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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. 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.

  2. 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.

  3. 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.

  4. The IMF’s Overlooked Revolution

    The IMF’s Overlooked Revolution

    Apr 25, 2008 Agustín Carstens

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    Let the WTO Referee Carbon Border Taxes

    Jeffrey Frankel shows how a revived World Trade Organization can play a central role in combating climate change.
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    Elon Musk’s Not-so-Hidden Agenda

    Jason Stanley thinks the mogul's takeover of Twitter reflects his interest in destroying all democratic information spaces.
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    Saadia Zahidi on government spending, debt distress, the Iran protests, and more

    Saadia Zahidi argues that social-safety nets must be customized and targeted to ensure efficiency, advocates a more responsible approach to deficit reduction and fiscal consolidation, describes the complex recipe for helping countries reap the benefits of greater female labor-force participation, and more.
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    The Birth of a New International Order

    Joschka Fischer sees global great-power relations taking shape around a Sino-American dominated pentarchy.
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    The World Cup Syndrome

    Raj Persaud reflects on the effects that loving the “beautiful game” can have on one’s health and finances.
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    Rebooting the World Bank

    Suma Chakrabarti & Chris Humphrey outline key reforms that could help the institution regain the trust of developing countries.
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    No Easy Exit from Zero-COVID

    S. Alex Yang & Angela Huyue Zhang propose a strategy for loosening China's pandemic restrictions without triggering a nationwide health crisis.
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    Faking It, Making It, Losing It

    Harold James

    The spectacular rise and fall of FTX and its founder Sam Bankman-Fried were driven by effective marketing, trickery, and financial speculation. In that, they bear a striking resemblance to the disastrous eighteenth-century experiment that fueled the Mississippi Company bubble and created the template for all future Ponzi schemes.

    draws parallels between the FTX collapse and economist John Law’s infamous eighteenth-century scheme in France.
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    The Regulators’ Revolt

    Howard Davies traces the rise and fall of the UK government's recent effort to wield the power to rewrite financial rules.

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