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Hector R. Torres

Hector R. Torres

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Hector R. Torres, a senior fellow with the Centre for International Governance Innovation’s International Law Research Program, was previously Executive Director at the International Monetary Fund and a staff member at the World Trade Organization. 

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    China as Economic Bogeyman

    Dani Rodrik

    Many Western economists presume that governments are not very good at identifying industries that merit support, and that domestic consumers and taxpayers incur the bulk of the costs. By the same logic, if Chinese policymakers effectively targeted activities where social benefits exceed private benefits, then it is not clear why foreigners should complain.

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