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Arvind Subramanian

Arvind Subramanian

Writing for PS since 2012
31 commentaries

Arvind Subramanian, a senior fellow at Brown University, is a distinguished non-resident fellow at the Center for Global Development and the author of Of Counsel: The Challenges of the Modi-Jaitley Economy(India Viking, 2018).

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  1. Three Globalization Shocks Could Hurt China and Help India
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    Three Globalization Shocks Could Hurt China and Help India

    Aug 11, 2022 Arvind Subramanian & Josh Felman explain why the effects of recent disruptions to world trade will continue to vary across countries.

  2. The West Has Got Its Russia Sanctions Wrong
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    The West Has Got Its Russia Sanctions Wrong

    May 10, 2022 Arvind Subramanian & Josh Felman call on governments to replace their current strategy with collective export restrictions.

  3. India's Size Illusion
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    India's Size Illusion

    Mar 17, 2022 Arvind Subramanian & Josh Felman argue that the government’s response to the invasion of Ukraine reflects military and economic weakness.

  4. Is Climate Finance the Next Bubble?
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    Is Climate Finance the Next Bubble?

    Jan 4, 2022 Arvind Subramanian highlights the economic risks of large green private capital flows to developing countries.

  5. The World Bank as a Cash-Transfer Algorithm
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    The World Bank as a Cash-Transfer Algorithm

    Oct 20, 2021 Arvind Subramanian & Justin Sandefur urge the institution to focus on providing concessional loans and untied aid to low-income countries.

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    The Key to Unlocking Africa’s Economic Potential

    Landry Signé explains why fostering trade integration and regional value chains is essential for the continent to prosper.
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    Geopolitical Davids and Goliaths

    Harold James considers lessons from smaller countries about how to wield power and influence in the twenty-first century.
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    Preparing for the Next Global Catastrophe

    José Manuel Barroso explains why global leaders must focus on creating equitable response mechanisms ahead of the next crisis.
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    Italy’s Next Government Must Tackle Climate Security

    Luca Bergamaschi shows why the country’s politicians can no longer afford to ignore a major threat to national security.
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    Europe and the New Non-Alignment

    Laurence Tubiana

    Despite the massive civilian suffering in Ukraine, many countries have been wary of taking sides, owing both to a perception of European double standards and to Russia’s leverage over energy and commodity prices. But while new geopolitical dynamics have complicated climate advocacy, they certainly haven't derailed it.

    sees both challenges and opportunities for climate policy in an era of geopolitical fragmentation.
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    The Sting of Climate Risk Is in the Tails

    Mark Cliffe thinks conventional models have overemphasized the long term at the expense of more immediate threats.
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    Should Humanities Professors Be Automated?

    Nicholas Agar considers the implications of recent successes with AI-generated academic research and writing.
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    Should Energy Companies’ Windfall Profits Be Taxed?

    Imposing a one-off tax on energy companies’ extraordinary profits might seem like a no-brainer at a time of soaring inflation, but the idea has more than a few detractors. As policymakers in a growing number of economies move ahead, we asked PS commentators whether they are right to do so.

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    The Global Necessity of American Democracy

    Javier Solana shows why the political health of the United States has become a matter of global concern.

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