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Yuen Yuen Ang

Yuen Yuen Ang

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Yuen Yuen Ang, Professor of Political Economy at Johns Hopkins University, is the author of How China Escaped the Poverty Trap (Cornell University Press, 2016) and China’s Gilded Age (Cambridge University Press, 2020).

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  1. The Moral of the China Story
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    The Moral of the China Story

    Dec 11, 2023 Yuen Yuen Ang explains why the world’s second-largest economy has gone from being a model to a warning in just six years.

  2. The False Choice Between Neoliberalism and Interventionism
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    The False Choice Between Neoliberalism and Interventionism

    Apr 18, 2023 Yuen Yuen Ang calls on policymakers to think more creatively about how to accelerate economic development.

  3. Is China Back?
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    Is China Back?

    Jan 17, 2023 Yuen Yuen Ang thinks the success of post-COVID economic reopening will prove short-lived without political reforms.

  4. 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.

  5. 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.

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    The US Is Jeopardizing the Open Internet

    Natalie Dunleavy Campbell & Stan Adams condemn America’s apparent decision to abandon its role as a champion of a free digital domain.
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    How to Finance Higher Education in Africa

    Célestin Monga proposes a mix of several funding streams to improve access to high-quality colleges and universities.
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    Catalytic Capital Holds the Key to Southeast Asia’s Green Transition

    Kitty Bu & Stefanie Fairholme highlight the potential role of early-stage funding in advancing the region’s decarbonization efforts.
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    Which AI Risks Matter?

    Edoardo Campanella

    To prevent humanity from ever being demoted to the status of gorillas by a highly advanced artificial intelligence, most AI experts agree that we must retain control over the technology. But with developers racing to achieve the next breakthrough and gain market share, that may be easier said than done.

    considers three leading experts’ assessments of the technology’s future capabilities and their implications.
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    Europe Must Defend Itself

    Donald Trump – who spent his presidency lambasting NATO – recently suggested that he would encourage Russian aggression against NATO allies that had not met their commitment to spend 2% of GDP on defense. With Trump vying for another term in the White House – and the Ukraine war still raging on the European Union’s doorstep – EU countries can no longer ignore the difficult but essential task of taking charge of their own security.

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    Making the Most of FDI

    Keun Lee considers what it takes to convert foreign investment into growth, development, and technological upgrading.
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    Explaining Americans’ Pessimism About a Strong Economy

    Jeffrey Frankel considers possible reasons for the disconnect between economic performance and public perceptions.
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    Sharing the Tech Wealth

    Diane Coyle urges investment in digital public infrastructure to curb the adverse effects of market power.
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    The WTO’s FDI Challenge

    Karl P. Sauvant urges the World Trade Organization’s members to adopt the new Investment Facilitation for Development Agreement.

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