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Yu Yongding

Yu Yongding

Writing for PS since 2010
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Yu Yongding, a former president of the China Society of World Economics and director of the Institute of World Economics and Politics at the Chinese Academy of Social Sciences, served on the Monetary Policy Committee of the People’s Bank of China from 2004 to 2006. 

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  1. China’s Fiscal Challenges
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    China’s Fiscal Challenges

    Oct 24, 2022 Yu Yongding highlights two barriers to the effective implementation of growth-enhancing infrastructure investment.

  2. The Importance of Asian Financial Cooperation
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    The Importance of Asian Financial Cooperation

    Aug 25, 2022 Yu Yongding makes the case for deeper regional engagement and market integration among the ASEAN+3 economies.

  3. America’s External Sustainability Is at Risk
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    America’s External Sustainability Is at Risk

    Jul 4, 2022 Yu Yongding worries that the United States’ long record of easily servicing its massive debts might be coming to an end.

  4. America Has Stopped Playing by the Monetary Rules
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    America Has Stopped Playing by the Monetary Rules

    Apr 27, 2022 Yu Yongding considers the long-run implications of the US decision to freeze Russia's official foreign-exchange reserves.

  5. China's Real-Estate Balancing Act
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    China's Real-Estate Balancing Act

    Feb 21, 2022 Yu Yongding considers how the country can mitigate property-sector risks without sacrificing robust GDP growth.

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    Let the WTO Referee Carbon Border Taxes

    Jeffrey Frankel shows how a revived World Trade Organization can play a central role in combating climate change.
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    Elon Musk’s Not-so-Hidden Agenda

    Jason Stanley thinks the mogul's takeover of Twitter reflects his interest in destroying all democratic information spaces.
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    Saadia Zahidi on government spending, debt distress, the Iran protests, and more

    Saadia Zahidi argues that social-safety nets must be customized and targeted to ensure efficiency, advocates a more responsible approach to deficit reduction and fiscal consolidation, describes the complex recipe for helping countries reap the benefits of greater female labor-force participation, and more.
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    The Birth of a New International Order

    Joschka Fischer sees global great-power relations taking shape around a Sino-American dominated pentarchy.
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    The World Cup Syndrome

    Raj Persaud reflects on the effects that loving the “beautiful game” can have on one’s health and finances.
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    Rebooting the World Bank

    Suma Chakrabarti & Chris Humphrey outline key reforms that could help the institution regain the trust of developing countries.
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    No Easy Exit from Zero-COVID

    S. Alex Yang & Angela Huyue Zhang propose a strategy for loosening China's pandemic restrictions without triggering a nationwide health crisis.
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    Faking It, Making It, Losing It

    Harold James

    The spectacular rise and fall of FTX and its founder Sam Bankman-Fried were driven by effective marketing, trickery, and financial speculation. In that, they bear a striking resemblance to the disastrous eighteenth-century experiment that fueled the Mississippi Company bubble and created the template for all future Ponzi schemes.

    draws parallels between the FTX collapse and economist John Law’s infamous eighteenth-century scheme in France.
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    The Regulators’ Revolt

    Howard Davies traces the rise and fall of the UK government's recent effort to wield the power to rewrite financial rules.

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