Medicine

    Junaid Nabi highlights the new technology’s potential to transform how we diagnose, treat, and prevent diseases.
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    Making Bretton Woods Work for Africa

    Hippolyte Fofack envisions a reformed global financial architecture that provides equal access to long-term patient capital.
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    Making Sense of Society

    Michael Spence considers why a healthy civil society is crucial to good governance and inclusive prosperity.
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    Shock Therapy Killed Navalny

    Antara Haldar argues that while Vladimir Putin bears responsibility, so do the economic policies that put him in power.
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    Putin’s Silk Road Around Sanctions

    Robin Brooks & Simon Johnson urge Europe and the G7 to stop the re-export of Western goods to Russia from Central Asia and the Caucasus.
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    To Fight Climate Change, End Fossil-Fuel Subsidies

    Günther Thallinger & Ludovic Subran urge policymakers to recognize the true costs of a policy that harms the planet and does not help the poor.

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