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Jayati Ghosh

Jayati Ghosh

Writing for PS since 2018
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Jayati Ghosh, Professor of Economics at the University of Massachusetts Amherst, is a member of the Club of Rome’s Transformational Economics Commission and Co-Chair of the Independent Commission for the Reform of International Corporate Taxation.

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  1. The “Billions to Trillions” Charade
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    The “Billions to Trillions” Charade

    May 14, 2024 Jayati Ghosh explains why using development banks' resources to incentivize private-sector finance is unlikely to succeed.

  2. The Key to Transforming African Health
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    The Key to Transforming African Health

    Apr 19, 2024 Jayati Ghosh highlights efforts to foster scientific innovation and drug manufacturing on the continent.

  3. For Global Tax Reform, the Devil Is in the Details
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    For Global Tax Reform, the Devil Is in the Details

    Mar 12, 2024 Jayati Ghosh explains why one of two proposed subject-to-tax rules enables developing countries to generate more revenue.

  4. The Toxic Legacy of the Green Revolution
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    The Toxic Legacy of the Green Revolution

    Feb 12, 2024 Jayati Ghosh urges developing countries to adopt agroecological cultivation rather than focusing on boosting yields.

  5. India’s Great Jobs Challenge
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    India’s Great Jobs Challenge

    Jan 11, 2024 Jayati Ghosh highlights the government’s failure to ensure a sufficient number of even low-paid employment opportunities.

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    Is the Quad Becoming a Potemkin Alliance?

    Brahma Chellaney fears that US President Joe Biden’s conciliatory approach toward China is undermining Indo-Pacific security.
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    The High Costs of the New US Tariffs on Chinese EVs

    Pinelopi Koujianou Goldberg

    Every time one set of protectionist measures against China disappoints, the United States escalates its economic war in the hope that additional restrictions will prove more effective. Yet by slapping massive tariffs on Chinese electric vehicles, America has laid bare its own hypocrisy and economic vulnerabilities.

    laments the Biden administration's embrace of costly, futile efforts to outcompete low-cost rivals.
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    How G7 Leaders Can Unlock Financing for Africa

    William Ruto

    With many African countries trapped in perpetual cycles of debt, financing investment in sustainable development has become increasingly difficult, if not impossible. The situation demands that wealthy countries step up and offer debt relief and cancellation, in addition to more concessional and long-term financing.

    urges wealthy countries to help bring the global financial system into line with the developing world's needs.
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    The Threat of Trumpflation and a Fed War

    J. Bradford DeLong thinks monetary hawks should be more worried about the return of a populist demagogue to the White House.
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    Is China Too Old to Get Rich?

    Yi Fuxian explains why the country’s rising median age is at the root of its current malaise.
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    The Dangerous Retreat into Protectionism

    Carl Bildt warns that nothing good will come from a more deeply fragmented global economy.
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    The Case for Ukraine’s NATO Accession

    Yuriy Gorodnichenko & Ilona Sologoub explain why giving in to the Kremlin’s nuclear blackmail could push the alliance into a death spiral.
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    Don’t Believe the AI Hype

    Daron Acemoglu finds nothing to support widely cited assessments of the technology’s near-term potential.
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    What the China Pessimists Are Getting Wrong

    Yu Yongding rejects gloomy narratives about the economy’s prospects and proposes ways to revive growth.

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