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Curated by Project Syndicate

Martin Feldstein (1939 – 2019)

7 commentaries

Martin Feldstein, a professor of economics at Harvard, a former chairman of the White House Council of Economic Advisers, and a monthly Project Syndicate commentator since 2008, was one of the most accomplished economists of his generation. In his last commentary for PS (the top link below), Feldstein examined the ongoing dispute between the United States and China over trade and technology.

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    Saving America’s Public Pensions

    Ben Meng

    Although the plight of major US public pension funds is nothing new, the gap between actual and assumed returns is widening faster than ever, owing to today's ultra-low interest rates. But these funds also have inherent advantages that, if used wisely, can place them on a much sounder financial footing.

    explains how struggling institutional investors can meet their goals in today's financial environment.
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    Britain’s Vaccine Gamble

    Sanjeev Krishna & Yolanda Augustin

    During the pandemic, the UK has led the way in studying pharmaceutical interventions, with well-designed randomized controlled studies enabling vast improvements in patient care globally. Yet, by deciding to increase the gap between vaccine doses, the country's government has effectively abandoned this evidence-based approach. 

    consider the risks of delaying the second dose of the COVID-19 inoculation.
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