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Jayati Ghosh

Jayati Ghosh

Writing for PS since 2018
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Jayati Ghosh, Professor of Economics at the University of Massachusetts Amherst, is a member of the Club of Rome’s Transformational Economics Commission and Co-Chair of the Independent Commission for the Reform of International Corporate Taxation.

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  1. For Global Tax Reform, the Devil Is in the Details
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    For Global Tax Reform, the Devil Is in the Details

    Mar 12, 2024 Jayati Ghosh explains why one of two proposed subject-to-tax rules enables developing countries to generate more revenue.

  2. The Toxic Legacy of the Green Revolution
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    The Toxic Legacy of the Green Revolution

    Feb 12, 2024 Jayati Ghosh urges developing countries to adopt agroecological cultivation rather than focusing on boosting yields.

  3. India’s Great Jobs Challenge
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    India’s Great Jobs Challenge

    Jan 11, 2024 Jayati Ghosh highlights the government’s failure to ensure a sufficient number of even low-paid employment opportunities.

  4. SDRs Are the Great Untapped Source of Climate Finance
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    SDRs Are the Great Untapped Source of Climate Finance

    Dec 12, 2023 Jayati Ghosh urges leaders to use the IMF’s reserve asset to help low-income economies achieve sustainability goals.

  5. When Investors Subvert States
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    When Investors Subvert States

    Nov 30, 2023 Jayati Ghosh urges policymakers to end the undemocratic practice of allowing multinationals to sue sovereign countries.

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    A Weak, Uneven Global Recovery

    Eswar Prasad & Caroline Smiltneks explain why domestic political divisions and inflationary pressures jeopardize current market optimism.
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    Will Cambridge Support Free Speech?

    Peter Singer examines the university’s ongoing case against Nathan Cofnas, a research fellow who advocates “race realism.”
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    Can China Get Out of Its Rut?

    China’s authorities have powerful economic-policy levers at their disposal to achieve their 5% growth target this year and to put the economy on a more sustainable long-term growth path. But several trends – from the shift toward state capitalism to population aging to the loss of goodwill between Chinese and Americans – could thwart China’s ambition to join the ranks of high-income countries by mid-century.

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    China Stifles Its Own Debate

    Stephen S. Roach

    For more than two decades, the China Development Forum was a meeting where foreign business, political, and academic leaders could debate the state of the Chinese economy with the country’s highest leaders. But this year’s gathering eschewed open and honest dialogue, in favor of telling only “good stories” about China.

    bemoans the transformation of the country’s most important platform for open dialogue into a schmooze-fest.
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    Leaving Africa’s Colonial-Era Currency Will Be Hard, But May Be Wise

    Peter Doyle considers how exiting the CFA franc zone could benefit Burkina Faso, Mali, and Niger, despite the challenges.
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    Europe’s War Jitters

    Shlomo Ben-Ami urges EU member states to prepare for the possibility of the US abandoning its NATO commitments.
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    Governments Must Shape AI’s Future

    Mariana Mazzucato & Fausto Gernone

    As with social media, the incentives around AI are aligned for rent extraction, where large companies, acting as intermediaries, amass profits at others’ expense. Governments urgently need to step in to ensure that the technology is being designed and brought to market in ways that will serve the common good.

    urge policymakers to see themselves as proactive participants in technological innovation and market-making.
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    How Guyana Became Latin America’s Leading Development Lab

    Iván Duque Márquez highlights the current government’s unique approach to managing its renewable and non-renewable resources.
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    Beating Back Populists at the Grassroots

    Sławomir Sierakowski interprets the seemingly mixed results of recent municipal and provincial elections in Poland.

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