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Axel A. Weber

Axel A. Weber

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Axel A. Weber, Co-Chair of the Bretton Woods Committee Multilateral Reform Working Group, is a former chairman at UBS Group and a former president of the Deutsche Bundesbank.

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  1. The Danger of Premature ECB Rate Cuts
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    The Danger of Premature ECB Rate Cuts

    May 31, 2024 Axel A. Weber warns that inviting renewed persistent inflation would be much worse than keeping monetary policy too tight.

  2. The Bretton Woods Institutions We Need
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    The Bretton Woods Institutions We Need

    Apr 15, 2024 Joaquim Levy, et al. explain how the International Monetary Fund and the World Bank can rise to current global challenges.

  3. The World Needs a Humble Approach to Central Banking
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    The World Needs a Humble Approach to Central Banking

    Dec 8, 2023 Jacob Frenkel, et al. explain why monetary policymakers must accept a deliberately narrow mandate.

  4. Will Inflation Make a Comeback?

    Will Inflation Make a Comeback?

    Feb 17, 2021 Axel A. Weber urges economic policymakers not to underestimate the pandemic's potential to trigger faster price growth.

  5. Financing the Climate-Change Transition
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    Financing the Climate-Change Transition

    Nov 14, 2016 Hans Joachim Schellnhuber, et al. explain the role that finance must play in moving the world toward a global clean-energy economy.

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    China Must Not Choose the Next Dalai Lama

    Brahma Chellaney urges the US and India to work together to protect the more than 600-year-old institution.
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    The New EU Leadership Must Unite on China

    Anders Fogh Rasmussen urges whoever takes over the bloc's foreign-policy portfolio to do more to deter Chinese aggression.
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    The Evolution of Empire

    John Andrews

    The history of Britain's conquest of India and humiliation of China shows that empire is very much still with us today. Though Americans tend to bristle at the idea, their own military, technological, and commercial power is as imperial and pervasive as Britain’s territorial dominance ever was.

    traces the enduring role of imperial power from the eighteenth century to the present.
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    If Democracy Isn’t Pro-Worker, It Will Die

    Daron Acemoglu argues that populists are making inroads because industrialized economies aren't delivering what was promised.
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    The Financial Risks of France’s Snap Election

    Brigitte Granville thinks political stalemate is a greater threat to European stability than a far-right government.
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    A Far-Right Resurgence in Europe?

    Many observers breathed a sigh of relief at the results of the European Parliament elections, because the widely predicted far-right surge did not dislodge traditional conservatives. But even if far-right forces do not dominate the next European Parliament, they have gained ground, particularly in France and Germany. Can mainstream politicians and parties reverse this trend?

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    The Big Picture

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    Harnessing AI for the Common Good

    Lenny Mendonca urges policymakers to play a more active role in shaping the future of emerging technologies.
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    Is Private Credit Becoming the Public’s Problem?

    Howard Davies considers whether, and in what manner, regulators should respond to the industry's explosive growth.

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