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Arvind Subramanian

Arvind Subramanian

Writing for PS since 2012
40 commentaries

Arvind Subramanian is a senior fellow at the Peterson Institute for International Economics and the author of Of Counsel: The Challenges of the Modi-Jaitley Economy (India Viking, 2018).

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  1. The Sino-American Trade War Benefits China’s Competitors
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    The Sino-American Trade War Benefits China’s Competitors

    May 23, 2024 Arvind Subramanian warns that escalating protectionism, while dangerous, could end up helping developing countries like India.

  2. India’s Climate Dilemma
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    India’s Climate Dilemma

    Jan 10, 2024 Arvind Subramanian & Navneeraj Sharma argue that international efforts to impose carbon taxes are overlooking domestic political constraints.

  3. India Should Quit the BRICS
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    India Should Quit the BRICS

    Sep 7, 2023 Arvind Subramanian & Josh Felman argue that the economic and political reasons for leaving the group have become overwhelming.

  4. Understanding Biden’s Big Bet on India
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    Understanding Biden’s Big Bet on India

    Jul 3, 2023 Arvind Subramanian sees savvy strategic calculations beneath the surface of the recent US-India lovefest in Washington.

  5. Anti-Neoliberalism as if the Poor Mattered
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    Anti-Neoliberalism as if the Poor Mattered

    Jun 13, 2023 Arvind Subramanian highlights the subtle intellectual imperialism that characterizes the economic debate in rich countries.

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    Iran’s Succession Crisis Is a Legitimacy Crisis

    Abbas Milani explains why few Iranians within or outside the country truly mourn the death of President Ebrahim Raisi.
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    Central Banks’ New-Old Inflationary Bias

    Kenneth Rogoff explains why policymakers are more likely to risk higher prices during periods of economic uncertainty.
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    Can AI Improve Family Life?

    Anne-Marie Slaughter & Avni Patel Thompson foresee parents and other caregivers spending more time on meaningful activities, and less time on drudgery.
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    Maxims for the AI Age

    Reid Hoffman

    Far too often, debates about technology, innovation, and progress fall into crude dichotomies – humans versus machines, utopia versus dystopia – that distract from the matter at hand. Rather than fixating on extremes, we should adopt a more nuanced and historically informed view of our tools, and of ourselves.

    offers six principles to guide our thinking about the technology's potential risks and rewards.
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    Europe’s Carbon Border Tax Advances the Fight Against Climate Change

    Jeffrey Frankel shows how the European Union’s carbon-price mechanism could encourage other countries to follow suit.
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    Africa Can’t Prosper Without Regional Trade

    Kingsley Moghalu argues that the continent has been missing a key ingredient of robust, sustained growth.
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    Divestment from Israel Will Not Bring Peace

    Anne O. Krueger argues that meeting protesters' demand would weaken US universities – one of America’s sources of strength.
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    The US-China Trade War Heats Up

    A spate of new US tariffs on Chinese goods has raised the specter of full economic decoupling between the world’s two largest economies. For many observers, the measures are not only misguided, but also counter-productive, with the potential to undermine economic dynamism, hamper climate action, and trigger geopolitical conflict.

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    The Indian Election and the Country’s Economic Future

    Raghuram G. Rajan

    Economically, India today feels like a place of limitless possibilities. But with only a narrow window in which to grow rich before it grows old, the policy decisions it makes today will have an outsize influence on its future prospects.

    worries that the country will squander its massive potential by trying to emulate China's growth strategy.

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