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  1. Mary Lou Valdez is Deputy Director of the Pan American Health Organization.

  2. Vidya Vasu-Devan is Director of the Strategic Investment Fund at the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation.

  3. Ivan Vejvoda is Vice President of the German Marshall Fund of the United States.

  4. Erion Veliaj is Mayor of Tirana.

  5. Stefaan G. Verhulst

    Stefaan G. Verhulst

    1 Commentary

    Stefaan G. Verhulst is Co-Founder and Chief Research and Development Officer of the GovLab at New York University.

  6. Maarten Verwey is Director-General of Economic and Financial Affairs for the European Commission.

  7. Francisco Vidal Luna

    Francisco Vidal Luna

    1 Commentary

    Francisco Vidal Luna, Professor Emeritus of Economic History at the University of São Paulo, is co-author, most recently, of Feeding the World: Brazil’s Transformation into a Modern Agricultural Economy and Modern Brazil: A Social History.

  8. Klaas van Egmond is Professor of Geosciences at Utrecht University.

  9. Viktor Vanberg

    Viktor Vanberg

    Writing for PS since 1997
    1 Commentary

    Professor of Economics, University of Freiburg, Germany.

  10. Xavier Vives

    Xavier Vives

    Writing for PS since 2000
    18 Commentaries

    Xavier Vives, Professor of Economics and Finance at IESE Business School, is the co-author (with Darrell Duffie, Thierry Foucault, and Laura Veldkamp) of the report Technology and Finance.

  11. Harold E. Varmus

    Harold E. Varmus

    Writing for PS since 2001
    1 Commentary

    President of Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center in New York. From 1993 to 1999 he was Director of the US National Institutes of Health. A Nobel laureate in Medicine (1989).

  12. Andrés Velasco

    Andrés Velasco

    Writing for PS since 2001
    148 Commentaries

    Andrés Velasco, a former finance minister of Chile, is Dean of the School of Public Policy at the London School of Economics and Political Science.

  13. Antje Vollmer

    Antje Vollmer

    Writing for PS since 2001
    1 Commentary

    Vice-President of the German Bundestag.

  14. Peter van Walsum

    Peter van Walsum

    Writing for PS since 2002
    1 Commentary

    Represented the Netherlands on the UN Security Council in 1999 and 2000. During that time he was chairman of the Iraq sanctions committee.

  15. Jürgen von Hagen

    Jürgen von Hagen

    Writing for PS since 2002
    1 Commentary

    Professor of Economics at ZEI, University of Bonn, and the Center for Economic Policy Research.

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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

    If you listen to tech industry leaders, business-sector forecasters, and much of the media, you may believe that recent advances in generative AI will soon bring extraordinary productivity benefits, revolutionizing life as we know it. Yet neither economic theory nor the data support such exuberant forecasts.

    finds nothing to support widely cited assessments of the technology’s near-term potential.
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    What the China Pessimists Are Getting Wrong

    Yu Yongding rejects gloomy narratives about the economy’s prospects and proposes ways to revive growth.
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    A Big Step Forward for Liver Health

    Danjuma Adda explains how new hepatitis guidelines from the World Health Organization could reduce cancer deaths in Africa.
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    The Fragile Fraternity of China and Russia

    Nina L. Khrushcheva

    Vladimir Putin’s recent state visit to Beijing – his first trip abroad since being inaugurated for a fifth term – was practically a mirror image of Mao Zedong’s visit to Moscow 75 years ago, when Stalin looked down on his guest. There is little reason to think that the bilateral relationship will prove more resilient this time.

    doubts that two countries with such diverging interests will be able to build a lasting partnership.
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    The Global Economy Is More Vulnerable Than It Seems

    Bertrand Badré & Yves Tiberghien identify five factors driving a potentially catastrophic trend toward fragmentation.
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    The Myth of Central-Bank Independence

    Robert Skidelsky thinks the time has come to transfer power from technocrats back to elected officials.
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    The Gig Economy vs. America’s Workers

    Sandeep Vaheesan warns that proposed ballot initiatives in Massachusetts would legalize exploitative employment practices.

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