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Zhang Jun

Zhang Jun

Writing for PS since 2005
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Zhang Jun, Dean of the School of Economics at Fudan University, is Director of the China Center for Economic Studies, a Shanghai-based think tank.

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  1. Why China Provides Evidence for Optimists and Pessimists Alike
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    Why China Provides Evidence for Optimists and Pessimists Alike

    May 8, 2024 Zhang Jun explains why rigorous, evidence-based assessments of the economy's performance can diverge sharply.

  2. Understanding China’s Political Economy
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    Understanding China’s Political Economy

    Mar 11, 2024 Zhang Jun & Tomas Casas-Klett consider whether the factors that have led to today's prosperity also contain the seeds of decline.

  3. Has China’s Economy Peaked?
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    Has China’s Economy Peaked?

    Jan 3, 2024 Zhang Jun notes that today’s key challenges are not new, and that the authorities have long been working to address them.

  4. How China Creates Its Own Market
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    How China Creates Its Own Market

    Oct 30, 2023 Zhang Jun explains why China must abandon its export-driven growth model once and for all.

  5. Why Hasn’t China Rushed to Bail Out Its Economy?
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    Why Hasn’t China Rushed to Bail Out Its Economy?

    Aug 28, 2023 Zhang Jun explains why the country has abandoned its aggressive macroeconomic strategy in favor of de-risking.

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    The Dangers of a US Capital Inflow Tax

    Maurice Obstfeld worries that a little-known, highly costly method of deficit reduction is gaining political traction.
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    Europe’s Green Transition Requires More Skilled Workers

    Julie Beaufils urges policymakers to boost the attractiveness of technical vocations by expanding access to apprenticeships.
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    A Monetary and Economic Order Fit for the Twenty-First Century

    Ulrich Volz, et al. identify eight priorities to build a more resilient, inclusive, and sustainable global financial architecture.
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    Putting Africa on the Path to Prosperity

    Mohamed Ould Ghazouani & Ajay Banga urge the G7 to focus on the continent’s future, and on five priorities in particular, at this week’s summit.
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    Anatomy of a Massacre

    Shlomo Ben-Ami

    The 1860 massacre of Christians in Damascus holds useful lessons about what it takes to arrest – and recover from – inter-communal violence. But there is a difference between a pogrom and a genocide, and conflating the two can do more harm than good.

    considers what the 1860 massacre of Christians in Damascus can and cannot teach us about preventing genocide.
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    AI: Hope or Hype?

    Whether generative artificial intelligence will do more harm or good to our families, economies, and societies remains an open question. In devising strategies for harnessing the technology, optimism is undoubtedly warranted, but it should not come at the expense of realism.

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    How Denmark Keeps the Far Right at Bay

    Michael Ehrenreich explains how mainstream parties have neutralized the threat of right-wing populists.
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    How Techno-Libertarians Fell in Love with Big Government

    Quinn Slobodian argues Silicon Valley investors are against the state only insofar as it is not enriching them personally.
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    How Chinese Savings Can Support the Global Green Transition

    Daniel Gros urges the EU to welcome cheap low-carbon goods, such as electric vehicles, from China.

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