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Saïd Amir Arjomand

Saïd Amir Arjomand

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Saïd Amir Arjomand, the founder of the Association for the Study of Persianate Societies, is Professor of Sociology and Director of the Stony Brook Institute for Global Studies at the State University of New York at Stony Brook.

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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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