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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. 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.

  2. 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.

  3. 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.

  4. Don’t Write Off China’s Economic Recovery
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    Don’t Write Off China’s Economic Recovery

    Jul 6, 2023 Zhang Jun thinks that a supportive policy package will go a long way toward reinvigorating long-term growth.

  5. China’s Abandoned Illusion of High Growth
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    China’s Abandoned Illusion of High Growth

    Apr 14, 2023 Zhang Jun places the central government’s falling GDP targets in the context of its new economic-policy priorities.

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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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