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  1. Daron Acemoglu

    Daron Acemoglu

    Writing for PS since 2012
    11 Commentaries

    Daron Acemoglu is Professor of Economics at MIT and co-author (with James A. Robinson) of Why Nations Fail: The Origins of Power, Prosperity and Poverty and The Narrow Corridor: States, Societies, and the Fate of Liberty

  2. Robert J. Barro

    Robert J. Barro

    Writing for PS since 2013
    8 Commentaries

    Robert J. Barro is Professor of Economics at Harvard University and a visiting scholar at the American Enterprise Institute. He is co-author (with Rachel M. McCleary) of The Wealth of Religions: The Political Economy of Believing and Belonging.

  3. Kaushik Basu

    Kaushik Basu

    Writing for PS since 2002
    48 Commentaries

    Kaushik Basu, former Chief Economist of the World Bank and former Chief Economic Adviser to the Government of India, is Professor of Economics at Cornell University and Nonresident Senior Fellow at the Brookings Institution.

  4. Shlomo Ben-Ami

    Shlomo Ben-Ami

    Writing for PS since 2006
    157 Commentaries

    Shlomo Ben-Ami, a former Israeli foreign minister, is Vice President of the Toledo International Center for Peace. He is the author of Scars of War, Wounds of Peace: The Israeli-Arab Tragedy.

  5. Carl Bildt

    Carl Bildt

    Writing for PS since 2009
    69 Commentaries

    Carl Bildt was Sweden’s foreign minister from 2006 to 2014 and Prime Minister from 1991 to 1994, when he negotiated Sweden’s EU accession. A renowned international diplomat, he served as EU Special Envoy to the Former Yugoslavia, High Representative for Bosnia and Herzegovina, UN Special Envoy to the Balkans, and Co-Chairman of the Dayton Peace Conference. He is Co-Chair of the European Council on Foreign Relations. 

  6. Michael J. Boskin

    Michael J. Boskin

    Writing for PS since 2009
    65 Commentaries

    Michael J. Boskin is Professor of Economics at Stanford University and Senior Fellow at the Hoover Institution. He was Chairman of George H. W. Bush’s Council of Economic Advisers from 1989 to 1993, and headed the so-called Boskin Commission, a congressional advisory body that highlighted errors in official US inflation estimates.

  7. Ian Buruma

    Ian Buruma

    Writing for PS since 2001
    151 Commentaries

    Ian Buruma is the author of numerous books, including Murder in Amsterdam: The Death of Theo Van Gogh and the Limits of ToleranceYear Zero: A History of 1945, and, most recently,  A Tokyo Romance: A Memoir.

  8. Jorge G. Castañeda

    Jorge G. Castañeda

    Writing for PS since 2004
    68 Commentaries

    Jorge G. Castañeda, Mexico’s Secretary of Foreign Affairs from 2000-2003, is Global Distinguished Professor of Politics and Latin American and Caribbean Studies at New York University.

  9. Brahma Chellaney

    Brahma Chellaney

    Writing for PS since 2009
    117 Commentaries

    Brahma Chellaney, Professor of Strategic Studies at the New Delhi-based Center for Policy Research and Fellow at the Robert Bosch Academy in Berlin, is the author of nine books, including Asian Juggernaut, Water: Asia’s New Battleground, and Water, Peace, and War: Confronting the Global Water Crisis.

  10. Diane Coyle

    Diane Coyle

    9 Commentaries

    Diane Coyle is Professor of Public Policy at the University of Cambridge.  

  11. Howard Davies

    Howard Davies

    Writing for PS since 2009
    65 Commentaries

    Howard Davies, the first chairman of the United Kingdom’s Financial Services Authority (1997-2003), is Chairman of the Royal Bank of Scotland. 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.

  12. J. Bradford DeLong

    J. Bradford DeLong

    Writing for PS since 2002
    210 Commentaries

    J. Bradford DeLong is Professor of Economics at the University of California at Berkeley and a research associate at the National Bureau of Economic Research. 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.

  13. Kemal Derviş

    Kemal Derviş

    Writing for PS since 2003
    93 Commentaries

    Kemal Derviş, former Minister of Economic Affairs of Turkey and former Administrator for the United Nations Development Program (UNDP), is Senior Fellow at the Brookings Institution.

  14. Elizabeth Drew

    Elizabeth Drew

    Writing for PS since 2015
    48 Commentaries

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

  15. Barry Eichengreen

    Barry Eichengreen

    Writing for PS since 2003
    133 Commentaries

    Barry Eichengreen is Professor of Economics at the University of California, Berkeley, and a former senior policy adviser at the International Monetary Fund. His latest book is The Populist Temptation: Economic Grievance and Political Reaction in the Modern Era

  16. Mohamed A. El-Erian

    Mohamed A. El-Erian

    Writing for PS since 2010
    117 Commentaries

    Mohamed A. El-Erian, Chief Economic Adviser at Allianz, the corporate parent of PIMCO where he served as CEO and co-Chief Investment Officer, was Chairman of US President Barack Obama’s Global Development Council. He is President Elect of Queens’ College (Cambridge University), senior adviser at Gramercy, and Part-time Practice Professor at the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania. He previously served as CEO of the Harvard Management Company and Deputy Director at the International Monetary Fund. He was named one of Foreign Policy’s Top 100 Global Thinkers four years running. He is the author, most recently, of The Only Game in Town: Central Banks, Instability, and Avoiding the Next Collapse.

  17. Bill Emmott

    Bill Emmott

    Writing for PS since 2014
    28 Commentaries

    Bill Emmott is a former editor-in-chief of The Economist.

  18. Gareth Evans

    Gareth Evans

    Writing for PS since 2010
    71 Commentaries

    Gareth Evans, former Foreign Minister of Australia (1988-1996) and President of the International Crisis Group (2000-2009), is currently Chancellor of the Australian National University. He co-chairs the New York-based Global Center for the Responsibility to Protect and the Canberra-based Center for Nuclear Non-Proliferation and Disarmament. He is the author of The Responsibility to Protect: Ending Mass Atrocity Crimes Once and For All and co-author of Nuclear Weapons: The State of Play 2015.

  19. Martin Feldstein

    Martin Feldstein

    Writing for PS since 2008
    129 Commentaries

    Martin Feldstein was Professor of Economics at Harvard University and President Emeritus of the National Bureau of Economic Research. He chaired President Ronald Reagan’s Council of Economic Advisers from 1982 to 1984. In 2006, he was appointed to President Bush's Foreign Intelligence Advisory Board, and, in 2009, was appointed to President Obama's Economic Recovery Advisory Board. He was also on the board of directors of the Council on Foreign Relations, the Trilateral Commission, and the Group of 30, a non-profit, international body that seeks greater understanding of global economic issues.

  20. Joschka Fischer

    Joschka Fischer

    Writing for PS since 2006
    161 Commentaries

    Joschka Fischer was German Foreign Minister and Vice Chancellor from 1998-2005, a term marked by Germany's strong support for NATO's intervention in Kosovo in 1999, followed by its opposition to the war in Iraq. Fischer entered electoral politics after participating in the anti-establishment protests of the 1960s and 1970s, and played a key role in founding Germany's Green Party, which he led for almost two decades.

  21. Jeffrey Frankel

    Jeffrey Frankel

    Writing for PS since 2000
    155 Commentaries

    Jeffrey Frankel, Professor of Capital Formation and Growth at Harvard University, previously served as a member of President Bill Clinton’s Council of Economic Advisers. He is a research associate at the US National Bureau of Economic Research, where he is a member of the Business Cycle Dating Committee, the official US arbiter of recession and recovery.

  22. Xiao Geng

    Xiao Geng

    Writing for PS since 2012
    83 Commentaries

    Xiao Geng, President of the Hong Kong Institution for International Finance, is a professor and Director of the Research Institute of Maritime Silk-Road at Peking University HSBC Business School. 

  23. Jayati Ghosh

    Jayati Ghosh

    14 Commentaries

    Jayati Ghosh is Professor of Economics at Jawaharlal Nehru University in New Delhi, Executive Secretary of International Development Economics Associates, and a member of the Independent Commission for the Reform of International Corporate Taxation.

  24. Gita Gopinath

    Gita Gopinath

    Writing for PS since 2012
    12 Commentaries

    Gita Gopinath, Professor of International Studies and Economics at Harvard University, is Chief Economist at the International Monetary Fund and a World Economic Forum Young Global Leader.

  25. Daniel Gros

    Daniel Gros

    Writing for PS since 2005
    125 Commentaries

    Daniel Gros is Director of the Centre for European Policy Studies. 

  26. Richard N. Haass

    Richard N. Haass

    Writing for PS since 2000
    105 Commentaries

    Richard N. Haass, President of the Council on Foreign Relations, previously served as Director of Policy Planning for the US State Department (2001-2003), and was President George W. Bush's special envoy to Northern Ireland and Coordinator for the Future of Afghanistan. He is the author of A World in Disarray: American Foreign Policy and the Crisis of the Old Order.

  27. Koichi Hamada

    Koichi Hamada

    Writing for PS since 2013
    36 Commentaries

    Koichi Hamada is Professor Emeritus at Yale University and a special adviser to Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe.

  28. Ricardo Hausmann

    Ricardo Hausmann

    Writing for PS since 2001
    76 Commentaries

    Ricardo Hausmann, a former minister of planning of Venezuela and former Chief Economist at the Inter-American Development Bank, is a professor at Harvard's John F. Kennedy School of Government and Director of the Harvard Growth Lab.

  29. Christopher R. Hill

    Christopher R. Hill

    Writing for PS since 2010
    101 Commentaries

    Christopher R. Hill, former US Assistant Secretary of State for East Asia, was US Ambassador to Iraq, South Korea, Macedonia, and Poland, a US special envoy for Kosovo, a negotiator of the Dayton Peace Accords, and the chief US negotiator with North Korea from 2005-2009. He is Chief Adviser to the Chancellor for Global Engagement and Professor of the Practice in Diplomacy at the University of Denver, and the author of Outpost.

  30. Harold James

    Harold James

    Writing for PS since 2001
    160 Commentaries

    Harold James is Professor of History and International Affairs at Princeton University and a senior fellow at the Center for International Governance Innovation. A specialist on German economic history and on globalization, he is a co-author of the new book The Euro and The Battle of Ideas, and the author of The Creation and Destruction of Value: The Globalization Cycle, Krupp: A History of the Legendary German Firm, and Making the European Monetary Union.

  31. Keyu Jin

    Keyu Jin

    Writing for PS since 2012
    18 Commentaries

    Keyu Jin, Professor of Economics at the London School of Economics, is a World Economic Forum Young Global Leader.

  32. Simon Johnson

    Simon Johnson

    Writing for PS since 2007
    119 Commentaries

    Simon Johnson, a former chief economist of the IMF, is a professor at MIT Sloan, a senior fellow at the Peterson Institute for International Economics, and co-founder of a leading economics blog, The Baseline Scenario. He is the co-author, with Jonathan Gruber, of Jump-Starting America: How Breakthrough Science Can Revive Economic Growth and the American Dream.

  33. Lee Jong-Wha

    Lee Jong-Wha

    Writing for PS since 2012
    40 Commentaries

    Lee Jong-Wha, Professor of Economics and Director of the Asiatic Research Institute at Korea University, was a senior adviser for international economic affairs to former President Lee Myung-bak of South Korea. His most recent book, co-authored with Harvard’s Robert J. Barro, is Education Matters: Global Schooling Gains from the 19th to the 21st Century.

  34. Zhang Jun

    Zhang Jun

    Writing for PS since 2005
    40 Commentaries

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

  35. Anatole Kaletsky

    Anatole Kaletsky

    Writing for PS since 1995
    66 Commentaries

    Anatole Kaletsky is Chief Economist and Co-Chairman of Gavekal Dragonomics. A former columnist at the Times of London, the International New York Times and the Financial Times, he is the author of Capitalism 4.0: The Birth of a New Economy in the Aftermath of Crisis, which anticipated many of the post-crisis transformations of the global economy. His 1985 book, Costs of Default, became an influential primer for Latin American and Asian governments negotiating debt defaults and restructurings with banks and the IMF.

  36. Nina L. Khrushcheva

    Nina L. Khrushcheva

    Writing for PS since 1997
    112 Commentaries

    Nina L. Khrushcheva is Professor of International Affairs at The New School. Her latest book (with Jeffrey Tayler) is In Putin’s Footsteps: Searching for the Soul of an Empire Across Russia’s Eleven Time Zones.

  37. Yuriko Koike

    Yuriko Koike

    Writing for PS since 2010
    83 Commentaries

    Yuriko Koike, Governor of Tokyo, has been Japan’s defense minister, national security adviser, and a member of the National Diet.

  38. Anne O. Krueger

    Anne O. Krueger

    Writing for PS since 2014
    20 Commentaries

    Anne O. Krueger, a former World Bank chief economist and former first deputy managing director of the International Monetary Fund, is Senior Research Professor of International Economics at the School of Advanced International Studies, Johns Hopkins University, and Senior Fellow at the Center for International Development, Stanford University.

  39. Mark Leonard

    Mark Leonard

    Writing for PS since 2004
    46 Commentaries

    Mark Leonard is Director of the European Council on Foreign Relations.

  40. Bjørn Lomborg

    Bjørn Lomborg

    Writing for PS since 2005
    173 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. 

  41. Bernard-Henri Lévy

    Bernard-Henri Lévy

    Writing for PS since 2015
    35 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

  42. Dalia Marin

    Dalia Marin

    8 Commentaries

    Dalia Marin is Professor of Economics at the University of Munich and a research fellow at the Centre for Economic Policy Research (CEPR).

  43. Mariana Mazzucato

    Mariana Mazzucato

    Writing for PS since 2015
    11 Commentaries

    Mariana Mazzucato is Professor of Economics of Innovation and Public Value and Director of the UCL Institute for Innovation and Public Purpose (IIPP). She is the author of The Value of Everything: Making and Taking in the Global Economy, which was shortlisted for the Financial Times-McKinsey Business Book of the Year Award. 

  44. Dominique Moisi

    Dominique Moisi

    Writing for PS since 2005
    166 Commentaries

    Dominique Moisi is a special adviser at the Institut Montaigne in Paris. He is the author of La Géopolitique des Séries ou le triomphe de la peur.

  45. Dambisa Moyo

    Dambisa Moyo

    Writing for PS since 2013
    17 Commentaries

    Dambisa Moyo is an international economist and author of four New York Times bestselling books. Her most recent book is Edge of Chaos: Why Democracy is Failing to Create Economic Growth and How to Fix It

  46. Joseph S. Nye, Jr.

    Joseph S. Nye, Jr.

    Writing for PS since 2002
    196 Commentaries

    Joseph S. Nye, Jr. is a professor at Harvard University and author of Is the American Century Over? and the forthcoming Do Morals Matter? Presidents and Foreign Policy from FDR to Trump.

  47. Jim O'Neill

    Jim O'Neill

    Writing for PS since 2008
    68 Commentaries

    Jim O’Neill, a former chairman of Goldman Sachs Asset Management and a former UK Treasury Minister, is Chair of Chatham House.

  48. Ana Palacio

    Ana Palacio

    Writing for PS since 2011
    101 Commentaries

    Ana Palacio is former Minister of Foreign Affairs of Spain and former Senior Vice President and General Counsel of the World Bank Group. She is a visiting lecturer at Georgetown University.

  49. Chris Patten

    Chris Patten

    Writing for PS since 2000
    106 Commentaries

    Chris Patten, the last British governor of Hong Kong and a former EU commissioner for external affairs, is Chancellor of the University of Oxford.

  50. Minxin Pei

    Minxin Pei

    Writing for PS since 2006
    57 Commentaries

    Minxin Pei is a professor of government at Claremont McKenna College and a non-resident senior fellow at the German Marshall Fund of the United States.

  51. Jean Pisani-Ferry

    Jean Pisani-Ferry

    Writing for PS since 2010
    102 Commentaries

    Jean Pisani-Ferry, a senior fellow at Bruegel, a Brussels-based think tank, holds the Tommaso Padoa-Schioppa chair at the European University Institute, and is a visiting fellow at the Peterson Institute in Washington, DC.

  52. Raghuram G. Rajan

    Raghuram G. Rajan

    Writing for PS since 2003
    59 Commentaries

    Raghuram G. Rajan, Governor of the Reserve Bank of India from 2013 to 2016, is Professor of Finance at the University of Chicago Booth School of Business and the author, most recently, of The Third Pillar: How Markets and the State Leave the Community Behind.

  53. Lucrezia Reichlin

    Lucrezia Reichlin

    Writing for PS since 2014
    17 Commentaries

    Lucrezia Reichlin, a former director of research at the European Central Bank, is Professor of Economics at the London Business School.

  54. Carmen M. Reinhart

    Carmen M. Reinhart

    Writing for PS since 2014
    39 Commentaries

    Carmen M. Reinhart is Professor of the International Financial System at Harvard's John F. Kennedy School of Government.

  55. Stephen S. Roach

    Stephen S. Roach

    Writing for PS since 2011
    107 Commentaries

    Stephen S. Roach, a faculty member at Yale University and former Chairman of Morgan Stanley Asia, is the author of Unbalanced: The Codependency of America and China.

  56. Dani Rodrik

    Dani Rodrik

    Writing for PS since 1998
    163 Commentaries

    Dani Rodrik, Professor of International Political Economy at Harvard's John F. Kennedy School of Government, is the author of Straight Talk on Trade: Ideas for a Sane World Economy.

  57. Mark Roe

    Mark Roe

    Writing for PS since 2004
    37 Commentaries

    Mark Roe is a professor at Harvard Law School. He is the author of studies of the impact of politics on corporate organization and corporate governance in the United States and around the world.

  58. Kenneth Rogoff

    Kenneth Rogoff

    Writing for PS since 2002
    186 Commentaries

    Kenneth Rogoff, Professor of Economics and Public Policy at Harvard University and recipient of the 2011 Deutsche Bank Prize in Financial Economics, was the chief economist of the International Monetary Fund from 2001 to 2003. He is co-author of This Time is Different: Eight Centuries of Financial Folly and author of The Curse of Cash.

  59. Nouriel Roubini

    Nouriel Roubini

    Writing for PS since 2007
    133 Commentaries

    Nouriel Roubini, a professor at NYU’s Stern School of Business and CEO of Roubini Macro Associates, was Senior Economist for International Affairs in the White House’s Council of Economic Advisers during the Clinton Administration. He has worked for the International Monetary Fund, the US Federal Reserve, and the World Bank.

  60. Jeffrey D. Sachs

    Jeffrey D. Sachs

    Writing for PS since 1995
    307 Commentaries

    Jeffrey D. Sachs, Professor of Sustainable Development and Professor of Health Policy and Management at Columbia University, is Director of Columbia’s Center for Sustainable Development and of the UN Sustainable Development Solutions Network. His books include The End of Poverty, Common Wealth, The Age of Sustainable Development, Building the New American Economy, and most recently, A New Foreign Policy: Beyond American Exceptionalism.

  61. Andrew Sheng

    Andrew Sheng

    Writing for PS since 2011
    92 Commentaries

    Andrew Sheng, Distinguished Fellow of the Asia Global Institute at the University of Hong Kong and a member of the UNEP Advisory Council on Sustainable Finance, is a former chairman of the Hong Kong Securities and Futures Commission, and is currently an adjunct professor at Tsinghua University in Beijing. His latest book is From Asian to Global Financial Crisis.

  62. Robert J. Shiller

    Robert J. Shiller

    Writing for PS since 2003
    126 Commentaries

    Robert J. Shiller, a 2013 Nobel laureate in economics, is Professor of Economics at Yale University and the co-creator of the Case-Shiller Index of US house prices. He is the author of Irrational Exuberance, the third edition of which was published in January 2015, and, most recently, Phishing for Phools: The Economics of Manipulation and Deception, co-authored with George Akerlof. His forthcoming book is Narrative Economics: How Stories Go Viral and Drive Major Economic Events.

  63. Sławomir Sierakowski

    Sławomir Sierakowski

    Writing for PS since 2015
    47 Commentaries

    Sławomir Sierakowski, founder of the Krytyka Polityczna movement, is Director of the Institute for Advanced Study in Warsaw and Senior Fellow at the German Council on Foreign Relations. 

  64. Peter Singer

    Peter Singer

    Writing for PS since 2001
    175 Commentaries

    Peter Singer is Professor of Bioethics at Princeton University, Laureate Professor in the School of Historical and Philosophical Studies at the University of Melbourne, and founder of the non-profit organization The Life You Can Save. His books include Animal Liberation, Practical Ethics, The Ethics of What We Eat (with Jim Mason), Rethinking Life and Death, The Point of View of the Universe, co-authored with Katarzyna de Lazari-Radek, The Most Good You Can Do, Famine, Affluence, and Morality, One World Now, Ethics in the Real World, and Utilitarianism: A Very Short Introduction, also with Katarzyna de Lazari-Radek. In 2013, he was named the world's third "most influential contemporary thinker" by the Gottlieb Duttweiler Institute.

  65. Jaswant Singh

    Jaswant Singh

    Writing for PS since 2010
    53 Commentaries

    Jaswant Singh was the first person to have served as India’s finance minister (1996, 2002-2004), foreign minister (1998-2004), and defense minister (2000-2001). While in office, he launched the first free-trade agreement (with Sri Lanka) in South Asia’s history, initiated India’s most daring diplomatic opening to Pakistan, revitalized relations with the US, and reoriented the Indian military, abandoning its Soviet-inspired doctrines and weaponry for close ties with the West. His most recent book is India at Risk: Mistakes, Misconceptions and Misadventures of Security Policy.

  66. Hans-Werner Sinn

    Hans-Werner Sinn

    Writing for PS since 2002
    89 Commentaries

    Hans-Werner Sinn, Professor of Economics at the University of Munich, was President of the Ifo Institute for Economic Research and serves on the German economy ministry’s Advisory Council. He is the author, most recently, of The Euro Trap: On Bursting Bubbles, Budgets, and Beliefs.

  67. Robert Skidelsky

    Robert Skidelsky

    Writing for PS since 2003
    156 Commentaries

    Robert Skidelsky, a member of the British House of Lords, is Professor Emeritus of Political Economy at Warwick University. The author of a three-volume biography of John Maynard Keynes, he began his political career in the Labour party, became the Conservative Party’s spokesman for Treasury affairs in the House of Lords, and was eventually forced out of the Conservative Party for his opposition to NATO’s intervention in Kosovo in 1999.

  68. Anne-Marie Slaughter

    Anne-Marie Slaughter

    Writing for PS since 2006
    72 Commentaries

    Anne-Marie Slaughter, a former director of policy planning in the US State Department (2009-2011), is CEO of the think tank New America, Professor Emerita of Politics and International Affairs at Princeton University, and the author of Unfinished Business: Women Men Work Family.

  69. Javier Solana

    Javier Solana

    Writing for PS since 2004
    108 Commentaries

    Javier Solana, a former EU High Representative for Foreign and Security Policy, Secretary-General of NATO, and Foreign Minister of Spain, is currently President of the ESADE Center for Global Economy and Geopolitics, Distinguished Fellow at the Brookings Institution, and a member of the World Economic Forum’s Global Agenda Council on Europe.

  70. Michael Spence

    Michael Spence

    Writing for PS since 2008
    120 Commentaries

    Michael Spence, a Nobel laureate in economics, is Professor of Economics at New York University’s Stern School of Business and Senior Fellow at the Hoover Institution. He was the chairman of the independent Commission on Growth and Development, an international body that from 2006-2010 analyzed opportunities for global economic growth, and is the author of The Next Convergence – The Future of Economic Growth in a Multispeed World (Farrar, Straus and Giroux).  

  71. Joseph E. Stiglitz

    Joseph E. Stiglitz

    Writing for PS since 2001
    266 Commentaries

    Joseph E. Stiglitz, University Professor at Columbia University, is the co-winner of the 2001 Nobel Memorial Prize, former chairman of the President’s Council of Economic Advisers, and former Chief Economist of the World Bank. His most recent book is People, Power, and Profits: Progressive Capitalism for an Age of Discontent.

  72. Arvind Subramanian

    Arvind Subramanian

    Writing for PS since 2012
    14 Commentaries

    Arvind Subramanian, a former chief economic adviser to the government of India, is a non-resident senior fellow at the Peterson Institute for International Economics and a visiting lecturer at Harvard's John F. Kennedy School of Government. He is the author of Eclipse: Living in the Shadow of China’s Economic Dominance.

  73. Shashi Tharoor

    Shashi Tharoor

    Writing for PS since 2002
    134 Commentaries

    Shashi Tharoor, a former UN under-secretary-general and former Indian Minister of State for External Affairs and Minister of State for Human Resource Development, is an MP for the Indian National Congress. He is the author of Pax Indica: India and the World of the 21st Century.

  74. Adair Turner

    Adair Turner

    Writing for PS since 2010
    64 Commentaries

    Adair Turner, Chair of the Energy Transitions Commission, was Chair of the UK Financial Services Authority from 2008 to 2012. His latest book is Between Debt and the Devil.

  75. Laura Tyson

    Laura Tyson

    86 Commentaries

    Laura Tyson, a former chair of the US President’s Council of Economic Advisers, is a professor at the University of California, Berkeley's Haas School of Business, a senior adviser at the Rock Creek Group, and a senior external adviser to the McKinsey Global Institute.

  76. Yanis Varoufakis

    Yanis Varoufakis

    Writing for PS since 2015
    58 Commentaries

    Yanis Varoufakis, a former finance minister of Greece, is leader of the MeRA25 party and Professor of Economics at the University of Athens. 

  77. Andrés Velasco

    Andrés Velasco

    Writing for PS since 2001
    96 Commentaries

    Andrés Velasco, a former presidential candidate and finance minister of Chile, is Dean of the School of Public Policy at the London School of Economics and Political Science. He is the author of numerous books and papers on international economics and development, and has served on the faculty at Harvard, Columbia, and New York Universities. 

  78. Guy Verhofstadt

    Guy Verhofstadt

    Writing for PS since 2011
    43 Commentaries

    Guy Verhofstadt, a former Belgian prime minister, is President of the Alliance of Liberals and Democrats for Europe Group (ALDE) in the European Parliament and the author of Europe’s Last Chance: Why the European States Must Form a More Perfect Union.

  79. Shang-Jin Wei

    Shang-Jin Wei

    Writing for PS since 2015
    19 Commentaries

    Shang-Jin Wei, former Chief Economist of the Asian Development Bank, is Professor of Finance and Economics at Columbia University. 

  80. Ngaire Woods

    Ngaire Woods

    Writing for PS since 2013
    28 Commentaries

    Ngaire Woods is Dean of the Blavatnik School of Government at the University of Oxford.

  81. Yu Yongding

    Yu Yongding

    50 Commentaries

    Yu Yongding, a former president of the China Society of World Economics and director of the Institute of World Economics and Politics at the Chinese Academy of Social Sciences, served on the Monetary Policy Committee of the People’s Bank of China from 2004 to 2006. 

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    Time to Bite the Bullet in Syria

    Carl Bildt

    US President Donald Trump's impulsive decision to pull American troops out of northern Syria and allow Turkey to launch a military campaign against the Kurds there has proved utterly disastrous. But a crisis was already inevitable, given the realities on the ground and the absence of a coherent US or Western policy in Syria.

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