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Clemens Fuest

Clemens Fuest

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Clemens Fuest, President of the Ifo Institute, is Professor of Economics at the University of Munich.

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  1. The ECB’s Toxic Bond-Purchase Program
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    The ECB’s Toxic Bond-Purchase Program

    Jul 27, 2022 Lars P. Feld, et al. warn that the European Central Bank’s new anti-fragmentation instrument risks destabilizing the eurozone.

  2. Don’t Raise the Eurozone’s Public-Debt Limit
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    Don’t Raise the Eurozone’s Public-Debt Limit

    Jun 15, 2022 Clemens Fuest urges policymakers to focus on increasing the quality, not the quantity, of public spending.

  3. Europe’s Strategic Autonomy Trap
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    Europe’s Strategic Autonomy Trap

    May 27, 2021 Clemens Fuest thinks the European Union should be taking a more nuanced view of the bloc’s economic dependencies.

  4. Tax-Cut Time for Germany?
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    Tax-Cut Time for Germany?

    Mar 14, 2019 Clemens Fuest urges the country's politicians to lower the corporate-tax rate, rather than devise more spending programs.

  5. Germany’s Bland Grand Coalition
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    Germany’s Bland Grand Coalition

    Jan 24, 2018 Clemens Fuest sees the incipient government's proposed agenda as a major missed opportunity for the country.

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    The ECB Has Been Driving EU Inflation

    Hans-Werner Sinn explains how the European Central Bank has contributed to soaring prices, including for energy.
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    The Populist Climate Threat

    Izabella Teixeira, et al. warn that right-wing nationalists and other political opportunists could normalize inaction.
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    Britain Is Not an Emerging Market – Yet

    Kenneth Rogoff considers the implications of the new government’s poorly received economic-policy package.
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    When the Fed Stops Trying

    J. Bradford DeLong worries that the world's most important central bank is no longer looking for an optimal policy path.
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    No Security Without Climate Security

    Anne-Marie Slaughter explains why US policymakers need to focus more closely on global warming as an existential threat.
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    Development, Decarbonization, and Dumb Landowners

    Ricardo Hausmann argues that governments must manage natural resources more effectively to promote green growth.
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    The Trade Agenda Today

    Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala interviewed by Anne O. Krueger

    Recent global developments have shown what is at stake when trade becomes less open and transparent. To assess the current state of the international trading system and what lies in store for it, Anne O. Krueger queries World Trade Organization Director-General Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala about the biggest challenges facing her organization.

    about the challenges facing her organization.
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    King Dollar

    In recent weeks, the US dollar has reached 20-year highs against key foreign currencies, and all-time highs against the Chinese renminbi and the British pound. What is sustaining the greenback’s surge, and what are its most significant consequences?

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    The US Inflation Bonanza for Sovereign Debtors

    Gautam Nair & Federico Sturzenegger identify the big winners of a shock that is diluting mountains of debt around the world.

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