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Diane Coyle

Diane Coyle

Writing for PS since 2017
37 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. 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.

  2. 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.

  3. 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.”

  4. Unlocking AI’s Potential for Everyone
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    Unlocking AI’s Potential for Everyone

    Aug 14, 2023 Diane Coyle identifies policies to ensure that the technology generates productivity, rather than more market concentration.

  5. Adam Smith at 300
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    Adam Smith at 300

    Jun 23, 2023 Diane Coyle reflects on the legacy of modern economics’ founding father and his work’s relevance to current conditions.

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    The Bretton Woods Institutions We Need

    Joaquim Levy, et al. explain how the International Monetary Fund and the World Bank can rise to current global challenges.
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    The World Cannot Afford to Ignore the Poorest Countries

    Indermit Gill & M. Ayhan Kose warn that a growing gap between the world’s haves and have-nots will undercut global goals.
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    The World Is Still on Fire

    Lawrence H. Summers & N.K. Singh

    For the last several years, world leaders have made big promises and laid out bold plans to mitigate the climate crisis and help the neediest countries adapt. At this year's World Bank/IMF Spring Meetings, they must demonstrate that they can fulfill these promises, rather than simply touting new ones.

    think policymakers need to get four things right to shore up the credibility of the international system.
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    Israel Must End the Gaza War

    Dennis Ross

    With the exception of the extreme right, no one in Israel wants to be stuck in Gaza, responsible for 2.4 million Palestinians, and facing a likely insurgency. Israel can end this war soon and save those hostages who are still alive, having demilitarized Gaza and set the stage for an alternative to Hamas.

    thinks the only strategic objective that matters is close – or close enough – to being met.
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    A Weak, Uneven Global Recovery

    Eswar Prasad & Caroline Smiltneks explain why domestic political divisions and inflationary pressures jeopardize current market optimism.
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    Will Cambridge Support Free Speech?

    Peter Singer examines the university’s ongoing case against Nathan Cofnas, a research fellow who advocates “race realism.”
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    Can China Get Out of Its Rut?

    China’s authorities have powerful economic-policy levers at their disposal to achieve their 5% growth target this year and put the economy on a more sustainable long-term growth path. But several trends – from the shift toward state capitalism to population aging to the loss of goodwill between Chinese and Americans – could thwart China’s ambition to join the ranks of high-income countries by mid-century.

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    China Stifles Its Own Debate

    Stephen S. Roach bemoans the transformation of the country’s most important platform for open dialogue into a schmooze-fest.
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    Leaving Africa’s Colonial-Era Currency Will Be Hard, But May Be Wise

    Peter Doyle considers how exiting the CFA franc zone could benefit Burkina Faso, Mali, and Niger, despite the challenges.

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