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Yu Yongding

Yu Yongding

Writing for PS since 2010
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Yu Yongding, a former president of the China Society of World Economics and director of the Institute of World Economics and Politics at the Chinese Academy of Social Sciences, served on the Monetary Policy Committee of the People’s Bank of China from 2004 to 2006. 

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  1. China’s Economic Prospects Are Brighter Than They Appear
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    China’s Economic Prospects Are Brighter Than They Appear

    Jan 30, 2024 Yu Yongding sees room for more infrastructure investment, the government’s most effective tool to offset weak demand.

  2. Fixing China’s Real-Estate Sector
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    Fixing China’s Real-Estate Sector

    Nov 30, 2023 Yu Yongding suggests three measures the government can take to address property developers’ deteriorating finances.

  3. China’s Policy-Induced Slowdown
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    China’s Policy-Induced Slowdown

    Oct 3, 2023 Yu Yongding blames falling growth on overly conservative monetary and fiscal policies, not structural changes.

  4. China’s Response to Decoupling
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    China’s Response to Decoupling

    Jun 28, 2023 Yu Yongding takes aim at Chinese and Western leaders who are tempted by the idea of economic decoupling.

  5. The Road Back to Growth in China
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    The Road Back to Growth in China

    May 9, 2023 Yu Yongding argues that, with a well-planned fiscal stimulus, the country can arrest its long economic slowdown.

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    When Women Win, the World Wins

    Indermit Gill & Tea Trumbic share new findings suggesting that some of the progress made toward gender equality has been overestimated.
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    The Case for a European Public-Goods Fund

    Age Bakker, et al. propose a new financing tool to support green and digital investments across the European Union.
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    What Does Trump Mean for the Climate?

    Gernot Wagner doubts that a change of power in the United States would derail the long-term trends that really matter.
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    What’s Behind the US Stock-Market Disconnect?

    Kenneth Rogoff

    Buoyed by the artificial-intelligence boom, the US stock market is breaking records with no apparent end in sight. But given the significant challenges and uncertainties facing the American economy regardless of who occupies the White House in 2025, there is little reason to believe that the current rally can last.

    warns that investors are underestimating the severity of the threat to American democracy.
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    Carbon Credits Hold the Key to Combating Deforestation

    Roselyn Fosuah Adjei explains how nature-based offsets could help reduce emissions and benefit local communities.
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    Alexei Navalny Did Not Die for Nothing

    Ian Buruma

    The Russian opposition leader faced a dilemma that all dissenters in authoritarian states must grapple with: live in exile and fade into obscurity, or confront an oppressive regime and risk imprisonment and torture. Navalny’s choice – and the price he paid for making it – will inspire dissidents for generations to come.

    highlights the crucial role of political martyrs in inspiring resistance to oppressive regimes.
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    The Submergence of Emerging Markets

    Andrés Velasco worries that major middle-income economies are facing a prolonged slowdown, jeopardizing global convergence.
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    How AI Could Reshape Medicine

    Junaid Nabi highlights the new technology’s potential to transform how we diagnose, treat, and prevent diseases.
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    Making Bretton Woods Work for Africa

    Hippolyte Fofack envisions a reformed global financial architecture that provides equal access to long-term patient capital.

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