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Sean B. Carroll

Sean B. Carroll

Writing for PS since 2016
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Sean B. Carroll is Vice President for Science Education at the Howard Hughes Medical Institute and Professor of Molecular Biology and Genetics at the University of Wisconsin–Madison. His latest book is The Serengeti Rules: The Quest to Discover How Life Works and Why It Matters.

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    A Global Economy Without a Cushion

    Stephen S. Roach

    From 1990 to 2008, annual growth in world trade was fully 82% faster than world GDP growth. Now, however, reflecting the unusually sharp post-crisis slowdown in global trade growth, this cushion has shrunk dramatically, to just 13% over the 2010-19 period, leaving the world economy more vulnerable to all-too-frequent shocks.

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