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Arkebe Oqubay

Arkebe Oqubay

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Arkebe Oqubay, a senior minister and Special Adviser to the Prime Minister of Ethiopia, is a distinguished fellow at the Overseas Development Institute and the author, most recently, of African Economic Development: Evidence, Theory, Policy (Oxford University Press, 2020) and The Oxford Handbook of Industrial Hubs and Economic Development (Oxford University Press, 2020).

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  1. Boris Johnson’s New-Model Colonial Policy
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    Boris Johnson’s New-Model Colonial Policy

    Jun 18, 2020 Arkebe Oqubay condemns the British prime minister's decision to subsume the UK's development agency into the foreign office.

  2. Ethiopia’s Unconventional COVID-19 Response
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    Ethiopia’s Unconventional COVID-19 Response

    May 29, 2020 Arkebe Oqubay touts the government's approach in tackling the pandemic as a model other African countries can apply.

  3. How Africa Can Fight the Pandemic
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    How Africa Can Fight the Pandemic

    Apr 17, 2020 Arkebe Oqubay outlines the steps that governments and international leaders must take to prevent a catastrophe.

  4. When COVID-19 Comes to Africa
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    When COVID-19 Comes to Africa

    Mar 13, 2020 Arkebe Oqubay describes the pillars of an effective strategy for minimizing the impact of the new coronavirus.

  5. Stop the Posturing on COVID-19
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    Stop the Posturing on COVID-19

    Mar 5, 2020 Arkebe Oqubay sketches what a unified and compassionate global approach to tackling fast-spreading viruses would look like.

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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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