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Shang-Jin Wei

Shang-Jin Wei

Writing for PS since 2015
34 commentaries
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Shang-Jin Wei, a former chief economist at the Asian Development Bank, is Professor of Finance and Economics at Columbia Business School and Columbia University’s School of International and Public Affairs. 

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    Employment in the Platform Age

    Jayati Ghosh

    Until recently, there had been relatively little discussion of what the rapid growth of digital labor platforms meant for the nature of work and the employment relationship. But an important recent report provides answers to many questions – and raises several more that policymakers and regulators need to address. 

    highlights the risks to workers arising from the rapid growth of online labor marketplaces.
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    The Challenge of Big Tech Finance

    Barry Eichengreen

    In an old parable about banks and regulators, the banks are greyhounds – they run very fast – while the regulators are bloodhounds, slow afoot but faithfully on the trail. In the age of the platform economy, the bloodhounds are at risk of losing the scent. 

    worries that regulators are unprepared for today's tsunami of digitally enabled, data-driven innovation.

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