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Kenneth Rogoff

Kenneth Rogoff

Writing for PS since 2002
233 commentaries
1 videos & podcasts

Kenneth Rogoff, Professor of Economics and Public Policy at Harvard University and recipient of the 2011 Deutsche Bank Prize in Financial Economics, was the chief economist of the International Monetary Fund from 2001 to 2003. He is co-author of This Time is Different: Eight Centuries of Financial Folly (Princeton University Press, 2011) and author of The Curse of Cash (Princeton University Press, 2016).

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  1. The Looming Financial Contagion
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    The Looming Financial Contagion

    Jan 2, 2023 Kenneth Rogoff explains why aggressive monetary tightening might exacerbate the coming economic downturn.

  2. Will Crypto Survive?
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    Will Crypto Survive?

    Nov 25, 2022 Kenneth Rogoff assesses the strategies regulators could adopt in the aftermath of the FTX debacle.

  3. China’s Diminishing Returns
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    China’s Diminishing Returns

    Oct 31, 2022 Kenneth Rogoff explains why the country’s economically crucial real-estate sector is unlikely to bounce back anytime soon.

  4. How to Settle the Great Chess Cheating Scandal
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    How to Settle the Great Chess Cheating Scandal

    Oct 7, 2022 Kenneth Rogoff explains how a suspiciously successful young upstart can prove that he is for real.

  5. Britain Is Not an Emerging Market – Yet
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    Britain Is Not an Emerging Market – Yet

    Sep 30, 2022 Kenneth Rogoff considers the implications of the new government’s poorly received economic-policy package.

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    The New European Frontier

    Giulio Boccaletti

    Given this summer's climate-driven disasters, one might think that the European political system would be devising comprehensive adaptation plans. But, despite some steps in the right direction, Europeans are only just waking up to the constitutional implications of a changing physical environment.

    thinks a changing climate will force the European Union finally to embrace its political nature.
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    The Poverty of Anti-Capitalism

    Harold James considers recent arguments against markets, globalization, and growth, finding them to be deeply flawed.
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    How Not to Fight Inflation

    Joseph E. Stiglitz sees little upside and much downside to further monetary-policy tightening by the US Federal Reserve.
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    Who Is Part of the Free World?

    Anne-Marie Slaughter urges US President Joe Biden to abandon a phrase that is better left in the twentieth century.
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    Realism About Techno-Optimism

    Gernot Wagner laments that public debate about climate solutions is long on political grandstanding and short on nuance.
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    PS Commentators Respond: Could the “Chinese Century” Belong to India?

    From demographics to trade to GDP growth, China is currently struggling precisely where India seems to be thriving. At a time when the global economy’s center of gravity is shifting to Asia, we asked PS commentators whether India’s rising star will soon outshine China’s.

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    Why Industrial Policy Is Back

    Ricardo Hausmann explains why economic theory has finally begun to catch up with centuries of economic practice.
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    Patriots in Name Only

    Richard K. Sherwin considers the implications of the Republican Party's challenge to the state's power to make and enforce law.
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    Assassinated Are the Peacemakers?

    Nina L. Khrushcheva highlights the grave risks that Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky would incur by negotiating with Russia.

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