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Arvind Subramanian

Arvind Subramanian

Writing for PS since 2012
31 commentaries

Arvind Subramanian, a senior fellow at Brown University, is a distinguished non-resident fellow at the Center for Global Development and the author of Of Counsel: The Challenges of the Modi-Jaitley Economy(India Viking, 2018).

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  1. Three Globalization Shocks Could Hurt China and Help India
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    Three Globalization Shocks Could Hurt China and Help India

    Aug 11, 2022 Arvind Subramanian & Josh Felman explain why the effects of recent disruptions to world trade will continue to vary across countries.

  2. The West Has Got Its Russia Sanctions Wrong
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    The West Has Got Its Russia Sanctions Wrong

    May 10, 2022 Arvind Subramanian & Josh Felman call on governments to replace their current strategy with collective export restrictions.

  3. India's Size Illusion
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    India's Size Illusion

    Mar 17, 2022 Arvind Subramanian & Josh Felman argue that the government’s response to the invasion of Ukraine reflects military and economic weakness.

  4. Is Climate Finance the Next Bubble?
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    Is Climate Finance the Next Bubble?

    Jan 4, 2022 Arvind Subramanian highlights the economic risks of large green private capital flows to developing countries.

  5. The World Bank as a Cash-Transfer Algorithm
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    The World Bank as a Cash-Transfer Algorithm

    Oct 20, 2021 Arvind Subramanian & Justin Sandefur urge the institution to focus on providing concessional loans and untied aid to low-income countries.

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    The Cost of the Fed’s Challenged Credibility

    Mohamed A. El-Erian interprets the latest market tumult as the price of delaying monetary-policy tightening for too long.
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    Core Dangers for the Fed and China

    Stephen S. Roach

    Just as a fixation on core inflation can mislead central banks, as it has done with the US Federal Reserve, the power of a “core leader” like China’s Xi Jinping is a recipe for misdirected and ultimately unsustainable policy regimes. The very notion of a core adds a false sense of precision when addressing complex problems.

    thinks the US central bank and Chinese governance share a conceptual weakness leading to major policy blunders.
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    Amazon’s Satanic Mills

    Antara Haldar sees recent unionization efforts as a welcome response to an unethical and inhumane business model.
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    Asia’s Captive Market for Migrant Labor

    M. Niaz Asadullah highlights how an entrenched alliance of politicians, bureaucrats, and business elites is exploiting workers.
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    In Search of a Development Plan for Asia

    Andrew Sheng & Xiao Geng argue that bottom-up institutions – not top-down strategies – are the key to regional integration.
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    Giorgia Meloni’s Moment

    Bill Emmott sees little difference between the Brothers of Italy’s program and that of recent right-wing governments.
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    America’s Education Emergency

    Michael R. Strain calls for urgent action to make up for pandemic learning loss in light of dismal new test scores.
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    God Save the Pound?

    Andrés Velasco explains why sterling is plummeting when economic theory says it should be soaring.
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    Preparing for the Long War

    Mark Leonard thinks Europeans should plan for a prolonged conflict despite Ukraine’s recent gains.

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