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Yu Yongding

Yu Yongding

Writing for PS since 2010
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Yu Yongding, a former president of the China Society of World Economics and director of the Institute of World Economics and Politics at the Chinese Academy of Social Sciences, served on the Monetary Policy Committee of the People’s Bank of China from 2004 to 2006. 

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  1. Can China Reach Its 2024 Growth Target?
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    Can China Reach Its 2024 Growth Target?

    Apr 4, 2024 Yu Yongding argues that, beyond encouraging consumption, the government must ramp up spending on infrastructure this year.

  2. China’s Economic Prospects Are Brighter Than They Appear
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    China’s Economic Prospects Are Brighter Than They Appear

    Jan 30, 2024 Yu Yongding sees room for more infrastructure investment, the government’s most effective tool to offset weak demand.

  3. Fixing China’s Real-Estate Sector
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    Fixing China’s Real-Estate Sector

    Nov 30, 2023 Yu Yongding suggests three measures the government can take to address property developers’ deteriorating finances.

  4. China’s Policy-Induced Slowdown
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    China’s Policy-Induced Slowdown

    Oct 3, 2023 Yu Yongding blames falling growth on overly conservative monetary and fiscal policies, not structural changes.

  5. China’s Response to Decoupling
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    China’s Response to Decoupling

    Jun 28, 2023 Yu Yongding takes aim at Chinese and Western leaders who are tempted by the idea of economic decoupling.

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    History Already Tells Us the Future of AI

    Daron Acemoglu & Simon Johnson find policy lessons for the 2020s in the work of the early-nineteenth-century economist David Ricardo.
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    Trump and the Risk of a US Debt Default

    William L. Silber thinks the former president would be even more reckless if awarded another term this year.
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    Europe’s Red Tape Is Helping Russia

    Laurence Boone & Nicu Popescu

    The European Union’s cumbersome and narrowly defined regulations for public procurement and spending are not simply inadequate; they are dangerous. They weaken the bloc’s ability to protect itself from a broad range of Russian hybrid attacks while prolonging Russia’s aggression in Ukraine.

    propose a European Defense Production Act to help fast-track processes for public procurement and spending.
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    What to Look for in Trump’s First Trial

    Eric Posner

    The intricate legal issues and colorful characters in Donald Trump's criminal trials will undoubtedly keep the media and the viewing public enraptured for months to come. But when it comes to the 2024 election, all that really matters is how the defendant appears to a narrow sliver of undecided voters.

    points out that optics, more than the law or the facts, will be what matters most for the election.
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    AI Holds the Key to Resilient Cities

    Justina Nixon-Saintil surveys the technology's foreseeable applications in promoting urban sustainable development.
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    How Risky Is Japan’s Monetary-Policy Normalization?

    Takatoshi Ito considers the implications of the central bank’s exit from negative interest rates and quantitative easing.
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    As Families Change, So Must the Safety Net

    Neha Bansal urges governments to implement policies that promote intergenerational integration and solidarity.
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    The Language of Political Control

    Robert Skidelsky views recent linguistic innovations as manipulative efforts to compel “correct” thought and perception.
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    Globalization vs. Democracy

    Kaushik Basu highlights the contradictions and vulnerabilities inherent in the current international order.

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