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Christine Lagarde

Christine Lagarde

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Christine Lagarde, former Managing Director of the International Monetary Fund, is President of the European Central Bank. She previously served as France’s finance minister from 2007-2011.

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  1. It’s Time to Let Women Thrive
     Activists participate in a demonstration for women's rights in Berlin Adam Berry/Getty Images

    It’s Time to Let Women Thrive

    Jan 24, 2018 Erna Solberg & Christine Lagarde emphasize that maximizing female participation in the workforce is an economic as well as a moral imperative.

  2. The Challenge of Economic Inclusion
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    The Challenge of Economic Inclusion

    Jan 11, 2017 Christine Lagarde proposes steps to address the main challenges policymakers will confront in 2017.

  3. The Transitions of 2016
    Christine Lagarde, Managing Director of the International Monetary Fund IMFPhoto/Flickr

    The Transitions of 2016

    Jan 5, 2016 Christine Lagarde hitches the global economy's prospects to China and the Fed.

  4. The Right Price for Preserving Our Climate
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    The Right Price for Preserving Our Climate

    Nov 30, 2015 Christine Lagarde shows why "smart" taxes to cover the full cost of fossil fuels is essential to curbing their use.

  5. The Path to Carbon Pricing
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    The Path to Carbon Pricing

    Oct 19, 2015 Christine Lagarde & Jim Yong Kim map out how to create the incentives needed to cut emissions while protecting the poor.

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    Resentment on the Western Front

    Sławomir Sierakowski thinks the Polish public needs a more open and honest conversation about refugees before resentment spirals.
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    Crypto’s Well-Worn Path to Crisis

    Xavier Vives writes that, despite the novelty of the assets, the narrative of FTX’s collapse was established long ago.
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    The Unavoidable Crash

    Nouriel Roubini anticipates a stagflationary debt crisis, owing to a dangerous combination of inflation and over-borrowing.
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    War Over Taiwan?

    Joseph S. Nye, Jr. considers whether a deterrence arrangement that has worked for 50 years is still sufficient.
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    The Contested Fed

    James Livingston

    By all accounts, central banks – particularly the Fed, because the dollar is still the world’s dominant currency – already act as investment authorities. But their recent bailouts have exacerbated economic inequality, and have done little or nothing to address climate change.

    reviews three books that, each in its own way, reveal a central truth about the world’s leading central bank.
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    The Economics of Mainstreaming Climate Action

    Jean Pisani-Ferry & Selma Mahfouz identify the risks and short-term costs associated with the energy transition over the next decade.
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    Killing Twitter

    Antara Haldar explains what Elon Musk fundamentally misunderstands about the platform – and about free speech.
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    The Napoleons of Big Tech

    Bill Emmott

    Recent events in the technology sector suggest that investors and lenders should be demanding a premium to cover the risk that a star entrepreneur will become an egomaniacal dictator. With each business cycle, it seems, old lessons must be relearned.

    sees in the industry’s harsh reckoning this year lessons that apparently can’t be learned often enough.
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    The Crypto Emperor’s New Clothes

    The collapse of several crypto platforms this year – including the spectacular crash of the second-largest cryptocurrency exchange, FTX – has raised fundamental questions about the credibility of a digital innovation once hailed as the key to democratizing finance. Has crypto finally been exposed as a scam, or will a new, stronger crypto industry emerge from the current turmoil?

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