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Andrés Velasco

Andrés Velasco

Writing for PS since 2001
146 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 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.

  2. 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.

  3. We Are All Argentines
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    We Are All Argentines

    Dec 4, 2023 Andrés Velasco explains why voters support misguided economic policies even after they have failed repeatedly.

  4. Latin America’s Splendid Isolation
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    Latin America’s Splendid Isolation

    Nov 1, 2023 Andrés Velasco explains why nowadays, as in the 1930s and 1940s, being a distant region can be a boon to economic growth.

  5. Latin America’s Growth Conundrum
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    Latin America’s Growth Conundrum

    Sep 22, 2023 Arminio Fraga, et al. explain what it will take finally to achieve economic convergence with advanced economies.

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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

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    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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    Making Sense of Society

    Michael Spence considers why a healthy civil society is crucial to good governance and inclusive prosperity.
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    Shock Therapy Killed Navalny

    Antara Haldar argues that while Vladimir Putin bears responsibility, so do the economic policies that put him in power.
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    Putin’s Silk Road Around Sanctions

    Robin Brooks & Simon Johnson urge Europe and the G7 to stop the re-export of Western goods to Russia from Central Asia and the Caucasus.
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    To Fight Climate Change, End Fossil-Fuel Subsidies

    Günther Thallinger & Ludovic Subran urge policymakers to recognize the true costs of a policy that harms the planet and does not help the poor.

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