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Barry Eichengreen

Barry Eichengreen

Writing for PS since 2003
172 commentaries
1 videos & podcasts

Barry Eichengreen, Professor of Economics at the University of California, Berkeley, is a former senior policy adviser at the International Monetary Fund. He is the author of many books, including In Defense of Public Debt (Oxford University Press, 2021).

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  1. The Long Shadow of Black Wednesday
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    The Long Shadow of Black Wednesday

    Sep 13, 2022 Barry Eichengreen recalls why the UK crashed out of the incipient eurozone 30 years ago – and shows why it still matters today.

  2. How India Can Sustain Rapid Economic Growth
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    How India Can Sustain Rapid Economic Growth

    Aug 12, 2022 Barry Eichengreen & Poonam Gupta say that the country's high GDP rate can be maintained only if structural reforms are swiftly implemented.

  3. Boris Johnson Leaves Behind a Sterling Mess
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    Boris Johnson Leaves Behind a Sterling Mess

    Jul 8, 2022 Barry Eichengreen explains why the British prime minister’s resignation will heighten downward pressure on the pound.

  4. Economic Consequences of a Ukraine Peace
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    Economic Consequences of a Ukraine Peace

    Jun 10, 2022 Barry Eichengreen makes a pragmatic case against using Russia’s frozen official reserves to pay for war reparations.

  5. Shaping a Marshall Plan for Ukraine
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    Shaping a Marshall Plan for Ukraine

    May 10, 2022 Barry Eichengreen notes that the most relevant features of US aid for Europe’s postwar reconstruction do not concern its costs.

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    The Trussonomics Warning

    Jason Furman explains why all policies intended to help one group must nowadays come at the expense of other groups.
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    The Kremlin’s Suicidal Imperialism

    Nina L. Khrushcheva argues that the illegal annexation of four more Ukrainian territories will handicap future Russian leaders.
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    What Caused the Ukraine War?

    Joseph S. Nye, Jr. considers the deep, intermediate, and immediate factors behind Russia’s invasion.
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    Why Businesses Misbehave

    Daron Acemoglu thinks narratives about heroic entrepreneurs and villainous tycoons are a distraction from what matters most.
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    J. Bradford DeLong on US inflation, redistribution, economic dogma, and more

    J. Bradford DeLong explains how the US Federal Reserve is undermining market and investor confidence, urges US Democrats to uphold supply-side progressivism, and proposes a straightforward approach to addressing the problems of distribution and utilization.
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    Helen Clark at Investing in Health for All

    Helen Clark delivers the closing keynote address at our October 2022 virtual event, Investing in Health for All.
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    Back to the Brink in Iran

    Amin Saikal explains why the regime may no longer be able to quell popular protest with force alone.
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    Xi Jinping’s Radioactive Friend

    Charles Tannock thinks China’s president must be having second thoughts about his alliance with Vladimir Putin.
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    All the King’s Games

    Kaushik Basu sheds light on the shadowy machinations and oppressive tactics that help authoritarian rulers stay in power.

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