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Barry Eichengreen

Barry Eichengreen

Writing for PS since 2003
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Barry Eichengreen is Professor of Economics at the University of California, Berkeley, and a former senior policy adviser at the International Monetary Fund. He is the author of many books, including the forthcoming In Defense of Public Debt

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    China's Journey into the Unknown

    George Magnus

    Following the Chinese government’s sweeping corporate crackdown this year, three recent books on the country’s governance model have become especially timely. Each suggests that Chinese President Xi Jinping will have to navigate fundamental contradictions in his quest for “common prosperity.”

    reviews three books examining the increasingly obvious flaws in the country’s governance model.
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    Supply-Shock Therapy

    Even if today’s fears of a global production meltdown prove to be exaggerated, COVID-19 has exposed the myriad vulnerabilities of cross-border value chains. The key issue, beyond the immediate priority of easing input shortages, is whether firms will need state help to protect themselves against future supply disruptions.

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