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Isabella M. Weber

Isabella M. Weber

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Isabella M. Weber, Assistant Professor of Economics at the University of Massachusetts Amherst, is the author of How China Escaped Shock Therapy: The Market Reform Debate (Routledge, 2021).

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  1. Isabella M. Weber on inflation, deglobalization, China, and more
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    Isabella M. Weber on inflation, deglobalization, China, and more

    Sep 6, 2022 Isabella M. Weber advocates targeted price controls over growth-depressing interest-rate hikes, warns the US and Europe to avoid energy “shock therapy,” considers the Communist Party of China’s current economic priorities, and more.

  2. Can Europe Weather Looming Gas Shortages?
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    Can Europe Weather Looming Gas Shortages?

    May 2, 2022 Karsten Neuhoff & Isabella M. Weber urge policymakers to agree to EU-level gas saving targets and other contingency measures before it is too late.

  3. Will China Save the US from Inflation Fears?
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    Will China Save the US from Inflation Fears?

    Jun 10, 2021 Isabella M. Weber thinks Joe Biden's administration might end up benefiting from Chinese price controls.

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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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