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Yi Fuxian

Yi Fuxian

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Yi Fuxian, a senior scientist in obstetrics and gynecology at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, is the author of Big Country with an Empty Nest (China Development Press, 2013).

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  1. China’s Economic Engine Is Running Out of Fuel
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    China’s Economic Engine Is Running Out of Fuel

    Dec 22, 2023 Yi Fuxian highlights serious flaws in the forecasts that underpin the country’s economic policies.

  2. China’s Demographic Achilles’ Heel
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    China’s Demographic Achilles’ Heel

    Oct 24, 2023 Yi Fuxian explains why the strategic anxiety over the country’s economic clout is premature and misplaced.

  3. A Chinese Bubble Long in the Making
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    A Chinese Bubble Long in the Making

    Sep 29, 2023 Yi Fuxian traces the deep roots of the country's mounting economic and financial problems.

  4. China’s Population-Control Disaster
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    China’s Population-Control Disaster

    Aug 22, 2023 Yi Fuxian reflects on the calamitous consequences of the regime’s family-planning policies.

  5. The Long Reach of China’s Demographic Destiny
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    The Long Reach of China’s Demographic Destiny

    Jul 7, 2023 Yi Fuxian traces the major economic and strategic developments of recent years back to the one-child policy.

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    Shock Therapy Killed Navalny

    Antara Haldar argues that while Vladimir Putin bears responsibility, so do the economic policies that put him in power.
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    Putin’s Silk Road Around Sanctions

    Robin Brooks & Simon Johnson urge Europe and the G7 to stop the re-export of Western goods to Russia from Central Asia and the Caucasus.
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    To Fight Climate Change, End Fossil-Fuel Subsidies

    Günther Thallinger & Ludovic Subran urge policymakers to recognize the true costs of a policy that harms the planet and does not help the poor.
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    Banking on the World Bank’s Knowledge

    Wempi Saputra identifies three areas in which the organization’s client countries could use more guidance.
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    The Algorithm and Its Discontents

    Mariana Mazzucato & Ilan Strauss

    Deploying algorithms to maximize user engagement is how Big Tech firms maximize shareholder value, with short-term profits often overriding longer-term business objectives. Now that AI is poised to supercharge the platform economy, new rules and governance structures are urgently needed to safeguard the public.

    propose five principles to ensure that the digital economy serves the public good before short-term profit.
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    Judgment Days for Democracy

    Nicholas Reed Langen suspects that judges will play an increasingly central role in protecting democracy against populist assaults.
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    A Global Cash-Transfer Fund Could End Extreme Poverty

    Cina Lawson & Rory Stewart

    Cash transfers offer a transformative solution to multidimensional poverty, by enhancing dozens of outcomes simultaneously. They have already proven effective, adaptable, and replicable, and now they are becoming more attainable every year with growing mobile coverage and improved digital infrastructure.

    show that the conditions are ripe for deploying lump-sum payments to the world’s poorest people.
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    The Drums of US-China Cyber War

    Stephen S. Roach worries that irrational Sinophobia has become America's new bipartisan political orthodoxy.
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    Japan as Number Four

    Takatoshi Ito hopes the news that the economy has slipped from third place globally will serve as a wake-up call.

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