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George Magnus

George Magnus

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George Magnus, a research associate at the University of Oxford’s China Centre and SOAS University of London, is the author of Red Flags: Why Xi’s China Is in Jeopardy (Yale University Press, 2018).

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  1. The High Costs of Disengagement for China
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    The High Costs of Disengagement for China

    Jun 28, 2022 George Magnus thinks that, with geopolitics thwarting globalization, China’s economy might never overtake America’s.

  2. Will China's “Common Prosperity” Survive Putin’s War?
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    Will China's “Common Prosperity” Survive Putin’s War?

    Mar 21, 2022 George Magnus considers how mounting geopolitical risk will affect Xi Jinping's effort to bring the private sector to heel.

  3. China's Journey into the Unknown
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    China's Journey into the Unknown

    Oct 22, 2021 George Magnus reviews three books examining the increasingly obvious flaws in the country’s governance model.

  4. China’s Go-It-Alone Five-Year Plan
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    China’s Go-It-Alone Five-Year Plan

    Mar 25, 2021 George Magnus assesses the new strategy for reducing the country's reliance on external demand and sources of supply in key sectors.

  5. A Messy Financial Divorce for the US and China
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    A Messy Financial Divorce for the US and China

    Dec 30, 2020 George Magnus highlights the disconnect between official decoupling and American firms' efforts to deepen engagement.

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    Getting to Monetary Integration in Latin America

    Camila Villard Duran explains why the vision of a regional unit of account, advanced by Brazil and Argentina, is achievable.
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    The Age of Verbiage

    Arvind Subramanian blames today’s nonstop inundation of expert opinion for undermining the quality of public discourse.
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    Davos Man Has a People Problem

    Antara Haldar suspects that the socially “disembedded” economic logic of globalization has gone as far as it can go.
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    Eliminate the Debt Ceiling

    Willem H. Buiter thinks the US Constitution and common sense argue for a de facto abolition of the cap.
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    Japan’s Fiscal Dilemma

    Takatoshi Ito explains why the country’s deficit-financed spending spree endangers its national security.
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    Too Soon for Global Optimism

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    It is hard to reconcile the jubilant mood of many business leaders with the uncertainty caused by the war in Ukraine. While there are some positive signs of economic recovery, a sudden escalation could severely destabilize the global economy, cause a stock market crash, and accelerate deglobalization.

    warns that the Ukraine war and economic fragmentation are still jeopardizing world growth prospects.
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    Why Europe’s Franco-German Engine Is Stalling

    Jean Pisani-Ferry cautions that the two countries' differences are so substantial that a hasty compromise will not suffice.
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    Central Banks Should Slow Down

    Lucrezia Reichlin fears the consequences of excessive interest-rate hikes in the US, the UK, and especially the eurozone.
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    Three Cheers for Hybrid Work

    Pinelopi Koujianou Goldberg thinks the advantages of more flexible labor arrangements outweigh the disadvantages.

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