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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 of UBS Group and president of the Deutsche Bundesbank.

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  1. 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.

  2. 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.

  3. 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.

  4. 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.

  5. Rethinking Inflation Targeting
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    Rethinking Inflation Targeting

    Jun 8, 2015 Axel A. Weber finds much to fault in relying on consumer price stability to anchor monetary policy.

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    Negotiating a Bigger, Better World Bank

    Michael Krake & Wempi Saputra explain how a new framework will nudge countries to invest in projects that deliver global public goods.
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    The Ozone Layer’s Recovery Shows How to Protect the Planet

    Robert Redford & Xiye Bastida highlight the critical role of international cooperation in preserving the planet’s habitability.
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    The Middle East Needs a Ceasefire Now

    Daoud Kuttab explains why the latest escalation could lead to a truce instead of an all-out military showdown.
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    Overcoming the Development-Project Implementation Gap

    Jorge Moreira da Silva highlights ways to strengthen the International Development Association’s already-powerful impact.
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    Developing Countries’ Liquidity Crisis Is Not Over

    Ishac Diwan & Vera Songwe urge global policymakers to prevent mass insolvency and finance urgent climate projects.
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    America’s Manufacturing Renaissance Will Create Few Good Jobs

    Dani Rodrik

    Many countries’ recent experiences show that boosting manufacturing employment is like chasing a fast-receding target. Automation and skill-biased technology have made it extremely unlikely that manufacturing can be the labor-absorbing activity it once was, which means that the future of “good jobs” must be created in services.

    shows why policies to boost employment in the twenty-first century ultimately must focus on services.
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    Minxin Pei on China’s economy, surveillance state, repression of dissent, and more

    Minxin Pei doubts China’s government is willing to do what is needed to restore growth, describes the low-tech approaches taken by the country’s vast security apparatus, considers the Chinese social-credit system’s repressive potential, and more.
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    Who Should Decide If It’s Genocide?

    David Alton, et al. urge British policymakers to take a proactive approach to addressing mass-atrocity crimes.
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    The Bretton Woods Institutions We Need

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

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