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Benedicte Berner

Benedicte Berner

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Benedicte Berner, a political scientist, has lectured in media and democracy at Harvard University and Sciences Po.

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  1. The Trumping of France
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    The Trumping of France

    Oct 20, 2021 Benedicte Berner explains how Éric Zemmour’s possible candidacy is already influencing next year’s presidential election.

  2. Macron’s Reform Train Will Not Be Derailed
    Workers take part in a rally at the Saint-Charles train station BERTRAND LANGLOIS/AFP/Getty Images

    Macron’s Reform Train Will Not Be Derailed

    May 8, 2018 Philippe Aghion & Benedicte Berner say that France's railway strikes are a crucial test of the French president's credibility as a reformer.

  3. Macron’s Education Revolution
    French Prime Minister Edouard Philippe speaks with pupils as he visits the Jean Perrin secondary school  ERIC FEFERBERG/AFP/Getty Images

    Macron’s Education Revolution

    Mar 7, 2018 Philippe Aghion & Benedicte Berner believe the French government's education reforms will go a long way toward tackling inequality.

  4. The Two Pillars of French Economic Reform
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    The Two Pillars of French Economic Reform

    Sep 1, 2017 Benedicte Berner & Philippe Aghion say that the Macron government's just-announced plan to change the labor code is just the start.

  5. How Macron Keeps Winning
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    How Macron Keeps Winning

    Jun 13, 2017 Philippe Aghion & Benedicte Berner predict an unprecedentedly large parliamentary majority for France's new president.

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    The Key to Transforming African Health

    Jayati Ghosh highlights efforts to foster scientific innovation and drug manufacturing on the continent.
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    China’s Rebalancing Imperative

    Stephen S. Roach

    The most successful development stories almost always involve major shifts in the sources of economic growth, which in turn allow economies to reinvent themselves out of necessity or by design. In China, the interplay of mounting external pressures, lagging household consumption, and falling productivity will increasingly shape China’s policy choices in the years ahead.

    explains why the Chinese authorities should switch to a consumption- and productivity-led growth model.
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    From Welfare State to Safe State in Latin America

    Jorge G. Castañeda & Carlos Ominami

    Designing a progressive anti-violence strategy that delivers the safety for which a huge share of Latin Americans crave is perhaps the most difficult challenge facing many of the region’s governments. But it is also the most important.

    urge the region’s progressives to start treating security as an essential component of social protection.
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    The Urgency of Sovereign-Debt Restructuring

    José Antonio Ocampo highlights the need for a comprehensive mechanism to deliver relief to low- and middle-income countries.
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    The Gaza War Goes Global

    Joschka Fischer considers the implications of Iran’s unprecedented decision to launch a direct strike on Israeli territory.
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    Gender-Neutral Fintech Isn’t Working for Women

    Emmanuel Nyirinkindi & Jessica Schnabel show that the industry is not fully delivering on its promise to accelerate financial inclusion.
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    The Urgency of Palestinian Statehood

    Gareth Evans explains why formal international recognition is crucial to ending the intolerable status quo.
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    Quality Journalism Is More Important than Ever

    Anya Schiffrin, et al. explain how policymakers can support rigorous, objective reporting, just as they provide other public goods.
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    Is India’s Economy Overhyped?

    Shang-Jin Wei argues that the country’s rapid development, while undeniable, conceals deeper structural problems.

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