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Brigitte Granville

Brigitte Granville

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Brigitte Granville, Professor of International Economics and Economic Policy at Queen Mary University of London, is the author of Remembering Inflation (Princeton University Press, 2013) and What Ails France? (McGill-Queen’s University Press, 2021).

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  1. The Sanctions Trap
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    The Sanctions Trap

    Nov 11, 2022 Brigitte Granville considers the history of the “economic weapon” and whether it is as effective as many assume.

  2. What Does India Want from Russia?
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    What Does India Want from Russia?

    Aug 12, 2022 Sushanta Mallick & Brigitte Granville show how the Ukraine war is helping the country achieve significant – and advantageous – geopolitical autonomy.

  3. Growth and the Migration Factor
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    Growth and the Migration Factor

    Feb 18, 2022 Brigitte Granville shows that economic conditions in host countries increase the challenges and dislocations facing displaced people.

  4. Behind the Modern Malaise
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    Behind the Modern Malaise

    Oct 1, 2021 Brigitte Granville reviews recent work examining causes and cures for the long-term plight of workers.

  5. France’s Culture War Intensifies
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    France’s Culture War Intensifies

    May 6, 2021 Brigitte Granville thinks Napoleon Bonaparte's divisive legacy holds the key to President Emmanuel Macron's political future.

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    China’s Savings Conundrum

    Zhang Jun explains why – and how – the country must stimulate household consumption to achieve a robust recovery.
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    The Flight of the Inflation Hawks

    Though the US Federal Reserve’s first interest-rate hike of 2023 is smaller than those that preceded it, policymakers have signaled that more increases are on the way, despite slowing price growth. But there is good reason to doubt the utility – and fear the consequences – of continued rate hikes, on both sides of the Atlantic.

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    How to Transform African Agriculture

    Safia Boly & Omid Kassiri identify four principles that could help governments across the continent boost food security.
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    Making Ukrainian Victory Possible

    Josep Borrell

    Exactly one year ago, it was still unclear whether Europeans would be able to come together to support Ukraine in the face of Russian aggression. But, following the latest announcements of stepped-up military aid, there can no longer be any doubt about Europe's willingness to furnish what Ukraine needs to win.

    explains why continued military support and other forms of assistance remain critical.
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    Death or Glory in Russia

    Slavoj Žižek traces the religious and intellectual roots of the Kremlin’s increasingly morbid war propaganda.
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    Only the US Congress Can Stop Ukraine from Winning

    Simon Johnson explains why Russia’s best hope now lies with House Republicans’ nonsensical position on the US debt ceiling.
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    What Japanese Deterrence Would Look Like

    Bill Emmott explains what it will take to discourage aggression by North Korea, Russia, and especially China.
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    Getting to Monetary Integration in Latin America

    Camila Villard Duran explains why the vision of a regional unit of account, advanced by Brazil and Argentina, is achievable.
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    The Age of Verbiage

    Arvind Subramanian blames today’s nonstop inundation of expert opinion for undermining the quality of public discourse.

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