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Diane Coyle

Diane Coyle

Writing for PS since 2017
39 commentaries
1 videos & podcasts

Diane Coyle, Professor of Public Policy at the University of Cambridge, is the author, most recently, of Cogs and Monsters: What Economics Is, and What It Should Be (Princeton University Press, 2021).

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  1. The Digital Economy’s Growing Time Tax
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    The Digital Economy’s Growing Time Tax

    Jun 28, 2024 Diane Coyle explains why, instead of simplifying daily life, technological innovation is making it more burdensome.

  2. The West’s New Infrastructure Imperative
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    The West’s New Infrastructure Imperative

    Apr 19, 2024 Diane Coyle explains why a broader conception of the term could reflect a renewed interest in investing in the future.

  3. Sharing the Tech Wealth
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    Sharing the Tech Wealth

    Feb 22, 2024 Diane Coyle urges investment in digital public infrastructure to curb the adverse effects of market power.

  4. To Fight Populism, Invest in Left-Behind Communities
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    To Fight Populism, Invest in Left-Behind Communities

    Dec 28, 2023 Diane Coyle explains how new and improved public amenities can sustain narratives that help boost GDP growth.

  5. Rebuilding Trust in Expertise
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    Rebuilding Trust in Expertise

    Nov 16, 2023 Diane Coyle urges scientists and scholars to stop lecturing the public and start “communicating with their ears.”

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    Overcoming Political Short-Termism in Latin America

    Eric Parrado envisions independent institutions empowered to devise and implement long-term development-related policies.
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    Iran’s Economy Needs a New Deal with the West

    Djavad Salehi-Isfahani shows that pursuing sanctions relief is the only solution to the country's stagflation.
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    Africa’s Hobbled Hegemons

    Adekeye Adebajo

    In the face of regional turmoil, rising extremism, and heightened geopolitical tensions, Africa urgently needs strong leadership. But its two most significant regional powers, Nigeria and South Africa, are too constrained by domestic challenges to represent Africa’s interests effectively on the world stage.

    examines the causes of political and economic malaise in Nigeria and South Africa.
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    The US Needs a Techno-Industrial Strategy

    Liza Tobin & Addis Goldman outline a three-pronged approach that would entrench American leadership in advanced industries.
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    The Fed Should Not Cut Interest Rates Yet

    Michael R. Strain argues that declaring victory over inflation, while tempting, would be to misread current economic conditions.
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    Preparing for a Future of Extreme Heat Waves

    Renzo R. Guinto urges political leaders to place resilience at the heart of housing, transport, and water policies.
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    Israel Is Enabling Iran’s War of Attrition

    Shlomo Ben-Ami thinks that Binyamin Netanyahu and his messianic allies are hastening the destruction of the Jewish state.
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    Unlocking IMF Reform

    Barry Eichengreen

    Sketching a reform agenda for the International Monetary Fund is easy; implementing reform is hard. It will require, among other things, the US to give up its veto in the institution, and China to assume more responsibility for global stability and the problems of other economies.

    writes that the key is a governance overhaul combined with a renewed focus on the Fund’s core mission.
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    The King of the Americans

    Steve Pincus observes that the US Supreme Court has given the president powers denied to English monarchs since James II.

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