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Yasheng Huang

Yasheng Huang

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Yasheng Huang, Professor of Global Economics and Management at MIT Sloan School of Management, is the author of the forthcoming book The Rise and the Fall of the EAST: How Exams, Autocracy, Stability, and Technology Brought China Success, and Why They Might Lead to Its Decline (Yale University Press, August 2023).

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  1. How to Kill Chinese Dynamism
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    How to Kill Chinese Dynamism

    Aug 18, 2023 Yasheng Huang thinks many have underestimated the key role that Hong Kong previously played in the country's growth story.

  2. China's Moment of Decision
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    China's Moment of Decision

    Mar 7, 2022 Yasheng Huang explains why the country's lower-key, less moralistic approach to Russia may prove essential.

  3. Trump’s Right-Wing Rainbow Coalition
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    Trump’s Right-Wing Rainbow Coalition

    Dec 14, 2020 Yasheng Huang thinks psychology, rather than demographics, provides the key to contemporary US electoral politics.

  4. Can the Belt and Road Become a Trap for China?
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    Can the Belt and Road Become a Trap for China?

    May 22, 2019 Yasheng Huang says Chinese policymakers should repair relations with the West rather than push large infrastructure projects.

  5. America’s Second Sputnik Moment?
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    America’s Second Sputnik Moment?

    Jul 6, 2018 Yasheng Huang says the US should respond to “Made in China 2025” with the same urgency as during the space race.

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    Carbon Credits Hold the Key to Combating Deforestation

    Roselyn Fosuah Adjei explains how nature-based offsets could help reduce emissions and benefit local communities.
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    Alexei Navalny Did Not Die for Nothing

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    The Russian opposition leader faced a dilemma that all dissenters in authoritarian states must grapple with: live in exile and fade into obscurity, or confront an oppressive regime and risk imprisonment and torture. Navalny’s choice – and the price he paid for making it – will inspire dissidents for generations to come.

    highlights the crucial role of political martyrs in inspiring resistance to oppressive regimes.
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    The Submergence of Emerging Markets

    Andrés Velasco worries that major middle-income economies are facing a prolonged slowdown, jeopardizing global convergence.
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    How AI Could Reshape Medicine

    Junaid Nabi highlights the new technology’s potential to transform how we diagnose, treat, and prevent diseases.
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    Making Bretton Woods Work for Africa

    Hippolyte Fofack envisions a reformed global financial architecture that provides equal access to long-term patient capital.
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    Making Sense of Society

    Michael Spence considers why a healthy civil society is crucial to good governance and inclusive prosperity.
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    Shock Therapy Killed Navalny

    Antara Haldar argues that while Vladimir Putin bears responsibility, so do the economic policies that put him in power.
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    Putin’s Silk Road Around Sanctions

    Robin Brooks & Simon Johnson urge Europe and the G7 to stop the re-export of Western goods to Russia from Central Asia and the Caucasus.
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    To Fight Climate Change, End Fossil-Fuel Subsidies

    Günther Thallinger & Ludovic Subran urge policymakers to recognize the true costs of a policy that harms the planet and does not help the poor.

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