Monthly Archives: February 2014

Anti-Japanese Protest Locations

This image comes from a new working paper (with Jessica Weiss) looking at the political economy of nationalist protest in China. Here’s the abstract: Why do some cities take part in waves of nationalist protest but not others? Nationalist protest … Continue reading

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Fresh from the Journals

Jonathan Hanson has a paper coming out in the International Studies Quarterly (ISQ) titled “Forging then Taming Leviathan: State Capacity, Constraints on Rulers, and Development.” The article shows that countries with low levels of GDP per capita are aided by … Continue reading

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Complexity and Currency

The Financial Times has two stories today referring to possible consequences of China’s falling renminbi. Unfortunately they appear to point in completely opposite directions. The titles give away the game: Falling renminbi heightens derivatives risks Beijing guides renminbi lower in … Continue reading

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