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Agustín Carstens

Agustín Carstens

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Agustín Carstens, a former governor of the Bank of Mexico, is General Manager of the Bank for International Settlements.

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  1. The Rise of the Finternet
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    The Rise of the Finternet

    May 10, 2024 Agustín Carstens & Nandan Nilekani foresee a world in which cheap, secure, and near-instantaneous financial transactions are available to all.

  2. CBDCs for the People
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    CBDCs for the People

    Apr 18, 2022 H.M. Queen Máxima of the Netherlands & Agustín Carstens consider the choices that central banks will need to make to ensure that digital currencies foster inclusion.

  3. The Great Reallocation
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    The Great Reallocation

    Oct 12, 2020 Agustín Carstens advocates a COVID-19 recovery strategy that combines structural reforms and targeted fiscal support for firms.

  4. Harnessing the Fintech Revolution
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    Harnessing the Fintech Revolution

    Jan 14, 2019 Agustín Carstens explains how policymakers can reap the benefits of new innovations, while containing the downside risks.

  5. The IMF’s Overlooked Revolution

    The IMF’s Overlooked Revolution

    Apr 25, 2008 Agustín Carstens

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    If Democracy Isn’t Pro-Worker, It Will Die

    Daron Acemoglu argues that populists are making inroads because industrialized economies aren't delivering what was promised.
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    The Financial Risks of France’s Snap Election

    Brigitte Granville

    Being too big to fail, France has long benefited from procedural gimmicks that allow it to run deficits well above what is allowed under the European Commission's fiscal rules. Since not even a far-right government would jeopardize this privileged status, a political stalemate is what should most worry investors.

    thinks political stalemate is a greater threat to European stability than a far-right government.
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    A Far-Right Resurgence in Europe?

    Many observers breathed a sigh of relief at the results of the European Parliament elections, because the widely predicted far-right surge did not dislodge traditional conservatives. But even if far-right forces do not dominate the next European Parliament, they have gained ground, particularly in France and Germany. Can mainstream politicians and parties reverse this trend?

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    The Big Picture

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    Harnessing AI for the Common Good

    Lenny Mendonca urges policymakers to play a more active role in shaping the future of emerging technologies.
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    Is Private Credit Becoming the Public’s Problem?

    Howard Davies considers whether, and in what manner, regulators should respond to the industry's explosive growth.
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    Organ Donation Can Save Donors’ Lives, Too

    Peter Singer shows why a recipient of a new liver or kidney is not necessarily the only one who benefits.
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    The Global Implications of EU Tariffs on Chinese EVs

    Shang-Jin Wei explains how higher levies will affect domestic consumers, Chinese producers, and other countries.
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    A Shining Example of Successful Multilateralism

    Emmanuel Macron, et al. tout the transformative achievements of a global partnership that has helped halve child mortality.

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