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Zhang Jun

Zhang Jun

Writing for PS since 2005
57 commentaries

Zhang Jun, Dean of the School of Economics at Fudan University, is Director of the China Center for Economic Studies, a Shanghai-based think tank.

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  1. The State Legacy of China’s Success
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    The State Legacy of China’s Success

    Dec 6, 2022 Zhang Jun explains why Western scholars should pay more attention to the crucial role of the state.

  2. What’s Happened to China’s Economy?
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    What’s Happened to China’s Economy?

    Oct 5, 2022 Zhang Jun worries that weakened incentives for local-government policy innovation are undermining dynamism and growth.

  3. Why Might China Avoid Strong Inflation?
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    Why Might China Avoid Strong Inflation?

    Aug 3, 2022 Zhang Jun worries that a new round of stimulus to bolster disappointing economic growth could drive up the price level.

  4. What Justifies China’s Zero-COVID Policy?
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    What Justifies China’s Zero-COVID Policy?

    May 18, 2022 Zhang Jun defends the goals and principles underpinning a strategy that has led to a six-week lockdown in Shanghai.

  5. China's Hedge Against Geopolitical Shock
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    China's Hedge Against Geopolitical Shock

    Mar 14, 2022 Zhang Jun explains why domestic policies, rather than US measures, will determine the economy's trajectory.

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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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    PS Commentators Respond: Could the “Chinese Century” Belong to India?

    From demographics to trade to GDP growth, China is currently struggling precisely where India seems to be thriving. At a time when the global economy’s center of gravity is shifting to Asia, we asked PS commentators whether India’s rising star will soon outshine China’s.

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    Why Industrial Policy Is Back

    Ricardo Hausmann explains why economic theory has finally begun to catch up with centuries of economic practice.
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    Patriots in Name Only

    Richard K. Sherwin considers the implications of the Republican Party's challenge to the state's power to make and enforce law.
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    Assassinated Are the Peacemakers?

    Nina L. Khrushcheva highlights the grave risks that Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky would incur by negotiating with Russia.

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