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Yuen Yuen Ang

Yuen Yuen Ang

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Yuen Yuen Ang, Associate Professor of Political Science at the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, is the author of How China Escaped the Poverty Trap and China's Gilded Age.

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  1. Can Xi End China's Gilded Age?
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    Can Xi End China's Gilded Age?

    Sep 21, 2021 Yuen Yuen Ang draws parallels between today’s China and America during its Gilded Age of wealth and corruption.

  2. An Interview with Yuen Yuen Ang
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    An Interview with Yuen Yuen Ang

    Mar 9, 2021 Yuen Yuen Ang shows how the US can become a more formidable competitor to China, warns against false dichotomies in US-China relations, and proposes a more nuanced approach to measuring corruption.

  3. Can America Lead Again?
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    Can America Lead Again?

    Jan 12, 2021 Yuen Yuen Ang says the Trump administration's attacks on China were as much about globalization as about China itself.

  4. The False Dichotomy of Autocracy and Democracy
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    The False Dichotomy of Autocracy and Democracy

    Oct 28, 2020 Yuen Yuen Ang warns against simplistic analyses of today's great-power rivalry between China and the United States.

  5. The Four Paths of US-China Relations
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    The Four Paths of US-China Relations

    Aug 28, 2020 Yuen Yuen Ang considers the possibility that either or both countries could experience a change in leadership.

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    Let the WTO Referee Carbon Border Taxes

    Jeffrey Frankel shows how a revived World Trade Organization can play a central role in combating climate change.
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    Elon Musk’s Not-so-Hidden Agenda

    Jason Stanley thinks the mogul's takeover of Twitter reflects his interest in destroying all democratic information spaces.
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    Saadia Zahidi on government spending, debt distress, the Iran protests, and more

    Saadia Zahidi argues that social-safety nets must be customized and targeted to ensure efficiency, advocates a more responsible approach to deficit reduction and fiscal consolidation, describes the complex recipe for helping countries reap the benefits of greater female labor-force participation, and more.
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    The Birth of a New International Order

    Joschka Fischer sees global great-power relations taking shape around a Sino-American dominated pentarchy.
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    The World Cup Syndrome

    Raj Persaud reflects on the effects that loving the “beautiful game” can have on one’s health and finances.
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    Rebooting the World Bank

    Suma Chakrabarti & Chris Humphrey outline key reforms that could help the institution regain the trust of developing countries.
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    No Easy Exit from Zero-COVID

    S. Alex Yang & Angela Huyue Zhang propose a strategy for loosening China's pandemic restrictions without triggering a nationwide health crisis.
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    Faking It, Making It, Losing It

    Harold James

    The spectacular rise and fall of FTX and its founder Sam Bankman-Fried were driven by effective marketing, trickery, and financial speculation. In that, they bear a striking resemblance to the disastrous eighteenth-century experiment that fueled the Mississippi Company bubble and created the template for all future Ponzi schemes.

    draws parallels between the FTX collapse and economist John Law’s infamous eighteenth-century scheme in France.
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    The Regulators’ Revolt

    Howard Davies traces the rise and fall of the UK government's recent effort to wield the power to rewrite financial rules.

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