Jack Gao

Jack Gao is a Program Economist at the Institute for New Economic Thinking.

He is interested in international economics and finance, energy policy, economic development, and the Chinese economy.

He previously worked in financial product and data departments in Bloomberg Singapore, and reported on Asian financial markets in Bloomberg News from Shanghai.

Jack holds a MPA in International Development from Harvard Kennedy School, and a B.S. in Economics from Singapore Management University.

He has published articles on China Policy Review and Harvard Kennedy School Review.

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The Jobs Legacy of the Obama Presidency

Article | Jan 19, 2017

Viewed in historical context, the weak recovery from the 2008 crisis has been slow and painful, but a sub-5% unemployment rate and healthy job and wage growth will be among the most important legacies Obama leaves to the next president

Reality Check: What Economists Talk About When They Talk About the Chinese Economy

Article | Dec 23, 2016

Beneath the heated political rhetoric over U.S.-China economic ties lies an increasingly complex reality

Bracing for Trumponomics

Article | Nov 29, 2016

What we’re reading: Some analysts expect dramatic changes and a short-term boost to the US economy, others predict continuity — and see Trump’s election reflecting a sea change in the global order

Trade Liberalization After the U.S. Election

Article | Nov 16, 2016

The TPP is dead, as is the assumption that future free-trade agreements can be negotiated by experts alone

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