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  1. J. Bradford DeLong

    J. Bradford DeLong

    Writing for PS since 2002
    255 Commentaries

    J. Bradford DeLong, Professor of Economics at the University of California, Berkeley, is a research associate at the National Bureau of Economic Research and the author of Slouching Towards Utopia: An Economic History of the Twentieth Century (Basic Books, 2022). He was Deputy Assistant US Treasury Secretary during the Clinton Administration, where he was heavily involved in budget and trade negotiations. His role in designing the bailout of Mexico during the 1994 peso crisis placed him at the forefront of Latin America’s transformation into a region of open economies, and cemented his stature as a leading voice in economic-policy debates.

  2. Kemal Derviş

    Kemal Derviş

    Writing for PS since 2003
    122 Commentaries

    Kemal Derviş, a former minister of economic affairs of Turkey and administrator for the United Nations Development Programme, is a senior fellow at the Brookings Institution.

  3. Howard Davies

    Howard Davies

    Writing for PS since 2009
    88 Commentaries

    Howard Davies, the first chairman of the United Kingdom’s Financial Services Authority (1997-2003), is Chairman of NatWest Group. He was Director of the London School of Economics (2003-11) and served as Deputy Governor of the Bank of England and Director-General of the Confederation of British Industry.

  4. Elizabeth Drew

    Elizabeth Drew

    Writing for PS since 2015
    77 Commentaries

    Elizabeth Drew is a Washington-based journalist and the author, most recently, of Washington Journal: Reporting Watergate and Richard Nixon's Downfall.

  5. Esther Dyson

    Esther Dyson

    Writing for PS since 2000
    74 Commentaries

    Esther Dyson, Chairman of EDventure Holdings, is an entrepreneur and angel investor concentrating on emerging markets and technologies. She is a board member of numerous companies, including 23andMe, Eventful, Meetup, NewspaperDirect, Voxiva, WPP Group, XCOR Aerospace, and Yandex, and was an early investor in such notable start-ups as Evernote, Flickr, Mashery, Medstory, Omada Health, and Square.

  6. Rüdiger Dornbusch

    Rüdiger Dornbusch

    Writing for PS since 1995
    60 Commentaries

    Rüdiger Dornbusch was Professor of Economics at MIT.

  7. Ralf Dahrendorf

    Ralf Dahrendorf

    Writing for PS since 1999
    57 Commentaries

    Ralf Dahrendorf (1929-2009), was the author of numerous acclaimed books and a European Commissioner from Germany, member of the British House of Lords, Director of the London School of Economics, and Warden of St. Antony's College, Oxford.

  8. Ian Davidson

    Ian Davidson

    Writing for PS since 1996
    37 Commentaries

    Ian Davidson is an adviser to, and a columnist for, the European Policy Centre, Brussels. A former columnist for the Financial Times, his most recent book is Voltaire in Exile.

  9. Ishac Diwan

    Ishac Diwan

    Writing for PS since 2013
    25 Commentaries

    Ishac Diwan is Research Director at the Finance for Development Lab.

  10. Angus Deaton

    Angus Deaton

    Writing for PS since 2015
    19 Commentaries

    Angus Deaton, the 2015 Nobel laureate in economics, is Professor Emeritus of Economics and International Affairs at the Princeton School of Public and International Affairs, Presidential Professor of Economics at the University of Southern California, and co-author of Deaths of Despair and the Future of Capitalism (Princeton University Press, 2020).

  11. Graciana del Castillo

    Graciana del Castillo

    Writing for PS since 2000
    14 Commentaries

    Graciana del Castillo was a Uruguayan-American economist and a political and economic risk analyst. As a director of Latin American sovereign ratings at Standard & Poor’s, she led the upgrade of Mexico’s credit rating to investment grade in 2002.

  12. Donna Dickenson

    Donna Dickenson

    Writing for PS since 2008
    13 Commentaries

    Donna Dickenson, Emeritus Professor of Medical Ethics and Humanities at the University of London, is the author of Me Medicine vs. We Medicine.

  13. Hugo Drochon

    Hugo Drochon

    Writing for PS since 2016
    12 Commentaries

    Hugo Drochon, Assistant Professor of Political Theory at the University of Nottingham, is the author of Nietzsche’s Great Politics (Princeton University Press, 2016).

  14. Vishakha N. Desai

    Vishakha N. Desai

    Writing for PS since 2007
    10 Commentaries

    Vishakha N. Desai is President of the Asia Society.

  15. Camila Villard Duran

    Camila Villard Duran

    Writing for PS since 2014
    9 Commentaries

    Camila Villard Duran is Associate Professor of Law at ESSCA School of Management.

  1. jlevy3_MANDEL NGANAFP via Getty Images_imfworldbankmeetings Mandel Ngan/AFP via Getty Images

    The Bretton Woods Institutions We Need

    Joaquim Levy, et al. explain how the International Monetary Fund and the World Bank can rise to current global challenges.
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    The World Cannot Afford to Ignore the Poorest Countries

    Indermit Gill & M. Ayhan Kose warn that a growing gap between the world’s haves and have-nots will undercut global goals.
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    The World Is Still on Fire

    Lawrence H. Summers & N.K. Singh

    For the last several years, world leaders have made big promises and laid out bold plans to mitigate the climate crisis and help the neediest countries adapt. At this year's World Bank/IMF Spring Meetings, they must demonstrate that they can fulfill these promises, rather than simply touting new ones.

    think policymakers need to get four things right to shore up the credibility of the international system.
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    Israel Must End the Gaza War

    Dennis Ross

    With the exception of the extreme right, no one in Israel wants to be stuck in Gaza, responsible for 2.4 million Palestinians, and facing a likely insurgency. Israel can end this war soon and save those hostages who are still alive, having demilitarized Gaza and set the stage for an alternative to Hamas.

    thinks the only strategic objective that matters is close – or close enough – to being met.
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    A Weak, Uneven Global Recovery

    Eswar Prasad & Caroline Smiltneks explain why domestic political divisions and inflationary pressures jeopardize current market optimism.
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    Will Cambridge Support Free Speech?

    Peter Singer examines the university’s ongoing case against Nathan Cofnas, a research fellow who advocates “race realism.”
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    Can China Get Out of Its Rut?

    China’s authorities have powerful economic-policy levers at their disposal to achieve their 5% growth target this year and put the economy on a more sustainable long-term growth path. But several trends – from the shift toward state capitalism to population aging to the loss of goodwill between Chinese and Americans – could thwart China’s ambition to join the ranks of high-income countries by mid-century.

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    China Stifles Its Own Debate

    Stephen S. Roach bemoans the transformation of the country’s most important platform for open dialogue into a schmooze-fest.
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    Leaving Africa’s Colonial-Era Currency Will Be Hard, But May Be Wise

    Peter Doyle considers how exiting the CFA franc zone could benefit Burkina Faso, Mali, and Niger, despite the challenges.

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