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Arvind Subramanian

Arvind Subramanian

Writing for PS since 2012
40 commentaries

Arvind Subramanian is a senior fellow at the Peterson Institute for International Economics and the author of Of Counsel: The Challenges of the Modi-Jaitley Economy (India Viking, 2018).

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  1. The Sino-American Trade War Benefits China’s Competitors
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    The Sino-American Trade War Benefits China’s Competitors

    May 23, 2024 Arvind Subramanian warns that escalating protectionism, while dangerous, could end up helping developing countries like India.

  2. India’s Climate Dilemma
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    India’s Climate Dilemma

    Jan 10, 2024 Arvind Subramanian & Navneeraj Sharma argue that international efforts to impose carbon taxes are overlooking domestic political constraints.

  3. India Should Quit the BRICS
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    India Should Quit the BRICS

    Sep 7, 2023 Arvind Subramanian & Josh Felman argue that the economic and political reasons for leaving the group have become overwhelming.

  4. Understanding Biden’s Big Bet on India
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    Understanding Biden’s Big Bet on India

    Jul 3, 2023 Arvind Subramanian sees savvy strategic calculations beneath the surface of the recent US-India lovefest in Washington.

  5. Anti-Neoliberalism as if the Poor Mattered
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    Anti-Neoliberalism as if the Poor Mattered

    Jun 13, 2023 Arvind Subramanian highlights the subtle intellectual imperialism that characterizes the economic debate in rich countries.

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    The Defining Economic Issue of the US Election

    Stephen S. Roach argues that the high price level, not inflation, is weighing on voters ahead of the presidential election.
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    What Does the EU Election Mean for European Climate Policy?

    Laurence Tubiana explains how green campaigners can strengthen their message to appeal to ordinary voters.
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    The Geopolitical Imperative to Upgrade the Dollar

    Jordan Bleicher & Josh Lipsky explain how emerging technologies are facilitating efforts to challenge the greenback’s global dominance.
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    Let the Giggers Fight Inflation

    Todd G. Buchholz criticizes efforts by US regulators to throttle the proliferation of independent contractors.
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    The Putin-Kim Pact Is an Opportunity for the West

    Ana Palacio

    The Russia-North Korea defense pact leaves no doubt about Russian President Vladimir Putin’s determination to overthrow the existing international order. But the agreement could also strain the Kremlin’s relations with China, potentially disrupting Sino-Russian efforts to undermine Western unity.

    urges policymakers to leverage the rogue partnership to drive a wedge between Russia and China.
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    What Climate-Vulnerable Developing Countries Need Right Now

    Mia Amor Mottley & Wale Edun

    Since the COVID-19 pandemic and Russia’s invasion of Ukraine, geopolitical tensions have dominated the global agenda, hindering collective efforts to address climate change. With the world still warming, urgent measures are needed to make investment in sustainable development feasible and affordable for everyone.

    propose a blueprint to unlock financing and kickstart investment in adaptation and clean energy.
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    Two Cheers for Identity Politics

    James Livingston argues that critics of the contemporary focus on issues of race, gender, and sexuality are ignoring history.
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    What the Next EU Leadership Must Do

    Carl Bildt offers a broad outline of the bloc's biggest challenges following this month's European Parliament election.
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    China Must Not Choose the Next Dalai Lama

    Brahma Chellaney urges the US and India to work together to protect the more than 600-year-old institution.

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