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Andrés Velasco

Andrés Velasco

Writing for PS since 2001
149 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. The Primacy of Political Order
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    The Primacy of Political Order

    Jun 4, 2024 Andrés Velasco explains why there can be no pursuit of liberty or equality without it.

  2. Argentina’s Inflation Paradoxes
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    Argentina’s Inflation Paradoxes

    May 7, 2024 Andrés Velasco asks whether President Javier Milei's administration can sustain its initial economic-policy successes.

  3. Never Underestimate the Nation-State
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    Never Underestimate the Nation-State

    Apr 4, 2024 Andrés Velasco rebuts the conventional wisdom that globalization has rendered governments toothless.

  4. The Submergence of Emerging Markets
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    The Submergence of Emerging Markets

    Mar 1, 2024 Andrés Velasco worries that major middle-income economies are facing a prolonged slowdown, jeopardizing global convergence.

  5. 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.

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    The Defining Economic Issue of the US Election

    Stephen S. Roach argues that the high price level, not inflation, is weighing on voters ahead of the presidential election.
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    What Does the EU Election Mean for European Climate Policy?

    Laurence Tubiana explains how green campaigners can strengthen their message to appeal to ordinary voters.
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    The Geopolitical Imperative to Upgrade the Dollar

    Jordan Bleicher & Josh Lipsky explain how emerging technologies are facilitating efforts to challenge the greenback’s global dominance.
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    Let the Giggers Fight Inflation

    Todd G. Buchholz criticizes efforts by US regulators to throttle the proliferation of independent contractors.
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    The Putin-Kim Pact Is an Opportunity for the West

    Ana Palacio

    The Russia-North Korea defense pact leaves no doubt about Russian President Vladimir Putin’s determination to overthrow the existing international order. But the agreement could also strain the Kremlin’s relations with China, potentially disrupting Sino-Russian efforts to undermine Western unity.

    urges policymakers to leverage the rogue partnership to drive a wedge between Russia and China.
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    What Climate-Vulnerable Developing Countries Need Right Now

    Mia Amor Mottley & Wale Edun

    Since the COVID-19 pandemic and Russia’s invasion of Ukraine, geopolitical tensions have dominated the global agenda, hindering collective efforts to address climate change. With the world still warming, urgent measures are needed to make investment in sustainable development feasible and affordable for everyone.

    propose a blueprint to unlock financing and kickstart investment in adaptation and clean energy.
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    Two Cheers for Identity Politics

    James Livingston argues that critics of the contemporary focus on issues of race, gender, and sexuality are ignoring history.
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    What the Next EU Leadership Must Do

    Carl Bildt offers a broad outline of the bloc's biggest challenges following this month's European Parliament election.
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    China Must Not Choose the Next Dalai Lama

    Brahma Chellaney urges the US and India to work together to protect the more than 600-year-old institution.

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