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Diane Coyle

Diane Coyle

Writing for PS since 2017
28 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. Inflation’s Emotional Scars
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    Inflation’s Emotional Scars

    Aug 16, 2022 Diane Coyle thinks today's surging prices will have two profound consequences for Western economies.

  2. Rethinking Supply Chains
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    Rethinking Supply Chains

    Jun 10, 2022 Diane Coyle shows how many of today’s global production problems have been decades in the making.

  3. Is Competition Always Good?
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    Is Competition Always Good?

    Apr 11, 2022 Diane Coyle urges governments and regulators to recognize that healthy markets require a choice of business models.

  4. How to Level Up
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    How to Level Up

    Feb 9, 2022 Diane Coyle explains what the UK government’s White Paper gets right – and wrong – about tackling geographic inequalities.

  5. GDP's Days Are Numbered
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    GDP's Days Are Numbered

    Dec 16, 2021 Diane Coyle favors adopting alternative wealth and well-being approaches to measuring societies' economic success.

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    The High Stakes of Climate-Risk Accounting

    Gernot Wagner & Tom Brookes show why economists can no longer ignore the need for a far more comprehensive set of welfare indicators.
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    The Cost of the Fed’s Challenged Credibility

    Mohamed A. El-Erian interprets the latest market tumult as the price of delaying monetary-policy tightening for too long.
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    Core Dangers for the Fed and China

    Stephen S. Roach

    Just as a fixation on core inflation can mislead central banks, as it has done with the US Federal Reserve, the power of a “core leader” like China’s Xi Jinping is a recipe for misdirected and ultimately unsustainable policy regimes. The very notion of a core adds a false sense of precision when addressing complex problems.

    thinks the US central bank and Chinese governance share a conceptual weakness leading to major policy blunders.
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    Amazon’s Satanic Mills

    Antara Haldar sees recent unionization efforts as a welcome response to an unethical and inhumane business model.
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    Asia’s Captive Market for Migrant Labor

    M. Niaz Asadullah highlights how an entrenched alliance of politicians, bureaucrats, and business elites is exploiting workers.
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    In Search of a Development Plan for Asia

    Andrew Sheng & Xiao Geng argue that bottom-up institutions – not top-down strategies – are the key to regional integration.
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    Giorgia Meloni’s Moment

    Bill Emmott sees little difference between the Brothers of Italy’s program and that of recent right-wing governments.
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    America’s Education Emergency

    Michael R. Strain calls for urgent action to make up for pandemic learning loss in light of dismal new test scores.
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    God Save the Pound?

    Andrés Velasco explains why sterling is plummeting when economic theory says it should be soaring.

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