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Arvind Subramanian

Arvind Subramanian

Writing for PS since 2012
34 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. The Age of Verbiage
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    The Age of Verbiage

    Feb 1, 2023 Arvind Subramanian blames today’s nonstop inundation of expert opinion for undermining the quality of public discourse.

  2. Global Cooperation Is Not Necessary to Fight Climate Change
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    Global Cooperation Is Not Necessary to Fight Climate Change

    Nov 10, 2022 Arvind Subramanian explains why protectionist industrial policies could help reduce global clean-energy prices.

  3. The Case for Structural Financial Deglobalization
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    The Case for Structural Financial Deglobalization

    Oct 28, 2022 Arvind Subramanian urges emerging and developing countries to erect barriers to certain cross-border capital flows.

  4. 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.

  5. 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.

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    Germany’s Reckoning

    Helmut K. Anheier

    Germany is now grappling with a host of difficult questions about its place in the world, the nature of its politics, and its most cherished values. For a pacifist society in a new age of conflict and war, everything must change if things are to remain the same.

    traces the contours of the country's debate, triggered by the Ukraine war, about its strategic future.
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    Preempting a Generative AI Monopoly

    Diane Coyle urges policymakers to take steps to counter the anti-competitive implications of a rapidly emerging market.
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    Japan’s Strategic Imperative

    Joseph S. Nye, Jr. sees the country doubling down on its best option for ensuring national security and regional stability.
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    China’s Savings Conundrum

    Zhang Jun explains why – and how – the country must stimulate household consumption to achieve a robust recovery.
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    The Flight of the Inflation Hawks

    Though the US Federal Reserve’s first interest-rate hike of 2023 is smaller than those that preceded it, policymakers have signaled that more increases are on the way, despite slowing price growth. But there is good reason to doubt the utility – and fear the consequences – of continued rate hikes, on both sides of the Atlantic.

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    How to Transform African Agriculture

    Safia Boly & Omid Kassiri identify four principles that could help governments across the continent boost food security.
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    Making Ukrainian Victory Possible

    Josep Borrell explains why continued military support and other forms of assistance remain critical.
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    Death or Glory in Russia

    Slavoj Žižek traces the religious and intellectual roots of the Kremlin’s increasingly morbid war propaganda.
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    Only the US Congress Can Stop Ukraine from Winning

    Simon Johnson explains why Russia’s best hope now lies with House Republicans’ nonsensical position on the US debt ceiling.

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