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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. 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.

  2. 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.

  3. 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.

  4. 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.

  5. 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.

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    A Subsidy War Without Winners

    Andrés Velasco calls on policymakers to avoid petty conflicts and work together to encourage green investments.
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    Japan’s New Security Posture Is Abe’s Legacy

    Taniguchi Tomohiko explains how the government’s ambitious defense agenda expands on the late prime minister’s ideas.
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    For the Common Good

    Mariana Mazzucato outlines a new governance model for ensuring a fairer distribution of agency, risk, and reward.
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    Helping Middle-Income Energy Exporters Kick the Fossil-Fuel Habit

    Carlos Lopes explains what it will take for resource-rich economies to diversify and develop new revenue sources.
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    The New European Frontier

    Giulio Boccaletti

    Given this summer's climate-driven disasters, one might think that the European political system would be devising comprehensive adaptation plans. But, despite some steps in the right direction, Europeans are only just waking up to the constitutional implications of a changing physical environment.

    thinks a changing climate will force the European Union finally to embrace its political nature.
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    The Poverty of Anti-Capitalism

    Harold James considers recent arguments against markets, globalization, and growth, finding them to be deeply flawed.
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    How Not to Fight Inflation

    Joseph E. Stiglitz sees little upside and much downside to further monetary-policy tightening by the US Federal Reserve.
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    Who Is Part of the Free World?

    Anne-Marie Slaughter urges US President Joe Biden to abandon a phrase that is better left in the twentieth century.
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    Realism About Techno-Optimism

    Gernot Wagner laments that public debate about climate solutions is long on political grandstanding and short on nuance.

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