Tag: Project Syndicate

PS: Trump’s Anachronistic Trade Strategy

In case you missed it, there is a good post on Project Syndicate by Richard Baldwin on the Trump team’s misreading of the unemployment problem. An excerpt: Trump and his team are missing a simple point: twenty-first-century globalization is knowledge-led, not trade-led. Radically reduced communication costs have enabled US firms to move production to lower-wage countries.

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Mohamed El-Erian: “The Democratic Disruption of Finance”

Mohamed El-Erian has an insightful column on Project Syndicate in which he suggests that the technology-driven revolutions that have affected so many sectors are finally coming to finance as well. After commenting on the most obvious example, Bitcoin, El-Erian notes the following: More promising examples, albeit less well-known, may be found in Internet-driven lending and borrowing clubs

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Welcoming the “Circular Revolution”

  There is an interesting post by Frans van Houten (CEO of Royal Philips) on ProjectSyndicate on what he calls “The Circular Economy.” Van Houten makes the point that the world has to move from a “linear” economy in which products are produced, consumed and then discarded to a circular model in which the full

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Hausmann: “The Specialization Myth”

Harvard’s Ricardo Hausmann has an interesting post on ProejctSyndicate in which he argues that urging developing countries to specialize is the wrong advice. His view is that it is not just too risky for cities or nations to bet everything on a few sectors, but that a diversity of economic activity actually creates more wealth

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Project Syndicate: “Revoking America’s Exorbitant Privilege”

Jose Antonio Ocampo (Professor at Columbia and former Minister of Finance of Colombia) has a short, insightful post on the Project Syndicate website that touches on a subject that barely came up during the recent silliness in Washington but that is, in my opinion, the real major consequence of these repeated budget theatrics: the growing consensus

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