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Laura Tyson

Laura Tyson

Writing for PS since 2012
111 commentaries
1 videos & podcasts

Laura Tyson, a former chair of the President’s Council of Economic Advisers during the Clinton administration, is a professor at the Haas School of Business at the University of California, Berkeley, and a member of the Board of Advisers at Angeleno Group.

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  1. What a Republican US Congress Would Mean
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    What a Republican US Congress Would Mean

    Nov 3, 2022 Laura Tyson & Teresa Ghilarducci warn that a GOP midterm victory would reduce Americans’ living standards and threaten their democracy.

  2. Progressive Federalism to Combat Judicial Extremism
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    Progressive Federalism to Combat Judicial Extremism

    Aug 19, 2022 Laura Tyson & Lenny Mendonca show how state governments can fend off the Supreme Court’s assault on citizens’ interests and rights.

  3. A Requiem for Women’s Rights in America
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    A Requiem for Women’s Rights in America

    Jul 12, 2022 Laura Tyson surveys the damage the Supreme Court has wrought with its ruling overturning Roe v. Wade.

  4. Women’s Rights and Childhood Poverty
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    Women’s Rights and Childhood Poverty

    May 27, 2022 Laura Tyson & Lenny Mendonca think it will fall to progressive US states to mitigate the impact of harsh new abortion restrictions.

  5. Public-Private Decarbonization
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    Public-Private Decarbonization

    Apr 22, 2022 Laura Tyson & Daniel Weiss show why climate-change mitigation will depend on coordination between governments and industries.

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    Higher Immigration or Higher Interest Rates for America?

    Ricardo Hausmann & Dany Bahar explain why the persistence of Trump-era xenophobia among US policymakers could lead to economic stagnation.
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    Life, Liberty, and Lost Output

    Shang-Jin Wei considers the cost-benefit calculations fueling China’s protests against the government’s zero-COVID policy.
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    Iran’s Conservative Tightrope

    Djavad Salehi-Isfahani

    The Islamic Republic has been unable to quell the civil unrest that erupted three months ago, after Mahsa Amini died after being detained for violating hijab rules. While the regime has now abolished the morality police, the protesters have broadened their demands.

    explains why the country’s hardliners may no longer be able to force their will on the public.
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    The State Legacy of China’s Success

    Zhang Jun explains why Western scholars should pay more attention to the crucial role of the state.
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    What the COP15 Biodiversity Conference Must Do

    Juan Manuel Santos hopes world leaders will deliver a breakthrough for nature equivalent to the Paris climate agreement.
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    China’s Activist Shortage

    Yi Fuxian argues that decades of strict family-planning policies have effectively precluded a pro-democracy movement.
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    Disrupting the Disruptors

    Roger McNamee considers what new economic conditions mean for an industry whose growth (and misbehavior) defined an era.
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    When Voters Become Fans

    Kaushik Basu thinks deepening polarization has given the lie to a longstanding assumption about electoral politics.
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    Africa’s Responsibility to Protect Biodiversity

    Hailemariam Desalegn urges the continent’s leaders to unite behind a shared conservation agenda, beginning at COP15.

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