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Diane Coyle

Diane Coyle

Writing for PS since 2017
29 commentaries
1 videos & podcasts

Diane Coyle, Professor of Public Policy at the University of Cambridge, is the author, most recently, of Cogs and Monsters: What Economics Is, and What It Should Be (Princeton University Press, 2021).

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  1. Liz Truss’s Backward Vision of the Future
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    Liz Truss’s Backward Vision of the Future

    Oct 6, 2022 Diane Coyle argues that the new UK government will never cure what ails the British economy by living in the past.

  2. Inflation’s Emotional Scars
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    Inflation’s Emotional Scars

    Aug 16, 2022 Diane Coyle thinks today's surging prices will have two profound consequences for Western economies.

  3. Rethinking Supply Chains
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    Rethinking Supply Chains

    Jun 10, 2022 Diane Coyle shows how many of today’s global production problems have been decades in the making.

  4. Is Competition Always Good?
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    Is Competition Always Good?

    Apr 11, 2022 Diane Coyle urges governments and regulators to recognize that healthy markets require a choice of business models.

  5. How to Level Up
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    How to Level Up

    Feb 9, 2022 Diane Coyle explains what the UK government’s White Paper gets right – and wrong – about tackling geographic inequalities.

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    Resentment on the Western Front

    Sławomir Sierakowski thinks the Polish public needs a more open and honest conversation about refugees before resentment spirals.
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    Crypto’s Well-Worn Path to Crisis

    Xavier Vives writes that, despite the novelty of the assets, the narrative of FTX’s collapse was established long ago.
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    The Unavoidable Crash

    Nouriel Roubini anticipates a stagflationary debt crisis, owing to a dangerous combination of inflation and over-borrowing.
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    War Over Taiwan?

    Joseph S. Nye, Jr. considers whether a deterrence arrangement that has worked for 50 years is still sufficient.
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    The Contested Fed

    James Livingston

    By all accounts, central banks – particularly the Fed, because the dollar is still the world’s dominant currency – already act as investment authorities. But their recent bailouts have exacerbated economic inequality, and have done little or nothing to address climate change.

    reviews three books that, each in its own way, reveal a central truth about the world’s leading central bank.
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    The Economics of Mainstreaming Climate Action

    Jean Pisani-Ferry & Selma Mahfouz identify the risks and short-term costs associated with the energy transition over the next decade.
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    Killing Twitter

    Antara Haldar explains what Elon Musk fundamentally misunderstands about the platform – and about free speech.
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    The Napoleons of Big Tech

    Bill Emmott

    Recent events in the technology sector suggest that investors and lenders should be demanding a premium to cover the risk that a star entrepreneur will become an egomaniacal dictator. With each business cycle, it seems, old lessons must be relearned.

    sees in the industry’s harsh reckoning this year lessons that apparently can’t be learned often enough.
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    The Crypto Emperor’s New Clothes

    The collapse of several crypto platforms this year – including the spectacular crash of the second-largest cryptocurrency exchange, FTX – has raised fundamental questions about the credibility of a digital innovation once hailed as the key to democratizing finance. Has crypto finally been exposed as a scam, or will a new, stronger crypto industry emerge from the current turmoil?

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