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Nancy Qian

Nancy Qian

Writing for PS since 2021
23 commentaries
1 videos & podcasts

Nancy Qian, Professor of Managerial Economics and Decision Sciences at Northwestern University’s Kellogg School of Management, is a co-director of Northwestern University’s Global Poverty Research Lab and the Founding Director of China Econ Lab.

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  1. China’s Brutal COVID Winter
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    China’s Brutal COVID Winter

    Jan 5, 2023 Nancy Qian identifies the social and economic factors that are hampering basic infection-control efforts.

  2. What China’s Zero-COVID Drama Foreshadows
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    What China’s Zero-COVID Drama Foreshadows

    Dec 9, 2022 Nancy Qian thinks the recent protests – and the government's response – point to a broader political challenge.

  3. Post-War Reconstruction Is a Good Investment
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    Post-War Reconstruction Is a Good Investment

    Nov 21, 2022 Nancy Qian considers the main lessons that the Marshall Plan offers for Ukraine's eventual recovery.

  4. How Xi Jinping Can Strengthen the Chinese Economy
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    How Xi Jinping Can Strengthen the Chinese Economy

    Oct 10, 2022 Nancy Qian offers an objective assessment of the soon-to-be third-term president’s first decade in power.

  5. China’s Future Will Reflect Russia’s
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    China’s Future Will Reflect Russia’s

    Sep 15, 2022 Nancy Qian highlights how China has often followed in the footsteps of its northern neighbor, for better or worse.

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    Getting to Monetary Integration in Latin America

    Camila Villard Duran explains why the vision of a regional unit of account, advanced by Brazil and Argentina, is achievable.
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    The Age of Verbiage

    Arvind Subramanian blames today’s nonstop inundation of expert opinion for undermining the quality of public discourse.
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    Davos Man Has a People Problem

    Antara Haldar suspects that the socially “disembedded” economic logic of globalization has gone as far as it can go.
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    Eliminate the Debt Ceiling

    Willem H. Buiter thinks the US Constitution and common sense argue for a de facto abolition of the cap.
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    Japan’s Fiscal Dilemma

    Takatoshi Ito explains why the country’s deficit-financed spending spree endangers its national security.
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    Too Soon for Global Optimism

    Kenneth Rogoff

    It is hard to reconcile the jubilant mood of many business leaders with the uncertainty caused by the war in Ukraine. While there are some positive signs of economic recovery, a sudden escalation could severely destabilize the global economy, cause a stock market crash, and accelerate deglobalization.

    warns that the Ukraine war and economic fragmentation are still jeopardizing world growth prospects.
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    Why Europe’s Franco-German Engine Is Stalling

    Jean Pisani-Ferry cautions that the two countries' differences are so substantial that a hasty compromise will not suffice.
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    Central Banks Should Slow Down

    Lucrezia Reichlin fears the consequences of excessive interest-rate hikes in the US, the UK, and especially the eurozone.
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    Three Cheers for Hybrid Work

    Pinelopi Koujianou Goldberg thinks the advantages of more flexible labor arrangements outweigh the disadvantages.

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