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Andrés Velasco

Andrés Velasco

Writing for PS since 2001
145 commentaries

Andrés Velasco, a former finance minister of Chile, is Dean of the School of Public Policy at the London School of Economics and Political Science.

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  1. Economic Policies and Identity Politics
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    Economic Policies and Identity Politics

    Feb 1, 2024 Andrés Velasco & Daniel Brieba outline a strategy for reform that could weaken the appeal of nativist populism.

  2. We Are All Argentines
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    We Are All Argentines

    Dec 4, 2023 Andrés Velasco explains why voters support misguided economic policies even after they have failed repeatedly.

  3. Latin America’s Splendid Isolation
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    Latin America’s Splendid Isolation

    Nov 1, 2023 Andrés Velasco explains why nowadays, as in the 1930s and 1940s, being a distant region can be a boon to economic growth.

  4. Latin America’s Growth Conundrum
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    Latin America’s Growth Conundrum

    Sep 22, 2023 Arminio Fraga, et al. explain what it will take finally to achieve economic convergence with advanced economies.

  5. Javier Milei Means More of the Same for Argentina
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    Javier Milei Means More of the Same for Argentina

    Aug 30, 2023 Andrés Velasco says that the right-wing presidential candidate is all show – which is precisely why he’s the frontrunner.

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    The US Is Jeopardizing the Open Internet

    Natalie Dunleavy Campbell & Stan Adams condemn America’s apparent decision to abandon its role as a champion of a free digital domain.
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    How to Finance Higher Education in Africa

    Célestin Monga proposes a mix of several funding streams to improve access to high-quality colleges and universities.
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    Catalytic Capital Holds the Key to Southeast Asia’s Green Transition

    Kitty Bu & Stefanie Fairholme highlight the potential role of early-stage funding in advancing the region’s decarbonization efforts.
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    Which AI Risks Matter?

    Edoardo Campanella

    To prevent humanity from ever being demoted to the status of gorillas by a highly advanced artificial intelligence, most AI experts agree that we must retain control over the technology. But with developers racing to achieve the next breakthrough and gain market share, that may be easier said than done.

    considers three leading experts’ assessments of the technology’s future capabilities and their implications.
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    Europe Must Defend Itself

    Donald Trump – who spent his presidency lambasting NATO – recently suggested that he would encourage Russian aggression against NATO allies that had not met their commitment to spend 2% of GDP on defense. With Trump vying for another term in the White House – and the Ukraine war still raging on the European Union’s doorstep – EU countries can no longer ignore the difficult but essential task of taking charge of their own security.

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    Making the Most of FDI

    Keun Lee considers what it takes to convert foreign investment into growth, development, and technological upgrading.
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    Explaining Americans’ Pessimism About a Strong Economy

    Jeffrey Frankel considers possible reasons for the disconnect between economic performance and public perceptions.
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    Sharing the Tech Wealth

    Diane Coyle urges investment in digital public infrastructure to curb the adverse effects of market power.
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    The WTO’s FDI Challenge

    Karl P. Sauvant urges the World Trade Organization’s members to adopt the new Investment Facilitation for Development Agreement.

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