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Pinelopi Koujianou Goldberg

Pinelopi Koujianou Goldberg

Writing for PS since 2019
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Pinelopi Koujianou Goldberg, a former World Bank Group chief economist and editor-in-chief of the American Economic Review, is Professor of Economics at Yale University.

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  1. Why Are Americans Dissatisfied Despite a Strong Economy?
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    Why Are Americans Dissatisfied Despite a Strong Economy?

    Jan 19, 2024 Pinelopi Koujianou Goldberg examines several possible explanations for the Biden administration’s counterintuitively low public approval.

  2. What Economics Was Missing
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    What Economics Was Missing

    Nov 21, 2023 Pinelopi Koujianou Goldberg highlights two especially relevant insights from the recipient of this year’s Nobel Prize.

  3. Protectionism Started the Geopolitical Fire
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    Protectionism Started the Geopolitical Fire

    Sep 19, 2023 Pinelopi Koujianou Goldberg considers the role that tariffs have played in undermining global cooperation and driving conflict.

  4. An Immigration Wake-Up Call
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    An Immigration Wake-Up Call

    Jul 19, 2023 Pinelopi Koujianou Goldberg urges policymakers in the rich world to embrace the inevitability of increased economic migration.

  5. The Climate Elephants in the Room
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    The Climate Elephants in the Room

    May 19, 2023 Pinelopi Koujianou Goldberg thinks the best strategy is to focus on the few countries that account for most of the problem.

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    The Drums of US-China Cyber War

    Stephen S. Roach worries that irrational Sinophobia has become America's new bipartisan political orthodoxy.
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    Japan as Number Four

    Takatoshi Ito hopes the news that the economy has slipped from third place globally will serve as a wake-up call.
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    The Financial March to War

    Harold James explains how currency wars and speculation could feature in today’s great-power conflicts.
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    A Stablecoin Pilot in China?

    Andrew Sheng & Xiao Geng see an opportunity in Hong Kong’s efforts to establish a regulatory regime for issuers of the cryptoasset.
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    The War for the West

    Ivan Krastev interviewed by Sławomir Sierakowski

    Although the events of the last two years amount to a clear strategic failure for Russian President Vladimir Putin, it is equally clear that the West became overly confident after Ukraine's battlefield successes in 2022. Now, a strategic re-calibration may be in order.

    about the conflict in Ukraine and the challenges facing Western democracies in a changing world.
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    An Antidote to the Polarization Poison

    Ngaire Woods suggests how policymakers can foster a sense of solidarity among people of different political creeds.
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    How America’s CHIPS Act Hurts Taiwan

    Chang-Tai Hsieh, et al. worry that US inducements are luring the world’s top semiconductor manufacturer down a dead end.
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    Will the US Economy Drive Global Growth this Year?

    Mohamed A. El-Erian

    Despite rosy forecasts, the US economy faces powerful headwinds that call into question its ability to serve as the world’s main growth driver. These challenges are compounded by domestic and geopolitical uncertainties that have not been reflected in market valuations and economic assessments.

    explains why economists and investors are far too optimistic about America’s near-term prospects.
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    The US Is Jeopardizing the Open Internet

    Natalie Dunleavy Campbell & Stan Adams condemn America’s apparent decision to abandon its role as a champion of a free digital domain.

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