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Andrés Velasco

Andrés Velasco

Writing for PS since 2001
149 commentaries

Andrés Velasco, a former finance minister of Chile, is Dean of the School of Public Policy at the London School of Economics and Political Science.

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  1. The Primacy of Political Order
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    The Primacy of Political Order

    Jun 4, 2024 Andrés Velasco explains why there can be no pursuit of liberty or equality without it.

  2. Argentina’s Inflation Paradoxes
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    Argentina’s Inflation Paradoxes

    May 7, 2024 Andrés Velasco asks whether President Javier Milei's administration can sustain its initial economic-policy successes.

  3. Never Underestimate the Nation-State
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    Never Underestimate the Nation-State

    Apr 4, 2024 Andrés Velasco rebuts the conventional wisdom that globalization has rendered governments toothless.

  4. The Submergence of Emerging Markets
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    The Submergence of Emerging Markets

    Mar 1, 2024 Andrés Velasco worries that major middle-income economies are facing a prolonged slowdown, jeopardizing global convergence.

  5. Economic Policies and Identity Politics
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    Economic Policies and Identity Politics

    Feb 1, 2024 Andrés Velasco & Daniel Brieba outline a strategy for reform that could weaken the appeal of nativist populism.

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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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