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Mitra discusses what India needs to do to attract global supply chains in Economic Times

"Attracting GSCs to India is actually very hard work, without having any attractive catchphrase. There is no strategy other than considerable additional investment and effort into infrastructure and skill-building, tackling power bottlenecks, reforms in labour and land regulations and keeping protectionist forces at bay," writes Devashish Mitra, professor of economics and Gerald B. and Daphna Cramer Professor of Global Affairs.

June 25, 2020

Lovely discusses Trump's Hong Kong policy in CNN article

"Walking away from situations that challenge U.S. interests, as Trump has done with Hong Kong, only to hide behind a wall of ever higher barriers, will only serve to leave China unchecked and America increasingly alone," writes Professor Mary Lovely.

June 23, 2020

Tóbiás featured in WalletHub article on economic fallout from COVID-19

Áron Tóbiás, assistant professor of economics, says the most important lesson that state authorities can learn from the economic fallout of this pandemic is "the unexpected happens—better be prepared." He adds, "From a public finance perspective, state governments (and the federal government, too) might want to think about setting up more robust rainy-day funds once this crisis is over."

June 11, 2020

Lovely comments on the future of the US-China trade deal in South China Morning Post

"The priority the two sides are placing on the deal is not so much a way to repair damage as it is to not cause further damage," says Professor of Economics Mary Lovely. "If the U.S. announces the deal is dead, Trump is locked into some kind of retaliation."

June 8, 2020

Mitra discusses India's need for an effective rescue plan in Economic Times

"As reviving the economy is not possible without restarting production, there needs to be a phased exit from the lockdown through extensive testing that identifies people who can go back to work with the confidence that they won’t contract the disease from others," says Devashish Mitra, Gerald B. and Daphna Cramer Professor of Global Affairs.

June 1, 2020

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Lovely weighs in on US-China trade deal targets, tensions on NPR

Professor of Economics Mary Lovely says targets for exports of farm goods, factory products, and crude oil were always going to be a stretch, and that the coronavirus pandemic has made things worse.

May 28, 2020

Hou quoted in Bloomberg article on balanced-budget loopholes

"The rules are not ironclad," says Yilin Hou, professor of public administration and international affairs. "The simple reason being that state governments must operate to provide the services demanded by citizens, however harsh the rules are." 

May 26, 2020

McDowell speaks to Al Jazeera about IMF bailouts due to COVID-19

Daniel McDowell was interviewed by Al Jazeera about IMF debt and bailouts for  "More than 90 countries request IMF bailout."
May 26, 2020

Lovely quoted in Sinclair Broadcast Group article on COVID-19, US manufacturing

Mary Lovely, professor of economics, believes maintaining a globalized economy is more sustainable for the countries involved than moving manufacturing to the United States unnecessarily.

May 21, 2020

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