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Isabella M. Weber

Isabella M. Weber

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Isabella M. Weber, Assistant Professor of Economics at the University of Massachusetts Amherst, is the author of How China Escaped Shock Therapy: The Market Reform Debate (Routledge, 2021).

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  1. Isabella M. Weber on inflation, deglobalization, China, and more
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    Isabella M. Weber on inflation, deglobalization, China, and more

    Sep 6, 2022 Isabella M. Weber advocates targeted price controls over growth-depressing interest-rate hikes, warns the US and Europe to avoid energy “shock therapy,” considers the Communist Party of China’s current economic priorities, and more.

  2. Can Europe Weather Looming Gas Shortages?
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    Can Europe Weather Looming Gas Shortages?

    May 2, 2022 Karsten Neuhoff & Isabella M. Weber urge policymakers to agree to EU-level gas saving targets and other contingency measures before it is too late.

  3. Will China Save the US from Inflation Fears?
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    Will China Save the US from Inflation Fears?

    Jun 10, 2021 Isabella M. Weber thinks Joe Biden's administration might end up benefiting from Chinese price controls.

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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

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    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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