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Diane Coyle

Diane Coyle

Writing for PS since 2017
29 commentaries
1 videos & podcasts

Diane Coyle, Professor of Public Policy at the University of Cambridge, is the author, most recently, of Cogs and Monsters: What Economics Is, and What It Should Be (Princeton University Press, 2021).

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  1. Liz Truss’s Backward Vision of the Future
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    Liz Truss’s Backward Vision of the Future

    Oct 6, 2022 Diane Coyle argues that the new UK government will never cure what ails the British economy by living in the past.

  2. Inflation’s Emotional Scars
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    Inflation’s Emotional Scars

    Aug 16, 2022 Diane Coyle thinks today's surging prices will have two profound consequences for Western economies.

  3. Rethinking Supply Chains
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    Rethinking Supply Chains

    Jun 10, 2022 Diane Coyle shows how many of today’s global production problems have been decades in the making.

  4. Is Competition Always Good?
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    Is Competition Always Good?

    Apr 11, 2022 Diane Coyle urges governments and regulators to recognize that healthy markets require a choice of business models.

  5. How to Level Up
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    How to Level Up

    Feb 9, 2022 Diane Coyle explains what the UK government’s White Paper gets right – and wrong – about tackling geographic inequalities.

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    The Economics of Mainstreaming Climate Action

    Jean Pisani-Ferry & Selma Mahfouz identify the risks and short-term costs associated with the energy transition over the next decade.
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    Killing Twitter

    Antara Haldar explains what Elon Musk fundamentally misunderstands about the platform – and about free speech.
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    The Napoleons of Big Tech

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    Recent events in the technology sector suggest that investors and lenders should be demanding a premium to cover the risk that a star entrepreneur will become an egomaniacal dictator. With each business cycle, it seems, old lessons must be relearned.

    sees in the industry’s harsh reckoning this year lessons that apparently can’t be learned often enough.
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    The Crypto Emperor’s New Clothes

    The collapse of several crypto platforms this year – including the spectacular crash of the second-largest cryptocurrency exchange, FTX – has raised fundamental questions about the credibility of a digital innovation once hailed as the key to democratizing finance. Has crypto finally been exposed as a scam, or will a new, stronger crypto industry emerge from the current turmoil?

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    The Climate Crisis Is Also a Health Crisis

    Seth Berkley & Werner Hoyer explain why global leaders must urgently introduce equitable pandemic-response mechanisms.
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    Rishi Sunak’s Daunting Challenge

    Chris Patten urges the UK prime minister to join the battle for the soul of the Conservative Party after a disastrous year.
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    Russia’s Financial Crisis Must Come Sooner

    Simon Johnson shows why a low price cap for the country’s crude exports would render the Kremlin’s war economy untenable.
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    QE with Chinese Characteristics?

    Andrew Sheng & Xiao Geng urge China to use monetary policy to tackle some of the biggest challenges it faces.
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    Why Europe and Latin America Need Each Other

    Josep Borrell urges European Union and Latin American leaders to revive momentum toward a long-overdue trade agreement.

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