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William H. Janeway

William H. Janeway

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William H. Janeway is an affiliated lecturer in economics at the University of Cambridge and author of Doing Capitalism in the Innovation Economy (Cambridge University Press, 2018).

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  1. The Rise of Mesoeconomics
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    The Rise of Mesoeconomics

    May 17, 2024 William H. Janeway explains how a long-neglected field of economic study can be applied to today's most pressing policy challenges.

  2. Is Techno-Monopoly Inevitable?
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    Is Techno-Monopoly Inevitable?

    Apr 5, 2024 William H. Janeway assesses a new theory of “technological market power” and its effects on the modern economy.

  3. The Political Economy of Technology
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    The Political Economy of Technology

    Aug 25, 2023 William H. Janeway considers the impact of technical advances and political power on socioeconomic outcomes over two centuries.

  4. What to Do About Radical Uncertainty
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    What to Do About Radical Uncertainty

    Jul 21, 2023 William H. Janeway describes three approaches to managing the unknowable in markets that demand both efficiency and innovation.

  5. William H. Janeway on state-sponsored innovation, greentech, asset bubbles, and more
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    William H. Janeway on state-sponsored innovation, greentech, asset bubbles, and more

    Mar 7, 2023 William H. Janeway proposes a better approach to innovation-boosting state procurement, explains why financial speculation is vital to technological progress, highlights three recent developments that could transform capitalism, and more.

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    The Economics of Health for All

    Mariana Mazzucato explains why pandemic prevention and preparedness must be embedded in economic policymaking.
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    The Dangerous Incoherence of US Trade Policy

    Stephen S. Roach warns that America’s latest tariffs against China raise the risk of a catastrophic superpower conflict.
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    A New Dawn for US-African Cooperation?

    Vera Songwe identifies three ways that the United States can ultimately help itself by helping the continent.
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    Raghuram G. Rajan and Rohit Lamba on Indian job creation, industrial policy, democracy, and more

    Raghuram G. Rajan & Rohit Lamba argue that India must place the highest priority on creating and owning intellectual property, advocate an alternative to interventionist industrial policies like subsidies, call for the decentralization of Indian governance at every level, and more.
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    The Global Implications of Georgia’s Political Crisis

    Salome Samadashvili

    Borrowing from the Kremlin’s playbook, Bidzina Ivanishvili, Georgia’s de facto ruler, is seeking to eliminate foreign-funded NGOs, suppress independent media, and eradicate the political opposition. His determination to establish an authoritarian regime reflects his harmony of interests with Russian President Vladimir Putin.

    implores the US and Europe to bolster democracy in the country at a make-or-break moment.
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    Read More Summer 2024 Reading List

    PS editors share books that have impressed them lately, and say why you should consider adding them to your summer reading list.
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    Building Resilience in the Developing World

    Erik Berglöf argues for additional financing mechanisms to protect low-income economies against proliferating shocks.
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    Iran’s Succession Crisis Is a Legitimacy Crisis

    Abbas Milani explains why few Iranians within or outside the country truly mourn the death of President Ebrahim Raisi.
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    Central Banks’ New-Old Inflationary Bias

    Kenneth Rogoff explains why policymakers are more likely to risk higher prices during periods of economic uncertainty.

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