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Zhang Jun

Zhang Jun

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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. What’s Happened to China’s Economy?
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    What’s Happened to China’s Economy?

    Oct 5, 2022 Zhang Jun worries that weakened incentives for local-government policy innovation are undermining dynamism and growth.

  2. Why Might China Avoid Strong Inflation?
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    Why Might China Avoid Strong Inflation?

    Aug 3, 2022 Zhang Jun worries that a new round of stimulus to bolster disappointing economic growth could drive up the price level.

  3. What Justifies China’s Zero-COVID Policy?
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    What Justifies China’s Zero-COVID Policy?

    May 18, 2022 Zhang Jun defends the goals and principles underpinning a strategy that has led to a six-week lockdown in Shanghai.

  4. China's Hedge Against Geopolitical Shock
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    China's Hedge Against Geopolitical Shock

    Mar 14, 2022 Zhang Jun explains why domestic policies, rather than US measures, will determine the economy's trajectory.

  5. Why China Continues to Rise
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    Why China Continues to Rise

    Dec 17, 2021 Zhang Jun shows how the country’s large population will enable it to continue to thrive in the future.

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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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