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Antara Haldar

Antara Haldar

Writing for PS since 2019
23 commentaries
1 videos & podcasts

Antara Haldar, Associate Professor of Empirical Legal Studies at the University of Cambridge, is a visiting faculty member at Harvard University and the principal investigator on a European Research Council grant on law and cognition.

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  1. After the Beijing Consensus
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    After the Beijing Consensus

    Sep 7, 2023 Antara Haldar considers the implications of China’s mounting economic problems for development theory.

  2. Which Is the Real Europe?
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    Which Is the Real Europe?

    Jul 31, 2023 Antara Haldar thinks the bloc's future hinges on a tradeoff between solidarity and economic austerity.

  3. The Supreme Court Kicks Away the Ladder
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    The Supreme Court Kicks Away the Ladder

    Jul 4, 2023 Antara Haldar laments the likely consequences of striking down race-conscious admissions at elite US universities.

  4. Revisiting the Behavioral Revolution in Economics
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    Revisiting the Behavioral Revolution in Economics

    Jun 2, 2023 Antara Haldar assesses the legacy of the intellectual challenge to the view that rational self-interest guides our actions.

  5. The Lethal Price of Sweatshop Development
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    The Lethal Price of Sweatshop Development

    May 8, 2023 Antara Haldar reflects on the legacy of the most lethal industrial accident of the past four decades.

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    Europe in the Age of Industrial Policy

    Michael Spence

    While China and the US take advantage of scale to pursue large-scale investment in critical sectors, the EU struggles to follow suit, owing to its decentralized fiscal structures and rules limiting government subsidies to industry. A new EU-level investment program is urgently needed.

    advocates a federal investment program, funded by EU sovereign-debt issuance and administered centrally.
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    Fixing Global Governance

    Gordon Brown explains how to make the G20 and the Bretton Woods institutions fit for purpose once again.
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    The EU Needs Fiscal Union

    Lucrezia Reichlin laments the pro-cyclical bent of the European Commission’s proposed reforms to fiscal rules.
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    The Roots of the Global Water Crisis

    Joshua Castellino explains why overhauling the current economic paradigm is crucial for preserving Earth’s natural systems.
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    The Electric Vehicle Revolution Comes for German Industry

    Dalia Marin explains how Europe can reverse engineer China’s approach to industrial policy.
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    Is Chinese Youth Unemployment As Bad As It Looks?

    Nancy Qian

    China’s exceptional growth in recent decades has influenced the education and career choices of young people and their families. But now that high-skilled jobs are drying up and recent graduates are struggling to find work, there is a growing mismatch between expectations and new realities.

    argues that the rise in joblessness among young people does not spell economic apocalypse for China.
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    Auto Strikes and Climate Change

    Mariana Mazzucato & Damon Silvers explain why the transition to a net-zero economy cannot happen without worker empowerment.
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    The New World Disorder

    Richard Haass highlights the growing threat to international stability and calls for effective cooperation.
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    Latin America’s Growth Conundrum

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

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