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Ana Palacio

Ana Palacio

Writing for PS since 2011
144 commentaries

Ana Palacio, a former minister of foreign affairs of Spain and former senior vice president and general counsel of the World Bank Group, is a visiting lecturer at Georgetown University.

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  1. The Shakeup the World Bank Needs
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    The Shakeup the World Bank Needs

    Mar 14, 2023 Ana Palacio urges the institution’s next leader to carry out the several key reforms needed to keep it relevant.

  2. Can the West Woo Africa?
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    Can the West Woo Africa?

    Feb 14, 2023 Ana Palacio highlights the inadequacy of US and European efforts to re-engage with the continent.

  3. Human Values for Artificial Intelligence
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    Human Values for Artificial Intelligence

    Jan 16, 2023 Ana Palacio calls for a cooperative approach to regulating a potentially dangerous technology before it is too late.

  4. Europe Needs Energy Union
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    Europe Needs Energy Union

    Dec 14, 2022 Ana Palacio urges EU leaders to confront the failures that have left the bloc without reliable, affordable energy supplies.

  5. The Arctic Heats Up
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    The Arctic Heats Up

    Nov 9, 2022 Ana Palacio warns that efforts by Russia and China to expand their presence in the High North carry serious risks.

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    America’s Industrial Policy Is Counterproductive

    Anne O. Krueger laments that the Biden administration is adding red tape to an inefficient subsidy program.
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    Who Gets Squeezed by Austerity?

    Christy Braham urges governments to reject calls for budget cuts and invest in the welfare of billions of vulnerable workers.
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    America’s Financial Regulatory System Is Still Broken

    Howard Davies

    When a bank fails in the United States, questions about who is to blame are often directed at many different regulatory agencies, because the system is complex and hard for outsiders to understand. In the wake of the collapse of Silicon Valley Bank, the case for an overhaul could not be stronger.

    laments that the post-2008 Dodd-Frank reforms left in place a framework riddled with structural shortcomings.
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    The Water Crisis Is a Vital Investment Opportunity

    Ambroise Fayolle & Henk Ovink calls for new thinking about how we value the planet’s most important natural resource.
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    PS Events: What Economics Is Missing

    PS editors present the What Economics is Missing event.
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    Hell in the Holy Land

    Carl Bildt fears that the stage is set for another major violent conflict between Israelis and Palestinians.
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    The Fed Must Not Flinch

    Michael R. Strain

    The failures of Silicon Valley Bank and Signature Bank are significant market events. But, given an overheated labor market and 1970s-like inflation, if the Fed cannot see the whites of the eyes of a systemic banking crisis, then it must move aggressively on the inflation front.

    urges the US central bank to continue raising interest rates, despite signs of financial-sector fragility.
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    Reimagining Development

    Andrew Sheng & Xiao Geng argue that grassroots engagement and social enterprise are crucial to achieving countries' aspirations.
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    What the World Bank Can Do About Climate Change

    Pinelopi Koujianou Goldberg explains how the institution can maximize its contribution to the global net-zero agenda.

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