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Yuen Yuen Ang

Yuen Yuen Ang

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Yuen Yuen Ang, Associate Professor of Political Science at the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, is the author of How China Escaped the Poverty Trap and China's Gilded Age.

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  1. Can Xi End China's Gilded Age?
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    Can Xi End China's Gilded Age?

    Sep 21, 2021 Yuen Yuen Ang draws parallels between today’s China and America during its Gilded Age of wealth and corruption.

  2. An Interview with Yuen Yuen Ang
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    An Interview with Yuen Yuen Ang

    Mar 9, 2021 Yuen Yuen Ang shows how the US can become a more formidable competitor to China, warns against false dichotomies in US-China relations, and proposes a more nuanced approach to measuring corruption.

  3. Can America Lead Again?
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    Can America Lead Again?

    Jan 12, 2021 Yuen Yuen Ang says the Trump administration's attacks on China were as much about globalization as about China itself.

  4. The False Dichotomy of Autocracy and Democracy
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    The False Dichotomy of Autocracy and Democracy

    Oct 28, 2020 Yuen Yuen Ang warns against simplistic analyses of today's great-power rivalry between China and the United States.

  5. The Four Paths of US-China Relations
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    The Four Paths of US-China Relations

    Aug 28, 2020 Yuen Yuen Ang considers the possibility that either or both countries could experience a change in leadership.

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    The ECB Has Been Driving EU Inflation

    Hans-Werner Sinn explains how the European Central Bank has contributed to soaring prices, including for energy.
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    The Populist Climate Threat

    Izabella Teixeira, et al. warn that right-wing nationalists and other political opportunists could normalize inaction.
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    Britain Is Not an Emerging Market – Yet

    Kenneth Rogoff considers the implications of the new government’s poorly received economic-policy package.
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    When the Fed Stops Trying

    J. Bradford DeLong worries that the world's most important central bank is no longer looking for an optimal policy path.
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    No Security Without Climate Security

    Anne-Marie Slaughter explains why US policymakers need to focus more closely on global warming as an existential threat.
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    Development, Decarbonization, and Dumb Landowners

    Ricardo Hausmann argues that governments must manage natural resources more effectively to promote green growth.
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    The Trade Agenda Today

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    Recent global developments have shown what is at stake when trade becomes less open and transparent. To assess the current state of the international trading system and what lies in store for it, Anne O. Krueger queries World Trade Organization Director-General Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala about the biggest challenges facing her organization.

    about the challenges facing her organization.
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    King Dollar

    In recent weeks, the US dollar has reached 20-year highs against key foreign currencies, and all-time highs against the Chinese renminbi and the British pound. What is sustaining the greenback’s surge, and what are its most significant consequences?

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    The US Inflation Bonanza for Sovereign Debtors

    Gautam Nair & Federico Sturzenegger identify the big winners of a shock that is diluting mountains of debt around the world.

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