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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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    Russia’s Financial Crisis Must Come Sooner

    Simon Johnson shows why a low price cap for the country’s crude exports would render the Kremlin’s war economy untenable.
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    QE with Chinese Characteristics?

    Andrew Sheng & Xiao Geng urge China to use monetary policy to tackle some of the biggest challenges it faces.
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    Why Europe and Latin America Need Each Other

    Josep Borrell

    In a world of giants, the EU and Mercosur together represent just 10% of the world’s population and 20% of global GDP. If either wants to wield global influence, it needs the other, making the EU-Mercosur trade agreement a strategic imperative.

    urge European Union and Latin American leaders to revive momentum toward a long-overdue trade agreement.
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    Let the WTO Referee Carbon Border Taxes

    Jeffrey Frankel shows how a revived World Trade Organization can play a central role in combating climate change.
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    Elon Musk’s Not-so-Hidden Agenda

    Jason Stanley thinks the mogul's takeover of Twitter reflects his interest in destroying all democratic information spaces.
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    Saadia Zahidi on government spending, debt distress, the Iran protests, and more

    Saadia Zahidi argues that social-safety nets must be customized and targeted to ensure efficiency, advocates a more responsible approach to deficit reduction and fiscal consolidation, describes the complex recipe for helping countries reap the benefits of greater female labor-force participation, and more.
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    The Birth of a New International Order

    Joschka Fischer sees global great-power relations taking shape around a Sino-American dominated pentarchy.
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    The World Cup Syndrome

    Raj Persaud reflects on the effects that loving the “beautiful game” can have on one’s health and finances.
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    Rebooting the World Bank

    Suma Chakrabarti & Chris Humphrey outline key reforms that could help the institution regain the trust of developing countries.

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