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Sergei Guriev

Sergei Guriev

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Sergei Guriev, Provost and Professor of Economics at Sciences Po, is the co-author (with Daniel Treisman) of Spin Dictators: The Changing Face of Tyranny in the 21st Century (Princeton University Press, 2022).

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  1. The Russia Sanctions Are Working
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    The Russia Sanctions Are Working

    Aug 22, 2023 Sergei Guriev examines the country's rapidly deteriorating fiscal outlook in the wake of the ruble's latest tumble.

  2. Sergei Guriev on Putin, populism, Chinese repression, and more
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    Sergei Guriev on Putin, populism, Chinese repression, and more

    Feb 7, 2023 Sergei Guriev assesses the strength of the Russian president’s grip on power, predicts that Xi Jinping’s embrace of personalist rule will lead to policy missteps, urges the West to pursue a strategy of “adversarial engagement” toward modern dictators, and more.

  3. The Return of the End of History
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    The Return of the End of History

    Dec 12, 2022 Sergei Guriev sees Russia's failing war as an exception that proves the rule that liberal democracy beats the alternatives.

  4. Disquiet on the Western Front
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    Disquiet on the Western Front

    Nov 10, 2022 Sergei Guriev calls attention to the threat of autocratic influence peddling in democratic capitals.

  5. Europe’s Oil Embargo Is Not Enough
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    Europe’s Oil Embargo Is Not Enough

    Jun 3, 2022 Sergei Guriev makes the case for the immediate imposition of a price cap on Russian crude.

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    Making Sense of Society

    Michael Spence

    A 2022 book argues that the only effective responses to government or market deficiencies come from civil society. When society is “malfunctioning” – for example, owing to deep polarization or fragmentation – that response mechanism is disrupted, and can even stop working altogether.

    considers why a healthy civil society is crucial to good governance and inclusive prosperity.
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    Shock Therapy Killed Navalny

    Antara Haldar argues that while Vladimir Putin bears responsibility, so do the economic policies that put him in power.
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    Putin’s Silk Road Around Sanctions

    Robin Brooks & Simon Johnson urge Europe and the G7 to stop the re-export of Western goods to Russia from Central Asia and the Caucasus.
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    To Fight Climate Change, End Fossil-Fuel Subsidies

    Günther Thallinger & Ludovic Subran urge policymakers to recognize the true costs of a policy that harms the planet and does not help the poor.
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    Banking on the World Bank’s Knowledge

    Wempi Saputra identifies three areas in which the organization’s client countries could use more guidance.
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    The Algorithm and Its Discontents

    Mariana Mazzucato & Ilan Strauss

    Deploying algorithms to maximize user engagement is how Big Tech firms maximize shareholder value, with short-term profits often overriding longer-term business objectives. Now that AI is poised to supercharge the platform economy, new rules and governance structures are urgently needed to safeguard the public.

    propose five principles to ensure that the digital economy serves the public good before short-term profit.
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    Judgment Days for Democracy

    Nicholas Reed Langen suspects that judges will play an increasingly central role in protecting democracy against populist assaults.
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    A Global Cash-Transfer Fund Could End Extreme Poverty

    Cina Lawson & Rory Stewart show that the conditions are ripe for deploying lump-sum payments to the world’s poorest people.
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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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