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Shang-Jin Wei

Shang-Jin Wei

Writing for PS since 2015
63 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. Will Trump Benefit from the Attempt on His Life?
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    Will Trump Benefit from the Attempt on His Life?

    Jul 16, 2024 Shang-Jin Wei draws parallels between the attack on Trump and the incident that swayed the 2004 Taiwanese election.

  2. The Global Implications of EU Tariffs on Chinese EVs
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    The Global Implications of EU Tariffs on Chinese EVs

    Jun 19, 2024 Shang-Jin Wei explains how higher levies will affect domestic consumers, Chinese producers, and other countries.

  3. Is India’s Economy Overhyped?
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    Is India’s Economy Overhyped?

    Apr 17, 2024 Shang-Jin Wei argues that the country’s rapid development, while undeniable, conceals deeper structural problems.

  4. The Right Response to China’s Electric-Vehicle Subsidies
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    The Right Response to China’s Electric-Vehicle Subsidies

    Apr 5, 2024 Gernot Wagner & Shang-Jin Wei explains why the United States and the European Union are considering tariffs – and why that’s a bad idea.

  5. How Can the World’s Growth Engine Do Better?
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    How Can the World’s Growth Engine Do Better?

    Jan 5, 2024 Shang-Jin Wei recommends a three-step plan to bolster business confidence and restore China's lost momentum.

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    Europe Must Clamp Down on Russian Oil Flows Through Turkey

    Martin Vladimirov urges policymakers to close the sanctions loophole that allows the Kremlin to sell fossil fuels to the EU.
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    Rebooting the Sustainable Development Goals

    John W. McArthur & Zia Khan urge political, business, and civil-society leaders to foster the big ideas needed to meet the 2030 targets.
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    Is Greece’s Six-Day Work Week a Harbinger?

    Pinelopi Koujianou Goldberg points out that the country is facing the same demographic problem as almost all advanced economies.
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    The Euro and Its Imperial Ancestors

    Victoria Gierok

    At 25, the euro has come of age at a time when European politics is tending toward fragmentation and a renewed emphasis on national sovereignty. To determine whether it will last, it helps to consult the history of earlier common-currency projects.

    draws lessons from earlier experiments with common currencies across disparate polities and economies.
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    Overcoming Political Short-Termism in Latin America

    Eric Parrado envisions independent institutions empowered to devise and implement long-term development-related policies.
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    Iran’s Economy Needs a New Deal with the West

    Djavad Salehi-Isfahani shows that pursuing sanctions relief is the only solution to the country's stagflation.
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    Africa’s Hobbled Hegemons

    Adekeye Adebajo

    In the face of regional turmoil, rising extremism, and heightened geopolitical tensions, Africa urgently needs strong leadership. But its two most significant regional powers, Nigeria and South Africa, are too constrained by domestic challenges to represent Africa’s interests effectively on the world stage.

    examines the causes of political and economic malaise in Nigeria and South Africa.
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    The US Needs a Techno-Industrial Strategy

    Liza Tobin & Addis Goldman outline a three-pronged approach that would entrench American leadership in advanced industries.
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    The Fed Should Not Cut Interest Rates Yet

    Michael R. Strain argues that declaring victory over inflation, while tempting, would be to misread current economic conditions.

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