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Zhang Jun

Zhang Jun

Writing for PS since 2005
55 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. 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.

  2. 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.

  3. 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.

  4. Why China Continues to Rise
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    Why China Continues to Rise

    Dec 17, 2021 Zhang Jun shows how the country’s large population will enable it to continue to thrive in the future.

  5. The Neglected Sources of China's Economic Resilience
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    The Neglected Sources of China's Economic Resilience

    Oct 4, 2021 Zhang Jun argues that the entrepreneurial impulse driving the economy's development remains strong.

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    The Cost of the Fed’s Challenged Credibility

    Mohamed A. El-Erian interprets the latest market tumult as the price of delaying monetary-policy tightening for too long.
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    Core Dangers for the Fed and China

    Stephen S. Roach

    Just as a fixation on core inflation can mislead central banks, as it has done with the US Federal Reserve, the power of a “core leader” like China’s Xi Jinping is a recipe for misdirected and ultimately unsustainable policy regimes. The very notion of a core adds a false sense of precision when addressing complex problems.

    thinks the US central bank and Chinese governance share a conceptual weakness leading to major policy blunders.
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    Amazon’s Satanic Mills

    Antara Haldar sees recent unionization efforts as a welcome response to an unethical and inhumane business model.
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    Asia’s Captive Market for Migrant Labor

    M. Niaz Asadullah highlights how an entrenched alliance of politicians, bureaucrats, and business elites is exploiting workers.
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    In Search of a Development Plan for Asia

    Andrew Sheng & Xiao Geng argue that bottom-up institutions – not top-down strategies – are the key to regional integration.
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    Giorgia Meloni’s Moment

    Bill Emmott sees little difference between the Brothers of Italy’s program and that of recent right-wing governments.
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    America’s Education Emergency

    Michael R. Strain calls for urgent action to make up for pandemic learning loss in light of dismal new test scores.
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    God Save the Pound?

    Andrés Velasco explains why sterling is plummeting when economic theory says it should be soaring.
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    Preparing for the Long War

    Mark Leonard thinks Europeans should plan for a prolonged conflict despite Ukraine’s recent gains.

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