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Heiwai Tang
Opinion

Opinion

Heiwai Tang

Why the coronavirus is a ticking time bomb in the US: a costly and inefficient health care system

  • The US’ slow initial response to the threat of Covid-19, the shortage of testing kits and confusion over who can get tested are symptoms of long-term structural problems in the country’s health care system

Illustration: Craig Stephens Illustration: Craig Stephens
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Heiwai Tang

Heiwai Tang

Heiwai Tang is professor of economics and associate director of both the Asia Global Institute and the Institute for China and Global Development at the University of Hong Kong. Prior to joining HKU, he was tenured associate professor of international economics at Johns Hopkins University. He is also affiliated with the Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas in the US, the Centre of Economic Studies and Ifo Institute (CESIfo) in Germany, and the Globalisation and Economic Policy Centre in the UK as research fellow. He has been a frequent consultant to the World Bank, International Finance Corporation, United Nations, and Asian Development Bank.