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Chang-Tai Hsieh

Chang-Tai Hsieh

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Chang-Tai Hsieh is Professor of Economics at the University of Chicago Booth School of Business.

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  1. Taiwan’s Fatal Attractions
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    Taiwan’s Fatal Attractions

    Apr 1, 2022 Chang-Tai Hsieh thinks the island’s eagerness for diplomatic recognition is undermining its security.

  2. Bury the US-China Trade Agreement
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    Bury the US-China Trade Agreement

    Feb 16, 2022 Chang-Tai Hsieh thinks the failure to implement fully the 2020 “phase one” deal is cause for celebration.

  3. Countering Chinese Industrial Policy Is Counterproductive
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    Countering Chinese Industrial Policy Is Counterproductive

    Sep 15, 2021 Chang-Tai Hsieh argues that US economic strategy is failing to address the unique challenge posed by China.

  4. The Necessity of a Global Debt Standstill that Works
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    The Necessity of a Global Debt Standstill that Works

    Apr 23, 2020 Patrick Bolton, et al. say any repayment freeze to help emerging economies withstand COVID-19 must include all private creditors.

  5. The COVID-19 Default Time Bomb
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    The COVID-19 Default Time Bomb

    Apr 9, 2020 Pierre-Olivier Gourinchas & Chang-Tai Hsieh call for a comprehensive debt moratorium to free up funds for developing countries to fight the pandemic.

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    The Key to Unlocking Africa’s Economic Potential

    Landry Signé explains why fostering trade integration and regional value chains is essential for the continent to prosper.
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    Geopolitical Davids and Goliaths

    Harold James considers lessons from smaller countries about how to wield power and influence in the twenty-first century.
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    Preparing for the Next Global Catastrophe

    José Manuel Barroso explains why global leaders must focus on creating equitable response mechanisms ahead of the next crisis.
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    Italy’s Next Government Must Tackle Climate Security

    Luca Bergamaschi shows why the country’s politicians can no longer afford to ignore a major threat to national security.
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    Europe and the New Non-Alignment

    Laurence Tubiana

    Despite the massive civilian suffering in Ukraine, many countries have been wary of taking sides, owing both to a perception of European double standards and to Russia’s leverage over energy and commodity prices. But while new geopolitical dynamics have complicated climate advocacy, they certainly haven't derailed it.

    sees both challenges and opportunities for climate policy in an era of geopolitical fragmentation.
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    The Sting of Climate Risk Is in the Tails

    Mark Cliffe thinks conventional models have overemphasized the long term at the expense of more immediate threats.
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    Should Humanities Professors Be Automated?

    Nicholas Agar considers the implications of recent successes with AI-generated academic research and writing.
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    Should Energy Companies’ Windfall Profits Be Taxed?

    Imposing a one-off tax on energy companies’ extraordinary profits might seem like a no-brainer at a time of soaring inflation, but the idea has more than a few detractors. As policymakers in a growing number of economies move ahead, we asked PS commentators whether they are right to do so.

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    The Global Necessity of American Democracy

    Javier Solana shows why the political health of the United States has become a matter of global concern.

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