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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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    A Shining Example of Successful Multilateralism

    If the COVID-19 pandemic taught us anything, it is that global challenges require global partnerships if they are to be conquered. International cooperation on vaccine production is perhaps the clearest example of this simple truth.

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    Diplomacy Could Help Revive Democracy in Venezuela

    Roberto Patiño urges the international community to help ensure a free and fair presidential election in July.
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    The Specter of Neo-Fascism Is Haunting Europe

    Slavoj Žižek

    With mainstream parties and politicians already preparing to accommodate the far right following this month's European Parliament election, the axiom of post-World War II European democracy has been quietly abandoned. “No collaboration with fascists" is being replaced by a tacit acceptance of them.

    harbors no illusions about what the outcome of the European Parliament election means.
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    Can Private Hospitals Increase Access to Health Care in Developing Countries?

    Titir Bhattacharya & Tanika Chakraborty show how innovative insurance schemes can help low- and middle-income economies achieve universal coverage.
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    Tracking Ukraine’s Reconstruction Funds

    Wolfgang Fengler & Vladyslav Rashkovan show how digital tools can streamline the process, improve transparency, and provide accountability.
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    Slovakia’s Anti-Democratic Government Is Doubling Down

    Soňa Muzikárová warns that the assassination attempt in May has led the government to double down on illiberal reforms.
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    D-Day and the Threat of Total War

    Robert Skidelsky thinks understanding the causes and consequences of past global conflicts is crucial to preventing another one.
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    The Dangers of a US Capital Inflow Tax

    Maurice Obstfeld worries that a little-known, highly costly method of deficit reduction is gaining political traction.
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    Europe’s Green Transition Requires More Skilled Workers

    Julie Beaufils urges policymakers to boost the attractiveness of technical vocations by expanding access to apprenticeships.

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