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Yu Yongding

Yu Yongding

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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 Fiscal Challenges
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    China’s Fiscal Challenges

    Oct 24, 2022 Yu Yongding highlights two barriers to the effective implementation of growth-enhancing infrastructure investment.

  2. The Importance of Asian Financial Cooperation
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    The Importance of Asian Financial Cooperation

    Aug 25, 2022 Yu Yongding makes the case for deeper regional engagement and market integration among the ASEAN+3 economies.

  3. America’s External Sustainability Is at Risk
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    America’s External Sustainability Is at Risk

    Jul 4, 2022 Yu Yongding worries that the United States’ long record of easily servicing its massive debts might be coming to an end.

  4. America Has Stopped Playing by the Monetary Rules
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    America Has Stopped Playing by the Monetary Rules

    Apr 27, 2022 Yu Yongding considers the long-run implications of the US decision to freeze Russia's official foreign-exchange reserves.

  5. China's Real-Estate Balancing Act
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    China's Real-Estate Balancing Act

    Feb 21, 2022 Yu Yongding considers how the country can mitigate property-sector risks without sacrificing robust GDP growth.

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    The Economics of Mainstreaming Climate Action

    Jean Pisani-Ferry & Selma Mahfouz identify the risks and short-term costs associated with the energy transition over the next decade.
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    Killing Twitter

    Antara Haldar explains what Elon Musk fundamentally misunderstands about the platform – and about free speech.
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    The Napoleons of Big Tech

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    Recent events in the technology sector suggest that investors and lenders should be demanding a premium to cover the risk that a star entrepreneur will become an egomaniacal dictator. With each business cycle, it seems, old lessons must be relearned.

    sees in the industry’s harsh reckoning this year lessons that apparently can’t be learned often enough.
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    The Crypto Emperor’s New Clothes

    The collapse of several crypto platforms this year – including the spectacular crash of the second-largest cryptocurrency exchange, FTX – has raised fundamental questions about the credibility of a digital innovation once hailed as the key to democratizing finance. Has crypto finally been exposed as a scam, or will a new, stronger crypto industry emerge from the current turmoil?

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    The Climate Crisis Is Also a Health Crisis

    Seth Berkley & Werner Hoyer explain why global leaders must urgently introduce equitable pandemic-response mechanisms.
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    Rishi Sunak’s Daunting Challenge

    Chris Patten urges the UK prime minister to join the battle for the soul of the Conservative Party after a disastrous year.
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    Russia’s Financial Crisis Must Come Sooner

    Simon Johnson shows why a low price cap for the country’s crude exports would render the Kremlin’s war economy untenable.
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    QE with Chinese Characteristics?

    Andrew Sheng & Xiao Geng urge China to use monetary policy to tackle some of the biggest challenges it faces.
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    Why Europe and Latin America Need Each Other

    Josep Borrell urges European Union and Latin American leaders to revive momentum toward a long-overdue trade agreement.

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