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    The Euro and Its Imperial Ancestors

    Victoria Gierok

    At 25, the euro has come of age at a time when European politics is tending toward fragmentation and a renewed emphasis on national sovereignty. To determine whether it will last, it helps to consult the history of earlier common-currency projects.

    draws lessons from earlier experiments with common currencies across disparate polities and economies.
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    A Growth Agenda for the G20

    Paola Subacchi

    From easing the stranglehold of excessive debt to harnessing more resources for climate action, there are several issues that South Africa can and should consider including in the agenda it pursues during its G20 presidency next year. But one objective is indisputable: faster economic growth.

    sees one policy priority capable of uniting the world's leading developed and developing economies.
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    Is Greece’s Six-Day Work Week a Harbinger?

    Pinelopi Koujianou Goldberg points out that the country is facing the same demographic problem as almost all advanced economies.
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    Europe Must Clamp Down on Russian Oil Flows Through Turkey

    Martin Vladimirov urges policymakers to close the sanctions loophole that allows the Kremlin to sell fossil fuels to the EU.
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    Iran’s Economy Needs a New Deal with the West

    Djavad Salehi-Isfahani shows that pursuing sanctions relief is the only solution to the country's stagflation.
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    Rebooting the Sustainable Development Goals

    John W. McArthur & Zia Khan urge political, business, and civil-society leaders to foster the big ideas needed to meet the 2030 targets.
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    The Starmer Model

    Daron Acemoglu thinks the UK Labour Party’s victory holds lessons for centrist and center-left parties elsewhere.
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    Overcoming Political Short-Termism in Latin America

    Eric Parrado envisions independent institutions empowered to devise and implement long-term development-related policies.
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    Accountability Holds the Key to Restoring Trust in Democracy

    Anat R. Admati argues that recklessness and deception flourish when their root causes are poorly understood.
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  1. A Growth Agenda for the G20
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    A Growth Agenda for the G20

    Jul 22, 2024 Paola Subacchi sees one policy priority capable of uniting the world's leading developed and developing economies.

  2. Europe Must Clamp Down on Russian Oil Flows Through Turkey
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    Europe Must Clamp Down on Russian Oil Flows Through Turkey

    Jul 19, 2024 Martin Vladimirov urges policymakers to close the sanctions loophole that allows the Kremlin to sell fossil fuels to the EU.

  3. Rebooting the Sustainable Development Goals
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    Rebooting the Sustainable Development Goals

    Jul 19, 2024 John W. McArthur & Zia Khan urge political, business, and civil-society leaders to foster the big ideas needed to meet the 2030 targets.

  4. Is Greece’s Six-Day Work Week a Harbinger?
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    Is Greece’s Six-Day Work Week a Harbinger?

    Jul 19, 2024 Pinelopi Koujianou Goldberg points out that the country is facing the same demographic problem as almost all advanced economies.

  5. The Euro and Its Imperial Ancestors
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    The Euro and Its Imperial Ancestors

    Jul 19, 2024 Victoria Gierok draws lessons from earlier experiments with common currencies across disparate polities and economies.

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    The Euro and Its Imperial Ancestors

    Victoria Gierok

    At 25, the euro has come of age at a time when European politics is tending toward fragmentation and a renewed emphasis on national sovereignty. To determine whether it will last, it helps to consult the history of earlier common-currency projects.

    draws lessons from earlier experiments with common currencies across disparate polities and economies.
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    The Way Forward for Ukraine’s Economy

    Joseph E. Stiglitz & Andrew Kosenko offer a roadmap for guiding the country's recovery and reconstruction during and after the war.
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    Joseph E. Stiglitz on inflation, freedom, neoliberalism, and more

    Joseph E. Stiglitz highlights four inflation risks associated with another Donald Trump administration, explains what US Republicans get wrong about freedom, identifies the principles that should guide a post-neoliberal agenda, and more.
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    The Decline and Fall of the Petrodollar?

    Carla Norrlöf considers whether Saudi Arabia would ever move away from invoicing its oil trade in US dollars.
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    The Profit Trap

    Jean-Baptiste Wautier considers why capitalism is creating problems instead of solving them, and how to save the system from itself.
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    Todd G. Buchholz on US debt, Chinese trade practices, industrial policy, and more

    Todd G. Buchholz points out that not all the reasons for the US economy’s strong performance are positive, highlights the limits of antitrust enforcement, suggests that China is undermining both its own future growth and the world trading apparatus, and more.

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    Fighting Climate Change Requires a Different Mindset

    Sonia Guajajara thinks the rest of the world can learn a lot from how indigenous peoples relate to nature.
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