Skip to main content

Ashoka Mody

Ashoka Mody

27 commentaries

Ashoka Mody, Visiting Professor of International Economic Policy at Princeton University, previously worked for the World Bank and the International Monetary Fund. He is the author of India is Broken: A People Betrayed, Independence to Today (Stanford University Press, 2023).

Sort by: Show:
  1. India’s Broken State
    mody27_BRIJESH SATIAFP via Getty Images_joshimath BRIJESH SATI/AFP via Getty Images

    India’s Broken State

    Feb 20, 2023 Ashoka Mody warns that a sinking Himalayan village is a microcosm of pervasive unaccountability.

  2. An Interview with Ashoka Mody
    op_badre1_nevarppGetty Images_euroEUflaggraph nevarpp/Getty Images

    An Interview with Ashoka Mody

    Aug 4, 2020 Ashoka Mody shows why the EU recovery fund is too little too late, praises the IMF’s newfound intellectual independence, and discusses the far-reaching consequences of inequality-induced apathy.

  3. Draghi’s Dangerous Farewell
    mody25_FREDERICK FLORINAFPGetty Images_mario draghi Frederick Florin/AFP/Getty Images

    Draghi’s Dangerous Farewell

    Sep 9, 2019 Ashoka Mody warns that the risks of further monetary stimulus measures by the European Central Bank outweigh the benefits.

  4. The Eternally Optimistic IMF
    mody24_MANDEL NGANAFPGetty Images_imf Mandel Ngan/AFP/Getty Images

    The Eternally Optimistic IMF

    Apr 18, 2019 Ashoka Mody says the Fund's global growth forecasts underplay rich-country risks and pay too little attention to China.

  5. Angela Merkel’s Tragedy
    angela merkel Jochen Zick - Pool / Getty Images

    Angela Merkel’s Tragedy

    Nov 2, 2018 Ashoka Mody examines the factors that led to the German chancellor's decision to step down in 2021.

  1. buiter45_Jabin BotsfordThe Washington Post via Getty Image_jeromepowell Jabin Botsford/The Washington Post via Getty Images

    Price Stability vs. Financial Stability?

    Willem H. Buiter

    If the US Federal Reserve raises its policy interest rate by as much as is necessary to rein in inflation, it will most likely further depress the market value of the long-duration securities parked on many banks' balance sheets. So be it.

    thinks central banks can achieve both, despite the occurrence of a liquidity crisis amid high inflation.
  2. frankel145_ Richard Baker  In Pictures via Getty Images_exchangerates Richard Baker/In Pictures via Getty Images

    Fifty Years of Floating Currencies

    Jeffrey Frankel explains why the shift toward exchange-rate flexibility after 1973 was not a policy failure, as many believed.
  3. harrington34_Drew AngererGetty Images_avril haines Drew Angerer/Getty Images

    What Do America’s Spies Really Think About China?

    Kent Harrington thinks the intelligence community’s annual threat assessment should have delved deeper on the issue.
  4. grafton2_ SIMON MAINAAFP via Getty Images_water SIMON MAINA/AFP via Getty Images

    Waking Up to the World’s Water Crisis

    Quentin Grafton, et al. see three overarching priorities for the first global water conference in almost a half-century.
  5. benami199_BULENT KILICAFP via Getty Images_ukraine BULENT KILIC/AFP via Getty Images

    Peace Requires Betrayal

    Shlomo Ben-Ami shows why Ukraine and Russia will most likely have to pursue an unpopular endgame to stop the bloodshed.
  6. reichlin29_David L. RyanThe Boston Globe via Getty Images_svb David L. Ryan/The Boston Globe via Getty Images

    Lessons from the SVB Collapse

    Lucrezia Reichlin

    Although Silicon Valley Bank was not deemed to be systemically important, its insolvency forced the US Federal Reserve to head off systemic contagion and exposed the inadequacy of the FDIC’s partial deposit insurance regime. The financial-stability framework adopted after the 2008 crisis obviously needs another overhaul.

    considers what the bank’s failure should mean for the current financial-stability framework.
  7. foglia4_kentohGetty Images_bankingregulations kentoh/Getty Images

    It’s the Banking Regulations, Stupid

    Antonio Foglia traces the Silicon Valley Bank failure back to fundamental flaws in the prevailing governance framework.
  8. mazzucato52_Mario TamaGetty Images_water agriculture drought Mario Tama/Getty Images

    Confronting the Global Water Crisis

    Mariana Mazzucato, et al. offer a seven-point blueprint for preserving one of the planet’s most important natural systems.
  9. op_haass3_Chris HondrosGetty Images_iraqwar Chris Hondros/Getty Images

    Revisiting America’s War of Choice in Iraq

    Richard Haass considers the enduring lessons from a foreign intervention that was both ill-conceived and poorly executed.

Edit Newsletter Preferences

Set up Notification

To receive email updates regarding this {entity_type}, please enter your email below.

If you are not already registered, this will create a PS account for you. You should receive an activation email shortly.