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Jason Furman

Jason Furman

Writing for PS since 2017
10 commentaries
1 videos & podcasts

Jason Furman, a former chair of President Barack Obama’s Council of Economic Advisers, is Professor of the Practice of Economic Policy at Harvard University’s John F. Kennedy School of Government and Senior Fellow at the Peterson Institute for International Economics.

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  1. The Trussonomics Warning
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    The Trussonomics Warning

    Oct 4, 2022 Jason Furman explains why all policies intended to help one group must nowadays come at the expense of other groups.

  2. America’s Wage-Price Persistence Must Be Stopped
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    America’s Wage-Price Persistence Must Be Stopped

    Aug 2, 2022 Jason Furman argues that the Federal Reserve should err on the side of doing too much, rather than too little.

  3. Will US Consumers Keep Spending?
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    Will US Consumers Keep Spending?

    May 31, 2022 Jason Furman explains why high inflation and declining real wages have not caused households to reduce their outlays.

  4. This Inflation Is Demand-Driven and Persistent
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    This Inflation Is Demand-Driven and Persistent

    Apr 20, 2022 Jason Furman emphasizes that all the stories about supply shortages cannot explain the economic big picture.

  5. The Economic Consequences of the Ukraine War
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    The Economic Consequences of the Ukraine War

    Feb 25, 2022 Jason Furman cautions against reading too much into the initial market reaction to Russia's invasion.

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    Utopia or Bust

    J. Bradford DeLong considers our options for both expanding and effectively slicing the proverbial economic pie.
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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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