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Elias Papaioannou

Elias Papaioannou

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Elias Papaioannou is Academic Director of the Wheeler Institute for Business and Development and Professor of Economics at the London Business School.

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  1. European Colonialism in Africa Is Alive
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    European Colonialism in Africa Is Alive

    Jul 30, 2021 Stelios Michalopoulos & Elias Papaioannou trace the ongoing social, economic, and political consequences of the centuries-long exploitation of Africa.

  2. The Enduring Populist Threat
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    The Enduring Populist Threat

    Mar 19, 2021 Sergei Guriev & Elias Papaioannou advise policymakers on how to prevent the COVID-19 shock from triggering another political tsunami.

  3. Clearing the Ground for Post-Conflict Reconstruction
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    Clearing the Ground for Post-Conflict Reconstruction

    Apr 11, 2019 Giorgio Chiovelli, et al. show that targeted demining efforts can yield far-reaching economic benefits in post-conflict zones.

  4. Mapmaking and Warmongering in Africa
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    Mapmaking and Warmongering in Africa

    Jun 29, 2016 Stelios Michalopoulos & Elias Papaioannou show how the colonial powers' partitioning of the continent has undermined its development.

  5. Greece’s Imperfect Imperative
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    Greece’s Imperfect Imperative

    Jul 21, 2015 Lucrezia Reichlin, et al. challenge the country’s leaders – and its creditors – to make the recent deal work.

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    Tax the Rich to Save the Planet

    Owen Gaffney argues that reducing economic inequality is the key to strengthening democracy and mitigating climate change.
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    Is Globalization Over?

    Joseph S. Nye, Jr. explains why reports of the death of humanity's interdependence are greatly exaggerated.
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    Putin and Trump in the Dock?

    Jack Goldsmith explains the risks associated with pursuing criminal prosecutions against high-profile political figures.
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    The Great Revision

    Joschka Fischer examines the broader geopolitical restructuring that was triggered by Russia’s full-scale invasion of Ukraine.
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    Why Inflation Persists

    Lars P. Feld

    What "Team Transitory" has missed in the inflation debate is that inflation tends to become persistent because of second-round effects. Not only have producer prices risen over the past year or so, but they also have not yet been fully passed through the value chain.

    navigates the complex array of factors that give rise to one of the biggest problems in macroeconomics.
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    Wanted: Vladimir Putin

    Antara Haldar explains why the International Criminal Court’s indictment is more than just a symbolic victory.
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    Here We Go Again?

    Fifteen years after the collapse of the US investment bank Lehman Brothers triggered a devastating global financial crisis, the banking system is in trouble again. Central bankers and financial regulators each seem to bear some of the blame for the recent tumult, but there is significant disagreement over how much – and what, if anything, can be done to avoid a deeper crisis.

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    The Coming Doom Loop

    Nouriel Roubini warns that liquidity support will not be enough to prevent a deeper financial crisis and economic downturn.
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    Crises of Uncertainty

    Harold James fears the consequences of policymakers’ continual revision of economic and financial governance rules.

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