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Cecilia Tortajada

Cecilia Tortajada

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Cecilia Tortajada, editor-in-chief of the International Journal of Water Resources Development, is a senior research fellow at the Institute of Water Policy at the National University of Singapore‚Äôs Lee Kuan Yew School of Public Policy.  

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  1. A COVID-19 Bridge Over Troubled Water?
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    A COVID-19 Bridge Over Troubled Water?

    Jul 20, 2020 Cecilia Tortajada & Asit K. Biswas consider how the pandemic could accelerate progress toward universal access to clean water supplies.

  2. The Evolution of Chinese Corporate Social Responsibility
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    The Evolution of Chinese Corporate Social Responsibility

    Dec 9, 2019 Asit K. Biswas & Cecilia Tortajada examine the country's progress on implementing environmental, social, and governance standards.

  3. Africa’s Manmade Water Crisis
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    Africa’s Manmade Water Crisis

    Feb 20, 2018 Asit K. Biswas & Cecilia Tortajada see crucial lessons for the continent's cities in the imminent shutdown of Cape Town's piped network.

  4. India’s Homemade Food Crisis
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    India’s Homemade Food Crisis

    Aug 8, 2014 Asit K. Biswas & Cecilia Tortajada attribute shortages and undernourishment to widespread wastage of output.

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    Educating the World’s Children of Conflict

    Jan Egeland highlights three key principles for ensuring the safety and well-being of traumatized boys and girls.
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    What’s Wrong with ChatGPT?

    Daron Acemoglu & Simon Johnson

    Artificial intelligence is being designed and deployed by corporate America in ways that will disempower and displace workers and degrade the consumer experience, ultimately disappointing most investors. Yet economic history shows that it does not have to be this way.

    worry that the technology will be deployed to replace, rather than empower, humans.
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    Preparing Now for the Next Health Emergencies

    Mamta Murthi urges governments to invest in resilient systems of prevention and care to soften the blow of future crises.
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    German Deindustrialization Is Still Looming

    Dalia Marin looks beyond surprisingly strong recent indicators and sees a cliff edge ahead for the country’s exporters.
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    America’s Widening Productivity Gap

    Michael Spence & Belinda Azenui

    Amid labor-supply constraints and economic shocks, the case for productivity-boosting interventions is clear. Unless US policymakers use a combination of investment and incentives to reverse negative productivity trends, the US will achieve modest growth, at best.

    urge policymakers to pursue interventions aimed at reducing supply constraints in the non-tradable sector.
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    Putin’s Brezhnev Moment

    Aryeh Neier draws parallels between the regime’s ongoing crackdown on civil society and late Soviet repression.
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    Utopia or Bust

    J. Bradford DeLong considers our options for both expanding and effectively slicing the proverbial economic pie.
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    Germany’s Reckoning

    Helmut K. Anheier traces the contours of the country's debate, triggered by the Ukraine war, about its strategic future.
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    Preempting a Generative AI Monopoly

    Diane Coyle urges policymakers to take steps to counter the anti-competitive implications of a rapidly emerging market.

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