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Barry Eichengreen

Barry Eichengreen

Writing for PS since 2003
172 commentaries
1 videos & podcasts

Barry Eichengreen, Professor of Economics at the University of California, Berkeley, is a former senior policy adviser at the International Monetary Fund. He is the author of many books, including In Defense of Public Debt (Oxford University Press, 2021).

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  1. The Long Shadow of Black Wednesday
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    The Long Shadow of Black Wednesday

    Sep 13, 2022 Barry Eichengreen recalls why the UK crashed out of the incipient eurozone 30 years ago – and shows why it still matters today.

  2. How India Can Sustain Rapid Economic Growth
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    How India Can Sustain Rapid Economic Growth

    Aug 12, 2022 Barry Eichengreen & Poonam Gupta say that the country's high GDP rate can be maintained only if structural reforms are swiftly implemented.

  3. Boris Johnson Leaves Behind a Sterling Mess
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    Boris Johnson Leaves Behind a Sterling Mess

    Jul 8, 2022 Barry Eichengreen explains why the British prime minister’s resignation will heighten downward pressure on the pound.

  4. Economic Consequences of a Ukraine Peace
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    Economic Consequences of a Ukraine Peace

    Jun 10, 2022 Barry Eichengreen makes a pragmatic case against using Russia’s frozen official reserves to pay for war reparations.

  5. Shaping a Marshall Plan for Ukraine
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    Shaping a Marshall Plan for Ukraine

    May 10, 2022 Barry Eichengreen notes that the most relevant features of US aid for Europe’s postwar reconstruction do not concern its costs.

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    The ECB Has Been Driving EU Inflation

    Hans-Werner Sinn explains how the European Central Bank has contributed to soaring prices, including for energy.
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    The Populist Climate Threat

    Izabella Teixeira, et al. warn that right-wing nationalists and other political opportunists could normalize inaction.
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    Britain Is Not an Emerging Market – Yet

    Kenneth Rogoff considers the implications of the new government’s poorly received economic-policy package.
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    When the Fed Stops Trying

    J. Bradford DeLong worries that the world's most important central bank is no longer looking for an optimal policy path.
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    No Security Without Climate Security

    Anne-Marie Slaughter explains why US policymakers need to focus more closely on global warming as an existential threat.
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    Development, Decarbonization, and Dumb Landowners

    Ricardo Hausmann argues that governments must manage natural resources more effectively to promote green growth.
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    The Trade Agenda Today

    Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala interviewed by Anne O. Krueger

    Recent global developments have shown what is at stake when trade becomes less open and transparent. To assess the current state of the international trading system and what lies in store for it, Anne O. Krueger queries World Trade Organization Director-General Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala about the biggest challenges facing her organization.

    about the challenges facing her organization.
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    King Dollar

    In recent weeks, the US dollar has reached 20-year highs against key foreign currencies, and all-time highs against the Chinese renminbi and the British pound. What is sustaining the greenback’s surge, and what are its most significant consequences?

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    The US Inflation Bonanza for Sovereign Debtors

    Gautam Nair & Federico Sturzenegger identify the big winners of a shock that is diluting mountains of debt around the world.

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