Opinion

Thought leadership is not for the faint of heart. The opinions expressed in the op-ed articles below are aimed at pushing the envelope of debate on a broad range of macroeconomic issues, from the Sino-American conflict to forces bearing down separately on the United States, China, and the broader global economy and world financial markets. Accountability is an important, albeit oft uncomfortable, aspect of the arena of public opinion—owning up to and explaining the inevitable mistakes. Without the accountability of an honest broker of ideas, the credibility of opinion-making rings hollow.

Project Syndicate archive

2022

“China’s Growth Sacrifice” — August 23
“Deglobalization’s China Wild Card” — July 25
“Wrong on the Dollar — for Now” — June 27
“Jerome Powell’s Volcker Deficit” — May 25
“Downside Risks to Global Growth” — April 23
“China’s Time for Global Leadership” — March 17
“How China Can End the War in Ukraine” — March 10
“Only China can Stop Russia” — March 7
“China’s Triangulation Gambit” — February 10
“The Fed is Playing with Fire” — January 24

2021

“The Fed Must Think Creatively Again” — November 22
“Connecting the Dots in China” — September 27
“China’s Animal Spirits Deficit” — July 27
“The Ghost of Arthur Burns” — May 25
“My Worst Forecasting Mistake” — April 23
“Boxed In On China” — March 23
“The Limits to America’s Pent-Up Demand” — February 22
“The Internet Versus Democracy” — January 20

2020

“The Pandemic’s Long Shadow” — December 21
“A Tale of Two Economies” — November 24
“China Leads Again” — October 26
“The Vise Tightens on the Dollar” — September 25
“America’s Coming Double Dip” — August 25
“From American to European Exceptionalism” — July 22
“The COVID Shock to the Dollar” — June 23
“The Fable of the Chinese Whistleblower” — May 18
“The End of the US-China Relationship” — April 27
“The False Crisis Comparison” — March 19
“When China Sneezes” — February 24
“A Global Economy Without a Cushion” — January 27
“The Myth of Global Decoupling” — January 3

Earlier Project Syndicate articles from 2011 to 2019 can be found here.

Other opinion pieces

2022

“Two insecure superpowers stumble towards collision over Taiwan,” Financial Times — August 3
“Q&A on the tariff rollback debate,” China’s Global Times — July 13
“Warning Signs from Chinese Labor Market Distress,” The Wire China — June 12
“The China Cushion has Deflated,” SupChina Q&A —April 29

2021

“The Sequencing Trap That Risks Stagflation 2.0,” Financial Times — October 13
“The Dollar’s Crash is Only Just Beginning,” Bloomberg Opinion — January 25

2020

“Three Priorities for the US to De-escalate the China Conflict,” Financial Times — December 6
“Rethinking the US-China Conflict,” China Daily — November 20
“The end of the dollar’s Exorbitant Privilege,” Financial Times — October 5
“America’s Gang of Four Has Spoken,” CNN News — August 4
“The Fall of the Almighty Dollar,” Horizons (CIRSD) — Autumn Issue
“How the Coming Crash in the Dollar Will Unfold,” Bloomberg Opinion — June 15
“A Crash in the Dollar is Coming,” Bloomberg Opinion — June 9
“Get Ready for a Campaign Season Full of China-Covid Conspiracy Theories,” CNN News — May 8
“A return to 1970s stagflation is only a broken supply chain away,” Financial Times — May 6
“Don’t Blame Supply Chains,” YaleGlobal Online — May 1
“Time for the US and China to Collaborate, Not Complain,” Bloomberg Opinion — March 30
“US Lives and Economic Stability Threatened by Coronavirus Conflict with China,” The Hill — March 23
“COVID-19: Quality Shock to Globalization,” YaleGlobal Online — March 2

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