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William H. Janeway

William H. Janeway

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William H. Janeway is an affiliated lecturer in economics at the University of Cambridge and author of Doing Capitalism in the Innovation Economy (Cambridge University Press, 2018).

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  1. The Rise of Mesoeconomics
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    The Rise of Mesoeconomics

    May 17, 2024 William H. Janeway explains how a long-neglected field of economic study can be applied to today's most pressing policy challenges.

  2. Is Techno-Monopoly Inevitable?
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    Is Techno-Monopoly Inevitable?

    Apr 5, 2024 William H. Janeway assesses a new theory of “technological market power” and its effects on the modern economy.

  3. The Political Economy of Technology
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    The Political Economy of Technology

    Aug 25, 2023 William H. Janeway considers the impact of technical advances and political power on socioeconomic outcomes over two centuries.

  4. What to Do About Radical Uncertainty
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    What to Do About Radical Uncertainty

    Jul 21, 2023 William H. Janeway describes three approaches to managing the unknowable in markets that demand both efficiency and innovation.

  5. William H. Janeway on state-sponsored innovation, greentech, asset bubbles, and more
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    William H. Janeway on state-sponsored innovation, greentech, asset bubbles, and more

    Mar 7, 2023 William H. Janeway proposes a better approach to innovation-boosting state procurement, explains why financial speculation is vital to technological progress, highlights three recent developments that could transform capitalism, and more.

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    The Sino-American Trade War Benefits China’s Competitors

    Arvind Subramanian warns that escalating protectionism, while dangerous, could end up helping developing countries like India.
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    Is the Quad Becoming a Potemkin Alliance?

    Brahma Chellaney fears that US President Joe Biden’s conciliatory approach toward China is undermining Indo-Pacific security.
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    The High Costs of the New US Tariffs on Chinese EVs

    Pinelopi Koujianou Goldberg

    Every time one set of protectionist measures against China disappoints, the United States escalates its economic war in the hope that additional restrictions will prove more effective. Yet by slapping massive tariffs on Chinese electric vehicles, America has laid bare its own hypocrisy and economic vulnerabilities.

    laments the Biden administration's embrace of costly, futile efforts to outcompete low-cost rivals.
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    How G7 Leaders Can Unlock Financing for Africa

    William Ruto

    With many African countries trapped in perpetual cycles of debt, financing investment in sustainable development has become increasingly difficult, if not impossible. The situation demands that wealthy countries step up and offer debt relief and cancellation, in addition to more concessional and long-term financing.

    urges wealthy countries to help bring the global financial system into line with the developing world's needs.
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    The Threat of Trumpflation and a Fed War

    J. Bradford DeLong thinks monetary hawks should be more worried about the return of a populist demagogue to the White House.
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    Is China Too Old to Get Rich?

    Yi Fuxian explains why the country’s rising median age is at the root of its current malaise.
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    The Dangerous Retreat into Protectionism

    Carl Bildt warns that nothing good will come from a more deeply fragmented global economy.
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    The Case for Ukraine’s NATO Accession

    Yuriy Gorodnichenko & Ilona Sologoub explain why giving in to the Kremlin’s nuclear blackmail could push the alliance into a death spiral.
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    Don’t Believe the AI Hype

    Daron Acemoglu finds nothing to support widely cited assessments of the technology’s near-term potential.

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