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Caroline Conroy

Caroline Conroy

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Caroline Conroy is a senior research analyst at the Brookings Institution.

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  1. How to Renew the Social Contract
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    How to Renew the Social Contract

    Jun 24, 2019 Kemal Derviş & Caroline Conroy urge democratic governments to adapt their policies to the digital age and help provide global public goods.

  2. The Center Left and Globalization
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    The Center Left and Globalization

    Dec 27, 2018 Kemal Derviş & Caroline Conroy thinks Emmanuel Macron's problems are a symptom of a broader failure to offer an alternative to neoliberalism.

  3. Nationalists of the World, Unite?
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    Nationalists of the World, Unite?

    Nov 22, 2018 Kemal Derviş & Caroline Conroy deconstruct Steve Bannon's effort to create a transnational movement of right-wing nationalist governments.

  4. What’s Behind Trump’s Trade War?
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    What’s Behind Trump’s Trade War?

    Oct 8, 2018 Kemal Derviş & Caroline Conroy think the administration's official justifications for imposing import tariffs do not tell the whole story.

  5. Global Politics for a Globalized Economy
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    Global Politics for a Globalized Economy

    Aug 7, 2018 Kemal Derviş & Caroline Conroy argue that the emergence of a truly global market demands new and strengthened transnational institutions.

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    Banking on the World Bank’s Knowledge

    Wempi Saputra identifies three areas in which the organization’s client countries could use more guidance.
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    The Algorithm and Its Discontents

    Mariana Mazzucato & Ilan Strauss

    Deploying algorithms to maximize user engagement is how Big Tech firms maximize shareholder value, with short-term profits often overriding longer-term business objectives. Now that AI is poised to supercharge the platform economy, new rules and governance structures are urgently needed to safeguard the public.

    propose five principles to ensure that the digital economy serves the public good before short-term profit.
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    Judgment Days for Democracy

    Nicholas Reed Langen suspects that judges will play an increasingly central role in protecting democracy against populist assaults.
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    A Global Cash-Transfer Fund Could End Extreme Poverty

    Cina Lawson & Rory Stewart

    Cash transfers offer a transformative solution to multidimensional poverty, by enhancing dozens of outcomes simultaneously. They have already proven effective, adaptable, and replicable, and now they are becoming more attainable every year with growing mobile coverage and improved digital infrastructure.

    show that the conditions are ripe for deploying lump-sum payments to the world’s poorest people.
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    The Drums of US-China Cyber War

    Stephen S. Roach worries that irrational Sinophobia has become America's new bipartisan political orthodoxy.
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    Japan as Number Four

    Takatoshi Ito hopes the news that the economy has slipped from third place globally will serve as a wake-up call.
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    The Financial March to War

    Harold James explains how currency wars and speculation could feature in today’s great-power conflicts.
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    A Stablecoin Pilot in China?

    Andrew Sheng & Xiao Geng see an opportunity in Hong Kong’s efforts to establish a regulatory regime for issuers of the cryptoasset.
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    The War for the West

    Ivan Krastev interviewed by Sławomir Sierakowski about the conflict in Ukraine and the challenges facing Western democracies in a changing world.

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