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Shang-Jin Wei

Shang-Jin Wei

Writing for PS since 2015
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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. haass116_Dilok KlaisatapornGetty Images_uschinaflags Dilok Klaisata/Getty Images

    To the Brink with China

    Richard Haass

    The chances of a Sino-American cold war are far higher today than they were just months ago. Even worse, the chances of an actual war, resulting from an incident involving the countries’ militaries, are also greater.

    thinks the best hope for avoiding a Sino-American cold war is a relationship based on managed competition.
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  2. tyson93_Joe RaedleGetty Images_uscoronavirusunemployment Joe Raedle/Getty Images

    America’s Dual Recession

    Laura Tyson & Lenny Mendonca

    Before COVID-19 shut down entire sectors of the US economy, the US workforce was becoming increasingly polarized along educational, racial, and geographic lines. Now, those trends have been accelerating, underscoring the need for a smart, worker-focused policy response.

    worry that the pandemic is further polarizing the US labor market and the broader economy.
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