Op-eds

I’ve written op-eds and blogs for The International Herald Tribune, Project Syndicate, Wall Street Journal, Devex, The Conversation, Brookings Future Development Blog, China Policy Institute, Straits Times, South China Morning Post, Ideas for Development, Public Administration Review. Below is a selection of my recent commentaries.


“Harnessing Weak Institutions to Build Markets,” Devex, August 24, 2017. LINK
(Reprinted as guest post at Global Integrity, with commentary by Alan Hudson)

“Why China Can’t Fix Its Environment Simply by Adjusting Targets,” Public Administration Review, Blog Symposium on “Climate Change & Public Administration.” July 21, 2017. LINK
(Reprinted in Frontera News, Straits Times)

Credit: Flickr Commons, user homatthew

“Interprovince investment revives China’s growth rate,” Wall Street Journal, July 18, 2017. LINK | PDF

“Directed Improvisation: The China model that other countries can learn from.” China Policy Institute. June 15, 2017. LINK

“Ending poverty: What should we learn and not learn from China,” The Brookings Future Development Blog, November 7, 2016. LINK
(Reprinted in China Policy Institute)

“With its corruption crackdown, China is also stamping out innovation.” The Conversation. November 6, 2016. LINK
(Reprinted in Harvard Economics Review)

Sept. 25, 2015 "Two days after the visit of Pope Francis, the President and First Lady hosted President Xi Jinping of China and Madame Peng Liyuan for another State Visit. Before the formal State Dinner, the President showed President Xi and Madame Peng the Gettysburg Address in the Lincoln Bedroom." (Official White House Photo by Pete Souza) This official White House photograph is being made available only for publication by news organizations and/or for personal use printing by the subject(s) of the photograph. The photograph may not be manipulated in any way and may not be used in commercial or political materials, advertisements, emails, products, promotions that in any way suggests approval or endorsement of the President, the First Family, or the White House.