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Lee Jong-Wha

Lee Jong-Wha

Writing for PS since 2012
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Lee Jong-Wha, Professor of Economics at Korea University, was chief economist at the Asian Development Bank and a senior adviser for international economic affairs to former South Korean President Lee Myung-bak.

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  1. An Interview with Lee Jong-Wha
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    An Interview with Lee Jong-Wha

    Jun 9, 2020 Lee Jong-Wha warns that China’s proposed security law threatens Hong Kong's status as a global financial hub, shows how COVID-19 stimulus can improve South Korea’s long-term prospects, and predicts that the US dollar’s dominance is far from over.

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    Why the US Should Pursue Cooperation with China

    Jeffrey D. Sachs

    Cooperation is not cowardice, as American conservatives repeatedly claim. Both the US and China have much to gain from it: peace, expanded markets, accelerated technological progress, the avoidance of a new arms race, progress against COVID-19, a robust global jobs recovery, and a shared effort against climate change. 

    urges the US president to look past the consensus view that long-term strategic competition is inevitable.
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    America’s Stimulus Debate

    Many would regard the middle of a pandemic-induced economic crisis as the wrong time to sound the alarm about the potential dangers of profligate government spending. But as US President Joe Biden’s proposed $1.9 trillion economic rescue plan works its way through Congress, it is not only Republicans who are asking whether providing too much fiscal stimulus could be just as risky as delivering too little.

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