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Kenneth Rogoff

Kenneth Rogoff

Writing for PS since 2002
201 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 and author of The Curse of Cash.

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  1. COVID Coin?
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    COVID Coin?

    Aug 5, 2020 Kenneth Rogoff assesses the pandemic's potential to accelerate the emergence of central-bank digital currencies.

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    A Roadmap for Stabilizing Sino-American Relations

    Minxin Pei

    Given the current bipartisan US antipathy toward China, President-elect Joe Biden is unlikely to change the fundamental tenets of President Donald Trump’s hard-line policy. But if Biden and Chinese President Xi Jinping each invest a modest amount of political capital, they may be able to de-escalate bilateral tensions. 

    outlines areas of possible cooperation between US President-elect Joe Biden and Chinese President Xi Jinping.
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    America’s Captured Courts

    Sheldon Whitehouse

    Decades ago, a group of powerful US corporate interests recognized that the unpopular policies they sought faced steady headwinds in the elected branches of government. But courts, stocked with amenable judges and presented with the right cases, could reliably deliver political wins without answering to voters. 

    shines a light on the dark money behind the US judiciary's rightward turn under Republican presidents.
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