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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
    Christina Lagarde International Monetary Fund/Flickr

    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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    Higher Immigration or Higher Interest Rates for America?

    Ricardo Hausmann & Dany Bahar explain why the persistence of Trump-era xenophobia among US policymakers could lead to economic stagnation.
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    Life, Liberty, and Lost Output

    Shang-Jin Wei considers the cost-benefit calculations fueling China’s protests against the government’s zero-COVID policy.
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    Iran’s Conservative Tightrope

    Djavad Salehi-Isfahani

    The Islamic Republic has been unable to quell the civil unrest that erupted three months ago, after Mahsa Amini died after being detained for violating hijab rules. While the regime has now abolished the morality police, the protesters have broadened their demands.

    explains why the country’s hardliners may no longer be able to force their will on the public.
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    The State Legacy of China’s Success

    Zhang Jun explains why Western scholars should pay more attention to the crucial role of the state.
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    What the COP15 Biodiversity Conference Must Do

    Juan Manuel Santos hopes world leaders will deliver a breakthrough for nature equivalent to the Paris climate agreement.
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    China’s Activist Shortage

    Yi Fuxian argues that decades of strict family-planning policies have effectively precluded a pro-democracy movement.
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    Disrupting the Disruptors

    Roger McNamee considers what new economic conditions mean for an industry whose growth (and misbehavior) defined an era.
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    When Voters Become Fans

    Kaushik Basu thinks deepening polarization has given the lie to a longstanding assumption about electoral politics.
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    Africa’s Responsibility to Protect Biodiversity

    Hailemariam Desalegn urges the continent’s leaders to unite behind a shared conservation agenda, beginning at COP15.

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