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Jesse Salah Ovadia

Jesse Salah Ovadia

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Jesse Salah Ovadia (@js_ovadia), an associate professor of political science at the University of Windsor, Canada, is the author of The Petro-Developmental State in Africa.

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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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