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David W. Brady

David W. Brady

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David W. Brady is Professor of Political Science and Leadership Values at Stanford University and Senior Fellow at the Hoover Institution.

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  1. The State of America’s Disunion
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    The State of America’s Disunion

    Nov 23, 2020 Michael Spence & David W. Brady find deep and consistent partisan divisions in voting patterns at the county level.

  2. Who Will Win the US Presidential Election?
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    Who Will Win the US Presidential Election?

    Oct 31, 2020 Michael Spence & David W. Brady show why Joe Biden is in a far better position – at least in opinion polls – than Hillary Clinton was in 2016.

  3. COVID-19 Is Beating Trump
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    COVID-19 Is Beating Trump

    Aug 3, 2020 Michael Spence & David W. Brady show how and explain why voter sentiment has turned against the US president in recent months.

  4. COVID-19 and the Trust Deficit
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    COVID-19 and the Trust Deficit

    Apr 22, 2020 Michael Spence & David W. Brady consider the impact of sharply declining public confidence in institutions on the global pandemic response.

  5. Delivering on Promises to the Middle Class
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    Delivering on Promises to the Middle Class

    Apr 2, 2017 Michael Spence & David W. Brady consider what the US administration's economic plan gets right – and where it falls short.

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    The Economics of Health for All

    Mariana Mazzucato explains why pandemic prevention and preparedness must be embedded in economic policymaking.
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    The Dangerous Incoherence of US Trade Policy

    Stephen S. Roach warns that America’s latest tariffs against China raise the risk of a catastrophic superpower conflict.
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    A New Dawn for US-African Cooperation?

    Vera Songwe identifies three ways that the United States can ultimately help itself by helping the continent.
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    Raghuram G. Rajan and Rohit Lamba on Indian job creation, industrial policy, democracy, and more

    Raghuram G. Rajan & Rohit Lamba argue that India must place the highest priority on creating and owning intellectual property, advocate an alternative to interventionist industrial policies like subsidies, call for the decentralization of Indian governance at every level, and more.
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    The Global Implications of Georgia’s Political Crisis

    Salome Samadashvili

    Borrowing from the Kremlin’s playbook, Bidzina Ivanishvili, Georgia’s de facto ruler, is seeking to eliminate foreign-funded NGOs, suppress independent media, and eradicate the political opposition. His determination to establish an authoritarian regime reflects his harmony of interests with Russian President Vladimir Putin.

    implores the US and Europe to bolster democracy in the country at a make-or-break moment.
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    Read More Summer 2024 Reading List

    PS editors share books that have impressed them lately, and say why you should consider adding them to your summer reading list.
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    Building Resilience in the Developing World

    Erik Berglöf argues for additional financing mechanisms to protect low-income economies against proliferating shocks.
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    Iran’s Succession Crisis Is a Legitimacy Crisis

    Abbas Milani explains why few Iranians within or outside the country truly mourn the death of President Ebrahim Raisi.
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    Central Banks’ New-Old Inflationary Bias

    Kenneth Rogoff explains why policymakers are more likely to risk higher prices during periods of economic uncertainty.

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