Skip to main content

Wing Thye Woo

Wing Thye Woo

7 commentaries

Wing Thye Woo, Vice President for Asia at the UN Sustainable Development Solutions Network, is Distinguished Professor Emeritus of Economics at the University of California, Davis and a research professor at Sunway University in Kuala Lumpur and Fudan University in Shanghai.

Sort by: Show:
  1. To De-Escalate US-China Tensions, Decouple Differently
    woo7_Getty Images_ us china Getty Images

    To De-Escalate US-China Tensions, Decouple Differently

    Jun 19, 2023 Wing Thye Woo explains why the US and China should seek to detach trade policy from technology and national-security issues.

  2. Defusing the US-China Trade Conflict
    Woo6_STR_AFP_Getty Images STR/AFP/Getty Images

    Defusing the US-China Trade Conflict

    Jul 3, 2018 Wing Thye Woo examines what’s driving the deterioration of the world’s most consequential economic relationship.

  3. China’s Growth Odyssey
    Beijing chinese exports fell Fred Dufour/Getty Images

    China’s Growth Odyssey

    Feb 17, 2017 Wing Thye Woo engages the views of Project Syndicate commentators, to ask whether China can avoid the “middle-income trap,” even as it reckons with Donald Trump’s presidency.

  4. A New Playbook for China and ASEAN
    woo4_VCG_Getty Images_South China Sea Poster VCG/ Getty Images

    A New Playbook for China and ASEAN

    Jul 15, 2016 Chin Tong Liew & Wing Thye Woo urge Chinese leaders to negotiate territorial claims in the South China Sea with the entire bloc.

  5. Renminbi Rising?

    Renminbi Rising?

    Dec 12, 2013 Wing Thye Woo lays out the conditions that China must meet to internationalize its currency and turn Shanghai into a global financial center.

  1. adebajo8KOLA SULAIMONAFP via Getty Images_tinubu KOLA SULAIMON/AFP via Getty Images

    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.
  2. ltobin2_Brett CoomerHouston Chronicle via Getty Images_USmanufacturingrobot Brett Coomer/Houston Chronicle via Getty Images

    The US Needs a Techno-Industrial Strategy

    Liza Tobin & Addis Goldman outline a three-pronged approach that would entrench American leadership in advanced industries.
  3. strain29_ Bonnie CashGetty Images_powell Bonnie Cash/Getty Images

    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.
  4. guinto3_TED ALJIBEAFP via Getty Images_heat wave TED ALJIBE/AFP via Getty Images

    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.
  5. benami215_IBRAHIM HAMSAFP via Getty Images_gazawar Ibrahim Hams/AFP via Getty Images

    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.
  6. rogoff216_ SAUL LOEBAFP via Getty Images_imf Saul Loeb/AFP via Getty Images

    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.
  7. pincus1_robal RashidLightRocket via Getty Images trump robal Rashid/LightRocket via Getty Images

    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.
  8. wei63_Spencer PlattGetty Images_trumpassassination Spencer Platt/Getty Images

    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.
  9. guajajara1_ Craig StennettGetty Images_brazil Craig Stennett/Getty Images

    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.

Edit Newsletter Preferences

Set up Notification

To receive email updates regarding this {entity_type}, please enter your email below.

If you are not already registered, this will create a PS account for you. You should receive an activation email shortly.