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Anne C. Sibert

Anne C. Sibert

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Anne C. Sibert, Professor of Economics at Birkbeck, University of London, is a former member of the Monetary Policy Committee of the Central Bank of Iceland.

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  1. The Bank of England’s Imperfect Intervention
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    The Bank of England’s Imperfect Intervention

    Oct 22, 2022 Willem H. Buiter & Anne C. Sibert identify unforced errors in the central bank’s latest emergency bond-market intervention.

  2. Stablecoins, Riskycoins, and Dodgycoins
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    Stablecoins, Riskycoins, and Dodgycoins

    Jul 6, 2022 Willem H. Buiter & Anne C. Sibert offer a taxonomy of cryptocurrencies to guide policymakers as they draft new regulations for the industry.

  3. Central Banks Are Still Far Behind the Inflation Curve
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    Central Banks Are Still Far Behind the Inflation Curve

    Jun 9, 2022 Willem H. Buiter & Anne C. Sibert wonder why the Fed, the ECB, and the Bank of England are maintaining expansionary policy stances.

  4. The Trouble with Argentina
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    The Trouble with Argentina

    Jan 20, 2022 Willem H. Buiter & Anne C. Sibert reject the claim that the country's fiscal deficits and sovereign-debt position have become more sustainable.

  5. Biden’s Fuzzy Tax Math
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    Biden’s Fuzzy Tax Math

    Apr 29, 2021 Willem H. Buiter & Anne C. Sibert struggle to see how the administration's current proposals to boost revenue will meet their targets.

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    The Zero-COVID Revolution?

    After tens of thousands of Chinese took to the streets in cities throughout the country, China’s government has begun to loosen pandemic restrictions. But, while an exit from the controversial zero-COVID policy was long overdue, the path ahead is strewn with pitfalls, and hopes for a sustained wave of Chinese popular resistance are likely misplaced.

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    What US Leadership Can Do for Nature

    Russ Feingold shows how America can contribute to conservation despite its failure to ratify the biodiversity convention.
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    The Global Climate-Finance Challenge

    Vera Songwe, et al. show how to mobilize the funding developing countries will need to avert the worst effects of global warming.
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    All Pain and No Gain from Higher Interest Rates

    Joseph E. Stiglitz

    In the name of taming inflation, central banks have deliberately set themselves on a path to cause a recession – or to worsen it if it comes anyway. Worse, today's monetary-policy tightening will leave long-lasting scars, whereas more carefully considered responses would work better and yield long-term benefits.

    explains why the current demand-focused approach to taming inflation is all wrong.
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    Ending the Austerity Pandemic

    Isabel Ortiz & Matthew Cummins warn that governments are returning to the same failed belt-tightening policies of the past.
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    The Hard-Won Benefits of Soft Diplomacy

    Kishore Mahbubani praises Indonesia's more consultative and culturally attuned approach to international affairs.
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    China After Zero-COVID

    Qian Liu thinks the protests made it easier for officials to exit a policy that a faltering economy had made untenable.
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    China’s Zero-COVID Muddle

    Minxin Pei

    Chinese leaders’ refusal to adopt a clear stance on zero-COVID is pure politics: nobody wants to be blamed for whatever surge in infections, hospitalizations, and deaths follows a reopening. But the longer the authorities attempt to avoid responsibility and muddle through, the greater the risk to public health.

    warns that the government’s refusal to devise a comprehensive and systematic exit strategy could create the worst of two worlds.
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    FIFA’s World Cup Follies

    Ian Buruma dives into the thicket of fatuousness, hypocrisy, and greed that the tournament has become.

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