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Shang-Jin Wei

Shang-Jin Wei

Writing for PS since 2015
50 commentaries
1 videos & podcasts

Shang-Jin Wei, a former chief economist at the Asian Development Bank, is Professor of Finance and Economics at Columbia Business School and Columbia University’s School of International and Public Affairs. 

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  1. Liz Truss vs. the Bank of England
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    Liz Truss vs. the Bank of England

    Oct 6, 2022 Shang-Jin Wei explains how UK policymakers can prevent a financial crisis by helping pensioners and homeowners.

  2. The Risk of Competitive Interest-Rate Hikes
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    The Risk of Competitive Interest-Rate Hikes

    Sep 8, 2022 Shang-Jin Wei warns that the major central banks' uncoordinated interest-rate hikes make a global recession more likely.

  3. The Inflationary Consequences of Deglobalization
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    The Inflationary Consequences of Deglobalization

    Jul 13, 2022 Shang-Jin Wei & Tao Wang urge policymakers to pay closer attention to the structural factors driving rapid price growth.

  4. Three Better Alternatives to Biden’s Gasoline Tax Holiday
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    Three Better Alternatives to Biden’s Gasoline Tax Holiday

    Jun 27, 2022 Shang-Jin Wei highlights the economic drawbacks of the president’s proposed suspension of the US federal levy.

  5. Making Higher Oil Prices a Win for American Households
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    Making Higher Oil Prices a Win for American Households

    Jun 22, 2022 Shang-Jin Wei proposes a two-part export policy to help alleviate inflationary pressures on US households.

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    Germany’s Emerging War Economy

    Dalia Marin outlines how the country can transform its economy and help Europe achieve strategic autonomy.
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    Japan’s Post-Abe Trust Crisis

    Akira Kawamoto explains how Fumio Kishida’s embattled government can regain public confidence and boost economic growth.
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    Liz Truss vs. the Bank of England

    Shang-Jin Wei explains how UK policymakers can prevent a financial crisis by helping pensioners and homeowners.
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    What’s Happened to China’s Economy?

    Zhang Jun worries that weakened incentives for local-government policy innovation are undermining dynamism and growth.
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    Women, Life, Freedom, and the Left

    Slavoj Žižek

    Four recent global news stories have revealed the varieties of women’s empowerment, showing how the politics of sex and gender can either challenge or reinforce existing power structures. For Western liberals, understanding these dynamics will be crucial to beating back the new right.

    shows how four recent news events highlight the failings of Western progressives to counter the far right.
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    Toward a Progressive Economic Agenda

    Mariana Mazzucato offers a five-pronged policy blueprint for the left to counter populism and recover electoral relevance.
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    The Gorbachev Diagnosis

    Daniel Yergin revisits a 2001 interview with the former Soviet leader to consider where things went awry for Russia.
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    The Canary in the Inflation Coal Mine

    Jonathan D. Ostry explains why central banks should pay much greater attention to shipping costs.
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    The Crumbling Nuclear Taboo

    Beatrice Fihn urges countries to refrain from responding to Russia's nuclear threats with nuclear threats of their own.

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