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J. Bradford DeLong

J. Bradford DeLong

Writing for PS since 2002
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J. Bradford DeLong is Professor of Economics at the University of California at Berkeley and a research associate at the National Bureau of Economic Research. He was Deputy Assistant US Treasury Secretary during the Clinton Administration, where he was heavily involved in budget and trade negotiations. His role in designing the bailout of Mexico during the 1994 peso crisis placed him at the forefront of Latin America’s transformation into a region of open economies, and cemented his stature as a leading voice in economic-policy debates.

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    The Case for a Quadripolar World

    Daron Acemoglu

    According to the conventional wisdom, the twenty-first century will be characterized by the global shift from American hegemony to Sino-American rivalry. But a bipolar international order is neither inevitable nor desirable, and we should start imagining and working toward alternative arrangements. 

    offers an imperfect but preferable alternative to the emerging Sino-American hegemonic rivalry.
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    What Yellen Must Do

    Joseph E. Stiglitz

    Although the United States has survived four years of gross incompetence and pathological mendacity, it now faces the daunting task of achieving a sustainable post-pandemic recovery. Fortunately, no one is better equipped to deal with today’s economic challenges than the next US treasury secretary. 

    explains how the next US treasury secretary can help to undo some of the damage of the past four years.
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