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Philipp Lepenies

Philipp Lepenies

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Philipp Lepenies is a visiting professor in political science at the Free University of Berlin.

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  1. Why GDP?
    lepenies1_2_Jie Zhao_Corbis_Getty Images_factory workers Jie Zhao/Corbis/Getty Images

    Why GDP?

    Aug 16, 2016 Philipp Lepenies traces the indicator's utility and persistence to political realities, not economic considerations.

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    China as Economic Bogeyman

    Dani Rodrik

    Many Western economists presume that governments are not very good at identifying industries that merit support, and that domestic consumers and taxpayers incur the bulk of the costs. By the same logic, if Chinese policymakers effectively targeted activities where social benefits exceed private benefits, then it is not clear why foreigners should complain.

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