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Shang-Jin Wei

Shang-Jin Wei

Writing for PS since 2015
63 commentaries
1 videos & podcasts

Shang-Jin Wei, a former chief economist at the Asian Development Bank, is Professor of Finance and Economics at Columbia Business School and Columbia University’s School of International and Public Affairs. 

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  1. Will Trump Benefit from the Attempt on His Life?
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    Will Trump Benefit from the Attempt on His Life?

    Jul 16, 2024 Shang-Jin Wei draws parallels between the attack on Trump and the incident that swayed the 2004 Taiwanese election.

  2. The Global Implications of EU Tariffs on Chinese EVs
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    The Global Implications of EU Tariffs on Chinese EVs

    Jun 19, 2024 Shang-Jin Wei explains how higher levies will affect domestic consumers, Chinese producers, and other countries.

  3. Is India’s Economy Overhyped?
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    Is India’s Economy Overhyped?

    Apr 17, 2024 Shang-Jin Wei argues that the country’s rapid development, while undeniable, conceals deeper structural problems.

  4. The Right Response to China’s Electric-Vehicle Subsidies
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    The Right Response to China’s Electric-Vehicle Subsidies

    Apr 5, 2024 Gernot Wagner & Shang-Jin Wei explains why the United States and the European Union are considering tariffs – and why that’s a bad idea.

  5. How Can the World’s Growth Engine Do Better?
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    How Can the World’s Growth Engine Do Better?

    Jan 5, 2024 Shang-Jin Wei recommends a three-step plan to bolster business confidence and restore China's lost momentum.

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    Africa’s Hobbled Hegemons

    Adekeye Adebajo

    In the face of regional turmoil, rising extremism, and heightened geopolitical tensions, Africa urgently needs strong leadership. But its two most significant regional powers, Nigeria and South Africa, are too constrained by domestic challenges to represent Africa’s interests effectively on the world stage.

    examines the causes of political and economic malaise in Nigeria and South Africa.
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    The US Needs a Techno-Industrial Strategy

    Liza Tobin & Addis Goldman outline a three-pronged approach that would entrench American leadership in advanced industries.
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    The Fed Should Not Cut Interest Rates Yet

    Michael R. Strain argues that declaring victory over inflation, while tempting, would be to misread current economic conditions.
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    Preparing for a Future of Extreme Heat Waves

    Renzo R. Guinto urges political leaders to place resilience at the heart of housing, transport, and water policies.
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    Israel Is Enabling Iran’s War of Attrition

    Shlomo Ben-Ami thinks that Binyamin Netanyahu and his messianic allies are hastening the destruction of the Jewish state.
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    Unlocking IMF Reform

    Barry Eichengreen

    Sketching a reform agenda for the International Monetary Fund is easy; implementing reform is hard. It will require, among other things, the US to give up its veto in the institution, and China to assume more responsibility for global stability and the problems of other economies.

    writes that the key is a governance overhaul combined with a renewed focus on the Fund’s core mission.
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    The King of the Americans

    Steve Pincus observes that the US Supreme Court has given the president powers denied to English monarchs since James II.
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    Will Trump Benefit from the Attempt on His Life?

    Shang-Jin Wei draws parallels between the attack on Trump and the incident that swayed the 2004 Taiwanese election.
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    Fighting Climate Change Requires a Different Mindset

    Sonia Guajajara thinks the rest of the world can learn a lot from how indigenous peoples relate to nature.

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