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Coronavirus, Trade, and Peace

August 11, 2020

After years of rising protectionism, the COVID-19 crisis has thrown yet another wrench into the wheels of global commerce. In this episode of CoronaNomics, former World Trade Organization Director-General Pascal Lamy speaks with The Independent’s Ben Chu and The Telegraph’s Lizzy Burden about the present and future of international trade.

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How to Predict COVID-19

August 3, 2020

With the COVID-19 pandemic continuing to wreak havoc on countries around the world, the fate of the global economy increasingly hinges on questions that admit of no simple answers. In the latest episode of CoronaNomics, former Bank of England Governor Mervyn King speaks with The Independent’s Ben Chu and The Telegraph’s Lizzy Burden about the challenges facing policymakers in a time of radical uncertainty.

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Is It Time to Decentralize Power?

July 22, 2020

With more direct knowledge of the facts on the ground, it stands to reason that local, state, and regional authorities would be better placed to lead during emergencies like the COVID-19 crisis. In the latest episode of CoronaNomics, PS contributor Raghuram Rajan speaks with The Independent’s Ben Chu and The Telegraph’s Lizzy Burden about how policymaking can be re-delegated for an age of pandemics, de-globalization, and declining trust in centralized institutions.

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Covid-19 & Deglobalization: What Will the Post-Pandemic World Look Like?

July 9, 2020

Since the era of hyper-globalization was already waning before the coronavirus pandemic arrived, de-globalization in its aftermath may well be inevitable. In the latest episode of CoronaNomics, Ben Chu of The Independent and Lizzie Burden of The Telegraph ask PS contributors Pinelopi Goldberg and Dani Rodrik what a less globalized world might look like, and whether it is to be feared or welcomed.

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Fixing the World Trade Crisis after coronavirus

July 2, 2020

With threats to international commerce mounting even before COVID-19 arrived, the pandemic has triggered a decline in trade on a scale not seen since the Great Depression. In the latest installment of CoronaNomics, Ben Chu of The Independent and Lizzie Burden of The Telegraph speak with Peter Mandelson and Hamid Mamdouh about where the crisis is heading, and what solutions may be on offer.

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Why is America First?

June 22, 2020

The United States, despite its enormous wealth and resources, has proved incapable of managing the COVID-19 crisis. In the latest episode of CoronaNomics, The Independent’s Ben Chu and The Telegraph’s Lizzy Burden speak with PS contributor Robert Reich about the reasons for America’s failed response, and the wider implications for Americans and the world.

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Behavioural Science – Help or Hindrance?

June 16, 2020

The study of how ordinary people make decisions across different contexts has had an increasingly influential role in policymaking. In the latest installment of CoronaNomics, Cass Sunstein of Harvard Business School and Stephen Reicher of the University of St. Andrews speak with The Independent’s Ben Chu and The Telegraph’s Lizzy Burden about how findings from behavioral science can be used to improve policy responses to the pandemic.

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The Race for a Vaccine

June 8, 2020

Although a universally available COVID-19 vaccine represents the best way for all countries to reopen and restart their economies, developing and administering it will require large up-front investments and a radical shift in how we think about innovation. In the latest installment of CoronaNomics, PS contributor Mariana Mazzucato speaks with The Independent’s Ben Chu and The Telegraph’s Lizzy Burden about the challenges facing a more cooperative approach to ensuring global public goods.

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Markets vs Reality

June 2, 2020

As the COVID-19 pandemic escalates, and its effects reverberate around the world, Project Syndicate is delivering the expert scientific, economic, and political insights that people need. For more than 25 years, we have been guided by a simple credo: All people deserve access to a broad range of views by the world’s foremost leaders and thinkers on the issues, events, and forces shaping their lives. In this crisis, that mission is more important than ever – and we remain committed to fulfilling it.
But there is no doubt that the intensifying crisis puts us, like so many other organizations, under growing strain. If you are in a position to support us, please subscribe now.
As a subscriber, you will enjoy unlimited access to our On Point suite of long reads and book

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What Can the Far East Teach the World?

May 25, 2020

As the COVID-19 pandemic escalates, and its effects reverberate around the world, Project Syndicate is delivering the expert scientific, economic, and political insights that people need. For more than 25 years, we have been guided by a simple credo: All people deserve access to a broad range of views by the world’s foremost leaders and thinkers on the issues, events, and forces shaping their lives. In this crisis, that mission is more important than ever – and we remain committed to fulfilling it.
But there is no doubt that the intensifying crisis puts us, like so many other organizations, under growing strain. If you are in a position to support us, please subscribe now.
As a subscriber, you will enjoy unlimited access to our On Point suite of long reads and book

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Averting Catastrophe

May 13, 2020

Though the COVID-19 pandemic is a global problem, it poses the greatest threat to the world’s poorest and most vulnerable. In this episode, PS contributors Esther Duflo, Achim Steiner, and Joseph E. Stiglitz discuss with Ben Chu of The Independent and Lizzy Burden of the Daily Telegraph how developing countries can address the health and economic crises they face.

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Calculating an Exit Strategy

May 7, 2020

Questions on how to weigh the health and economic risks of COVID-19 lockdown measures are now the subjects of endless debate. In this episode of "CoronaNomics," PS contributor Diane Coyle of Cambridge University, former UK Cabinet Secretary Gus O’Donnell, The Independent’s Ben Chu, and Lizzie Burden of the Daily Telegraph discuss how policymakers and the public should be thinking about the problem.

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The New Command Economy?

April 30, 2020

Since the beginning of March, Western governments have intervened in the economy on a scale never seen in peacetime. In a recent episode of "CoronaNomics," PS’s Roman Frydman, INET’s Rob Johnson, and Ben Chu of  The Independent and Lizzie Burden of The Telegraph discuss whether governments are getting involved in the right way.

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