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Ashoka Mody

Ashoka Mody

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Ashoka Mody is Visiting Professor of International Economic Policy at the Princeton School of Public and International Affairs. He is a former mission chief for Germany and Ireland at the International Monetary Fund. He is the author of EuroTragedy: A Drama in Nine Acts.

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  1. An Interview with Ashoka Mody
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    An Interview with Ashoka Mody

    Aug 4, 2020 Ashoka Mody shows why the EU recovery fund is too little too late, praises the IMF’s newfound intellectual independence, and discusses the far-reaching consequences of inequality-induced apathy.

  2. Draghi’s Dangerous Farewell
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    Draghi’s Dangerous Farewell

    Sep 9, 2019 Ashoka Mody warns that the risks of further monetary stimulus measures by the European Central Bank outweigh the benefits.

  3. The Eternally Optimistic IMF
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    The Eternally Optimistic IMF

    Apr 18, 2019 Ashoka Mody says the Fund's global growth forecasts underplay rich-country risks and pay too little attention to China.

  4. Angela Merkel’s Tragedy
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    Angela Merkel’s Tragedy

    Nov 2, 2018 Ashoka Mody examines the factors that led to the German chancellor's decision to step down in 2021.

  5. Playing with Economic Matches
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    Playing with Economic Matches

    Jan 30, 2017 Ashoka Mody warns that optimistic growth forecasts are overlooking the disruption that Donald Trump will cause.

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    Resentment on the Western Front

    Sławomir Sierakowski thinks the Polish public needs a more open and honest conversation about refugees before resentment spirals.
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    Crypto’s Well-Worn Path to Crisis

    Xavier Vives writes that, despite the novelty of the assets, the narrative of FTX’s collapse was established long ago.
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    The Unavoidable Crash

    Nouriel Roubini anticipates a stagflationary debt crisis, owing to a dangerous combination of inflation and over-borrowing.
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    War Over Taiwan?

    Joseph S. Nye, Jr. considers whether a deterrence arrangement that has worked for 50 years is still sufficient.
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    The Contested Fed

    James Livingston

    By all accounts, central banks – particularly the Fed, because the dollar is still the world’s dominant currency – already act as investment authorities. But their recent bailouts have exacerbated economic inequality, and have done little or nothing to address climate change.

    reviews three books that, each in its own way, reveal a central truth about the world’s leading central bank.
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    The Economics of Mainstreaming Climate Action

    Jean Pisani-Ferry & Selma Mahfouz identify the risks and short-term costs associated with the energy transition over the next decade.
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    Killing Twitter

    Antara Haldar explains what Elon Musk fundamentally misunderstands about the platform – and about free speech.
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    The Napoleons of Big Tech

    Bill Emmott

    Recent events in the technology sector suggest that investors and lenders should be demanding a premium to cover the risk that a star entrepreneur will become an egomaniacal dictator. With each business cycle, it seems, old lessons must be relearned.

    sees in the industry’s harsh reckoning this year lessons that apparently can’t be learned often enough.
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    The Crypto Emperor’s New Clothes

    The collapse of several crypto platforms this year – including the spectacular crash of the second-largest cryptocurrency exchange, FTX – has raised fundamental questions about the credibility of a digital innovation once hailed as the key to democratizing finance. Has crypto finally been exposed as a scam, or will a new, stronger crypto industry emerge from the current turmoil?

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