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M. Niaz Asadullah

M. Niaz Asadullah

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M. Niaz Asadullah, Professor of Development Economics at Monash University Malaysia, is Head of the Southeast Asia cluster of the Global Labor Organization.

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  1. Malaysia’s New Dawn?
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    Malaysia’s New Dawn?

    Jan 9, 2023 M. Niaz Asadullah & Andrew Kam Jia Yi provide an overview of the formidable challenges facing the country’s new government.

  2. Asia’s Captive Market for Migrant Labor
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    Asia’s Captive Market for Migrant Labor

    Sep 27, 2022 M. Niaz Asadullah highlights how an entrenched alliance of politicians, bureaucrats, and business elites is exploiting workers.

  3. Gender-Equal Education Is About More Than Access
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    Gender-Equal Education Is About More Than Access

    Jul 29, 2022 M. Niaz Asadullah considers what role faith-based schools should play in achieving the 2030 Sustainable Development Agenda.

  4. Southeast Asia's Migrant Labor Dilemma
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    Southeast Asia's Migrant Labor Dilemma

    Nov 23, 2021 M. Niaz Asadullah shows how a new Australian visa program highlights the long-term challenges facing agriculture in the region.

  5. The Benefits of Bottom-Up Entrepreneurship
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    The Benefits of Bottom-Up Entrepreneurship

    Jun 14, 2021 M. Niaz Asadullah & Mishkatur Rahman tout Bangladesh’s technology-aided development as a model for other Asian and African countries to emulate.

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    The Necessity of Morality in Foreign Policy

    Chris Patten shows why “realism” requires heeding the lessons of history and defending democratic values.
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    A Subsidy War Without Winners

    Andrés Velasco calls on policymakers to avoid petty conflicts and work together to encourage green investments.
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    Japan’s New Security Posture Is Abe’s Legacy

    Taniguchi Tomohiko explains how the government’s ambitious defense agenda expands on the late prime minister’s ideas.
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    For the Common Good

    Mariana Mazzucato outlines a new governance model for ensuring a fairer distribution of agency, risk, and reward.
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    Helping Middle-Income Energy Exporters Kick the Fossil-Fuel Habit

    Carlos Lopes explains what it will take for resource-rich economies to diversify and develop new revenue sources.
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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

    A careful look at US economic conditions supports the view that inflation was driven mainly by supply-side disruptions and shifts in the pattern of demand. Given this, further interest-rate hikes will have little to no effect – and will cause far-reaching problems of their own.

    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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