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Adair Turner

Adair Turner

Writing for PS since 2010
73 commentaries

Adair Turner, Chair of the Energy Transitions Commission, was Chair of the UK Financial Services Authority from 2008 to 2012. He is the author of many books, including Between Debt and the Devil.

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  1. Why Aviation Should Embrace Carbon Taxation
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    Why Aviation Should Embrace Carbon Taxation

    Aug 19, 2021 Adair Turner urges the airline industry to reconsider its opposition to the EU’s proposed levy on conventional jet fuel.

  2. The Upside of Population Decline
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    The Upside of Population Decline

    Jun 10, 2021 Adair Turner sees important economic and environmental benefits in developed countries' declining fertility rates.

  3. Greta Thunberg or Bill Gates?
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    Greta Thunberg or Bill Gates?

    Apr 27, 2021 Adair Turner thinks that while technology is our best hope against climate change, we must also worry about the short term.

  4. Food, Not Steel, Is Our Biggest Climate Challenge
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    Food, Not Steel, Is Our Biggest Climate Challenge

    Apr 1, 2021 Adair Turner shows that in most sectors, a green transition will cost consumers little, and often will make them better off.

  5. Achieving a Sustainable Chinese Recovery
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    Achieving a Sustainable Chinese Recovery

    May 19, 2020 Adair Turner urges the country's leaders not to repeat the strategy implemented after the 2008 global financial crisis.

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    The ECB Has Been Driving EU Inflation

    Hans-Werner Sinn explains how the European Central Bank has contributed to soaring prices, including for energy.
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    The Populist Climate Threat

    Izabella Teixeira, et al. warn that right-wing nationalists and other political opportunists could normalize inaction.
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    Britain Is Not an Emerging Market – Yet

    Kenneth Rogoff considers the implications of the new government’s poorly received economic-policy package.
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    When the Fed Stops Trying

    J. Bradford DeLong worries that the world's most important central bank is no longer looking for an optimal policy path.
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    No Security Without Climate Security

    Anne-Marie Slaughter explains why US policymakers need to focus more closely on global warming as an existential threat.
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    Development, Decarbonization, and Dumb Landowners

    Ricardo Hausmann argues that governments must manage natural resources more effectively to promote green growth.
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    The Trade Agenda Today

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    Recent global developments have shown what is at stake when trade becomes less open and transparent. To assess the current state of the international trading system and what lies in store for it, Anne O. Krueger queries World Trade Organization Director-General Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala about the biggest challenges facing her organization.

    about the challenges facing her organization.
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    King Dollar

    In recent weeks, the US dollar has reached 20-year highs against key foreign currencies, and all-time highs against the Chinese renminbi and the British pound. What is sustaining the greenback’s surge, and what are its most significant consequences?

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    The US Inflation Bonanza for Sovereign Debtors

    Gautam Nair & Federico Sturzenegger identify the big winners of a shock that is diluting mountains of debt around the world.

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