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Charles Wyplosz

Charles Wyplosz

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Charles Wyplosz is Professor of Economics at the Graduate Institute of International Studies, Director of the International Center for Money and Banking Studies, and Policy Director of the Centre for Economic Policy Research.

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  1. The Deficit Tango
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    The Deficit Tango

    Aug 11, 2017 Charles Wyplosz dispels myths about the implications of current-account imbalances – and offers policy recommendations that get to the heart of the problem.

  2. Is the Shine Off Macron?
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    Is the Shine Off Macron?

    Jul 13, 2017 Charles Wyplosz has deep concerns about the French president's initial macroeconomic policymaking.

  3. Why Russia’s Economy Will Not Collapse
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    Why Russia’s Economy Will Not Collapse

    Jan 27, 2015 Charles Wyplosz warns against overestimating the impact of the ruble's current travails.

  4. Beggar-Thy-Neighbor Exchange Rates?
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    Beggar-Thy-Neighbor Exchange Rates?

    Apr 9, 2009 Charles Wyplosz

  5. France à la Sarkozy

    France à la Sarkozy

    Jan 23, 2008 Charles Wyplosz

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    Can “Cooperative Rivalry” Work?

    Jean Pisani-Ferry worries that America and China will be unable to find common ground on preserving the global commons.
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    The Fed’s Role in the Bank Failures

    Raghuram G. Rajan & Viral V. Acharya

    There are four reasons to worry that the latest banking crisis could be systemic. For many years, periodic bouts of quantitative easing have expanded bank balance sheets and stuffed them with more uninsured deposits, making the banks increasingly vulnerable to changes in monetary policy and financial conditions.

    show how the US central bank's liquidity policies created the conditions for runs on uninsured deposits.
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    Policymakers Keep Solving the Wrong Banking Problem

    Andrés Velasco

    When a bank fails, the first response by policymakers and the public is to blame risk-loving speculators, greedy investors, or regulators asleep at the wheel. But quenching our thirst for moral adjudication is a poor basis for policy, because the truth is both simpler and more troubling.

    argues that recent market turmoil has revealed that the sector’s main vulnerability is unavoidable.
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    An Insolvency Iceberg?

    Takatoshi Ito considers the risk that other banks will experience liquidity problems as interest rates continue to rise.
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    Can Governments Still Steer the Economy?

    Robert Skidelsky explains why international finance and geopolitics make it harder to influence major performance indicators.
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    Accounting for Casino Capitalism

    Hans-Werner Sinn draws parallels between recent bank collapses and the late-nineteenth-century “founders’ crash.”
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    Who Should Be Bailed Out Next?

    Simon Zadek urges rich-country governments to aid debt-distressed poor countries as urgently as they have their failing banks.
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    The Population Boon

    Beniamino Callegari & Per Espen Stoknes correct popular myths about the threat of demographic growth to sustainable development.
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    Where Is the Global South’s Rescue Brigade?

    Vera Songwe decries the unequal responses to liquidity crises in Silicon Valley compared to the developing world.

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