Live at Project Syndicate: Politics in the Way of Progress https://www.project-syndicate.org/commentary/populist-politics-block-development-goals-by-j–bradford-delong-2017-10: BERKELEY – There are 17 United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), which aim to tackle problems including poverty, hunger, […]
This is not at all the so-called “replication crisis”. The devices built work as assessed by all engineering yardsticks: cheap, easy to maintain, rugged, and simple to operate. The interventions […]
OK. Popping the distraction stack again. The very sharp Matthew Yglesias writes about: Matthew Yglesias: Premature Deindustrialization: The New Threat to Global Economic Development: In the popular imagination, the old […]
Must-Read: Gideon Rachman: Xi Jinping Has Changed China’s Winning Formula: “What Mr Xi has done is essentially to abandon the formula that has driven China’s rise… …created by Deng Xiaoping… […]
The extremely-sharp Branko Milanovic asks a very good question that I had never considered before: Branko Minanovic: Economic Reflections on the Fall of Constantinople: This Sunday, May 29 marks the […]
Must-Read: Branko Milanovic: How unequal is India?: “In the 1990s… the survey numbers began to diverge more and more from National Accounts statistics… …NSS kept on producing a fairly stable […]
Must-Watch: Min Zhu et al.: Breaking the Oil Spell: The Path to Diversification: “H.E. Obaid H. Al Tayer… Zeti Akhtar Aziz… J. Bradford DeLong… Simon Johnson… Reda Cherif… Fuad Hasanov… […]
Brad DeLong argues that China’s supergrowth has five more years to run—and that, after it ebbs, China’s success at grasping the future depends not on economic growth but on political reform.