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John H. Cochrane

John H. Cochrane

Writing for PS since 2021
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John H. Cochrane is a senior fellow at the Hoover Institution.

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  1. The End of an Economic Illusion
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    The End of an Economic Illusion

    Apr 15, 2022 John H. Cochrane shows how the return of inflation is forcing pundits and policymakers to abandon wishful thinking.

  2. Time for Supply
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    Time for Supply

    Mar 3, 2022 John H. Cochrane & Jon Hartley explain the reforms needed to fix the US economy's long-ignored but single biggest problem.

  3. Why Isn't the Fed Doing its Job?
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    Why Isn't the Fed Doing its Job?

    Jan 19, 2022 John H. Cochrane thinks the world’s most important central bank has lost its way and should get back to basics.

  4. The Ghost of Christmas Inflation
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    The Ghost of Christmas Inflation

    Dec 23, 2021 John H. Cochrane sees surging US prices as the foreseeable result of fiscal stimulus outstripping the economy's capacity.

  5. The Revenge of Supply
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    The Revenge of Supply

    Oct 22, 2021 John H. Cochrane attributes recent prices surges, production bottlenecks, and shortages to misguided policy priorities.

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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

    Laurence Tubiana

    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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