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Konstantin Sonin

Konstantin Sonin

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Konstantin Sonin is a professor at the University of Chicago’s Harris School of Public Policy and an adjunct professor at the Higher School of Economics in Moscow.

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    Argentina's Imaginary Miracle

    Andrés Velasco & Eduardo Levy Yeyati

    The oldest statistical trick in the book is to label as growth what is really just a rebound after a massive output dip. That is exactly what has happened in Argentina, where the rapid economic rebound in 2021 came as no surprise and does not look especially healthy or sustainable.

    think the data do not support bullish assessments of the Fernández administration’s economic record.
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    The Pandemic and Our Broken Social Contracts

    Minouche Shafik

    Behind frustrating, unnecessary problems like vaccine hesitancy lies a broader crisis of trust. The solution, argues the director of the London School of Economics and Political Science, is to rethink the basic terms of the relationship between individuals, firms, civil society, and the state.

    shows why confronting problems like COVID-19 will require a broader political overhaul.
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