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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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    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

    If you listen to tech industry leaders, business-sector forecasters, and much of the media, you may believe that recent advances in generative AI will soon bring extraordinary productivity benefits, revolutionizing life as we know it. Yet neither economic theory nor the data support such exuberant forecasts.

    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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    A Big Step Forward for Liver Health

    Danjuma Adda explains how new hepatitis guidelines from the World Health Organization could reduce cancer deaths in Africa.
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    The Fragile Fraternity of China and Russia

    Nina L. Khrushcheva

    Vladimir Putin’s recent state visit to Beijing – his first trip abroad since being inaugurated for a fifth term – was practically a mirror image of Mao Zedong’s visit to Moscow 75 years ago, when Stalin looked down on his guest. There is little reason to think that the bilateral relationship will prove more resilient this time.

    doubts that two countries with such diverging interests will be able to build a lasting partnership.
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    The Global Economy Is More Vulnerable Than It Seems

    Bertrand Badré & Yves Tiberghien identify five factors driving a potentially catastrophic trend toward fragmentation.
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    The Myth of Central-Bank Independence

    Robert Skidelsky thinks the time has come to transfer power from technocrats back to elected officials.
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    The Gig Economy vs. America’s Workers

    Sandeep Vaheesan warns that proposed ballot initiatives in Massachusetts would legalize exploitative employment practices.

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