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Kenneth Rogoff

Kenneth Rogoff

Writing for PS since 2002
232 commentaries
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Kenneth Rogoff, Professor of Economics and Public Policy at Harvard University and recipient of the 2011 Deutsche Bank Prize in Financial Economics, was the chief economist of the International Monetary Fund from 2001 to 2003. He is co-author of This Time is Different: Eight Centuries of Financial Folly (Princeton University Press, 2011) and author of The Curse of Cash (Princeton University Press, 2016).

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  1. Will Crypto Survive?
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    Will Crypto Survive?

    Nov 25, 2022 Kenneth Rogoff assesses the strategies regulators could adopt in the aftermath of the FTX debacle.

  2. China’s Diminishing Returns
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    China’s Diminishing Returns

    Oct 31, 2022 Kenneth Rogoff explains why the country’s economically crucial real-estate sector is unlikely to bounce back anytime soon.

  3. How to Settle the Great Chess Cheating Scandal
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    How to Settle the Great Chess Cheating Scandal

    Oct 7, 2022 Kenneth Rogoff explains how a suspiciously successful young upstart can prove that he is for real.

  4. Britain Is Not an Emerging Market – Yet
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    Britain Is Not an Emerging Market – Yet

    Sep 30, 2022 Kenneth Rogoff considers the implications of the new government’s poorly received economic-policy package.

  5. Will the Dollar’s Surge End in Whiplash?
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    Will the Dollar’s Surge End in Whiplash?

    Sep 1, 2022 Kenneth Rogoff explains why the greenback could rise further against other major global currencies in the short term.

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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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