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David W. Brady

David W. Brady

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David W. Brady is Professor of Political Science and Leadership Values at Stanford University and Senior Fellow at the Hoover Institution.

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  1. The State of America’s Disunion
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    The State of America’s Disunion

    Nov 23, 2020 Michael Spence & David W. Brady find deep and consistent partisan divisions in voting patterns at the county level.

  2. Who Will Win the US Presidential Election?
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    Who Will Win the US Presidential Election?

    Oct 31, 2020 Michael Spence & David W. Brady show why Joe Biden is in a far better position – at least in opinion polls – than Hillary Clinton was in 2016.

  3. COVID-19 Is Beating Trump
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    COVID-19 Is Beating Trump

    Aug 3, 2020 Michael Spence & David W. Brady show how and explain why voter sentiment has turned against the US president in recent months.

  4. COVID-19 and the Trust Deficit
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    COVID-19 and the Trust Deficit

    Apr 22, 2020 Michael Spence & David W. Brady consider the impact of sharply declining public confidence in institutions on the global pandemic response.

  5. Delivering on Promises to the Middle Class
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    Delivering on Promises to the Middle Class

    Apr 2, 2017 Michael Spence & David W. Brady consider what the US administration's economic plan gets right – and where it falls short.

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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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