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Justin Yifu Lin

Justin Yifu Lin

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Justin Yifu Lin, a former chief economist at the World Bank, is Dean of the Institute of New Structural Economics and Dean of the Institute of South-South Cooperation and Development.

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  1. Geopoliticized Industrial Policy Won't Work
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    Geopoliticized Industrial Policy Won't Work

    Feb 24, 2022 Otaviano Canuto, et al. show why attending to economic fundamentals should take precedence when it comes to reshoring or nearshoring.

  2. Development Begins at Home
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    Development Begins at Home

    Dec 6, 2021 Justin Yifu Lin & Yan Wang consider the pandemic's lessons for sustainable growth, including the role Chinese investment can play.

  3. A Turning Point for Development Aid
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    A Turning Point for Development Aid

    Dec 30, 2019 Justin Yifu Lin & Yan Wang show why accusations that China is engaging in “debt-trap diplomacy” are fundamentally flawed.

  4. Disrupting Multilateral Climate Finance
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    Disrupting Multilateral Climate Finance

    Jan 10, 2019 Håvard Halland & Justin Yifu Lin propose a new global finance facility to attract more private capital for the fight against global warming.

  5. How to Mobilize Private Capital for Climate Action
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    How to Mobilize Private Capital for Climate Action

    Oct 26, 2018 Håvard Halland & Justin Yifu Lin argue that multilateral finance institutions need to operate more like private investment organizations.

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    Putin’s Brezhnev Moment

    Aryeh Neier draws parallels between the regime’s ongoing crackdown on civil society and late Soviet repression.
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    Utopia or Bust

    J. Bradford DeLong considers our options for both expanding and effectively slicing the proverbial economic pie.
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    Germany’s Reckoning

    Helmut K. Anheier

    Germany is now grappling with a host of difficult questions about its place in the world, the nature of its politics, and its most cherished values. For a pacifist society in a new age of conflict and war, everything must change if things are to remain the same.

    traces the contours of the country's debate, triggered by the Ukraine war, about its strategic future.
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    Preempting a Generative AI Monopoly

    Diane Coyle urges policymakers to take steps to counter the anti-competitive implications of a rapidly emerging market.
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    Japan’s Strategic Imperative

    Joseph S. Nye, Jr. sees the country doubling down on its best option for ensuring national security and regional stability.
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    China’s Savings Conundrum

    Zhang Jun explains why – and how – the country must stimulate household consumption to achieve a robust recovery.
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    The Flight of the Inflation Hawks

    Though the US Federal Reserve’s first interest-rate hike of 2023 is smaller than those that preceded it, policymakers have signaled that more increases are on the way, despite slowing price growth. But there is good reason to doubt the utility – and fear the consequences – of continued rate hikes, on both sides of the Atlantic.

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    How to Transform African Agriculture

    Safia Boly & Omid Kassiri identify four principles that could help governments across the continent boost food security.
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    Making Ukrainian Victory Possible

    Josep Borrell explains why continued military support and other forms of assistance remain critical.

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