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  1. Bjørn Lomborg

    Bjørn Lomborg

    Writing for PS since 2005
    181 Commentaries

    Bjørn Lomborg, a visiting professor at the Copenhagen Business School, is Director of the Copenhagen Consensus Center. His books include The Skeptical Environmentalist, Cool It, How to Spend $75 Billion to Make the World a Better Place, The Nobel Laureates' Guide to the Smartest Targets for the World, and, most recently, Prioritizing Development. In 2004, he was named one of Time magazine's 100 most influential people for his research on the smartest ways to help the world. 

  2. Mark Leonard

    Mark Leonard

    Writing for PS since 2004
    99 Commentaries

    Mark Leonard, Director of the European Council on Foreign Relations, is the author of The Age of Unpeace: How Connectivity Causes Conflict (Bantam Press, 2021).

  3. Philippe Legrain

    Philippe Legrain

    Writing for PS since 2007
    37 Commentaries

    Philippe Legrain, a former economic adviser to the president of the European Commission, is Visiting Senior Fellow at the London School of Economics’ European Institute and the author of Them and Us: How Immigrants and Locals Can Thrive Together (Oneworld, 2020).  

  4. Bernard-Henri Lévy

    Bernard-Henri Lévy

    Writing for PS since 2015
    36 Commentaries

    Bernard-Henri Lévy is one of the founders of the “Nouveaux Philosophes” (New Philosophers) movement. His books include Left in Dark Times: A Stand Against the New Barbarism, American Vertigo: Traveling America in the Footsteps of Tocqueville, and most recently, The Empire and the Five Kings

  5. Zaki Laïdi

    Zaki Laïdi

    Writing for PS since 2012
    32 Commentaries

    Zaki Laïdi, a professor at Sciences Po, is Senior Adviser to the High Representative of the European Union for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy.

  6. Justin Yifu Lin

    Justin Yifu Lin

    Writing for PS since 2009
    28 Commentaries

    Justin Yifu Lin, a former World Bank chief economist, is Dean of the Institute of New Structural Economics and Dean of the Institute of South-South Cooperation and Development at Peking University. 

  7. Keun Lee

    Keun Lee

    Writing for PS since 2021
    16 Commentaries

    Keun Lee, a former vice chair of the National Economic Advisory Council for the President of South Korea and a former president of the International Schumpeter Society, is Professor of Economics at Seoul National University, winner of the 2014 Schumpeter Prize, and the author of China’s Technological Leapfrogging and Economic Catch-up: A Schumpeterian Perspective (Oxford University Press, 2022).

  8. Nicholas Reed Langen

    Nicholas Reed Langen

    Writing for PS since 2019
    14 Commentaries

    Nicholas Reed Langen, a 2021 re:constitution fellow, edits the LSE Public Policy Review and writes on the British constitution for The Justice Gap.

  9. Christine Lagarde

    Christine Lagarde

    Writing for PS since 2009
    14 Commentaries

    Christine Lagarde, former Managing Director of the International Monetary Fund, is President of the European Central Bank. She previously served as France’s finance minister from 2007-2011.

  10. Susan Lund

    Susan Lund

    Writing for PS since 2013
    13 Commentaries

    Susan Lund is a partner at McKinsey & Company and a leader at the McKinsey Global Institute.

  11. Carlos Lopes

    Carlos Lopes

    Writing for PS since 2017
    13 Commentaries

    Carlos Lopes, a professor at the Nelson Mandela School of Public Governance at the University of Cape Town, is a member of the World Resources Institute’s Board and Chair of the African Climate Foundation Board.

  12. Noëlle Lenoir

    Noëlle Lenoir

    Writing for PS since 2002
    13 Commentaries

    Noëlle Lenoir, a former French minister for Europe, is an honorary justice of the French Constitutional Court.

  13. F. Stephen Larrabee

    F. Stephen Larrabee

    Writing for PS since 2007
    11 Commentaries

    F. Stephen Larrabee holds the Distinguished Chair in European Security at the Rand Corporation, and served on the National Security Council staff in the Carter Administration.

  14. Jean-Pierre Lehmann

    Jean-Pierre Lehmann

    Writing for PS since 2001
    10 Commentaries

    Jean-Pierre Lehmann is Emeritus Professor of International Political Economy at IMD, Switzerland, Founder of The Evian Group, and Visiting Professor at Hong Kong University and NIIT University in Neemrana Rajasthan.

  15. Pascal Lamy

    Pascal Lamy

    Writing for PS since 2009
    9 Commentaries

    Pascal Lamy, President of the Paris Peace Forum, is a former director-general of the World Trade Organization and EU trade commissioner.

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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

    For more than two decades, the China Development Forum was a meeting where foreign business, political, and academic leaders could debate the state of the Chinese economy with the country’s highest leaders. But this year’s gathering eschewed open and honest dialogue, in favor of telling only “good stories” about China.

    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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    Europe’s War Jitters

    Shlomo Ben-Ami urges EU member states to prepare for the possibility of the US abandoning its NATO commitments.
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    Governments Must Shape AI’s Future

    Mariana Mazzucato & Fausto Gernone

    As with social media, the incentives around AI are aligned for rent extraction, where large companies, acting as intermediaries, amass profits at others’ expense. Governments urgently need to step in to ensure that the technology is being designed and brought to market in ways that will serve the common good.

    urge policymakers to see themselves as proactive participants in technological innovation and market-making.
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    How Guyana Became Latin America’s Leading Development Lab

    Iván Duque Márquez highlights the current government’s unique approach to managing its renewable and non-renewable resources.
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    Beating Back Populists at the Grassroots

    Sławomir Sierakowski interprets the seemingly mixed results of recent municipal and provincial elections in Poland.

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