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Erik Berglöf

Erik Berglöf

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Erik Berglöf is Chief Economist of the Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank. 

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  1. How Developing Countries Can Reach Net Zero
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    How Developing Countries Can Reach Net Zero

    Nov 2, 2022 Erik Berglöf says that the most climate-vulnerable countries must strengthen state capacity to build sustainable economies.

  2. The Trust-but-Verify Path to Net Zero
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    The Trust-but-Verify Path to Net Zero

    Feb 21, 2022 Erik Berglöf thinks reviving a Cold War superpower maxim could help to boost multilateral cooperation on climate policy.

  3. The Greening of Global Value Chains
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    The Greening of Global Value Chains

    Nov 4, 2021 Erik Berglöf shows how international production networks can help to accelerate the net-zero transition.

  4. The Vaccination Opportunity for Global Health
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    The Vaccination Opportunity for Global Health

    Mar 8, 2021 Erik Berglöf notes that the worldwide immunization effort will require infrastructure that could be retained for future use.

  5. Learning to Live with COVID-19
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    Learning to Live with COVID-19

    Dec 30, 2020 Erik Berglöf urges citizens and their leaders to stop hoping that a vaccine will soon restore life as we knew it.

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    Turkey’s Pragmatic Islamist

    Shlomo Ben-Ami expects Recep Tayyip Erdoğan’s latest electoral victory to have little impact on Turkish foreign policy.
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    Poland's Electoral Inquisition

    Sławomir Sierakowski decries a new law designed to disqualify opposition candidates from running in this year's general election.
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    Western Industrial Policy and International Law

    Joseph E. Stiglitz

    With recent landmark legislation to support decarbonization and innovation, the United States is making up for lost time after its failed 40-year experiment with neoliberalism. But if it is serious about embracing a new paradigm, it will need to do more to help bring the rest of the world along.

    explains how to minimize the political risks of new spending packages in the US and Europe.
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    The IMF’s Turn to Lead on Climate

    Rakesh Mohan, et al. explain how the International Monetary Fund can best support green investment where it is needed the most.
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    If Trump Returns

    Joseph S. Nye, Jr.

    What would a second Donald Trump presidency mean for US foreign policy and the world? While the man himself is unpredictable, his first term and his behavior since losing re-election in 2020 offer plenty of clues, none of which will be comforting to America's allies.

    considers the implications of the 2024 presidential election for America's foreign policy and global standing.
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    A Western Distraction from Climate Action

    Ali Rashid Al Nuaimi warns that calls for the removal of Sultan Al Jaber as COP28 president-designate are a dangerous diversion.
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    How to Restructure Chinese Supply Chains

    Andrew Sheng & Xiao Geng argue that private markets can be leveraged to support a much-needed economic transformation.
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    The Supply Side of Decarbonization

    Ricardo Hausmann touts strategies that create incentives for developing countries to produce renewables and other green goods.
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    America and China Are on a Collision Course

    Nouriel Roubini juxtaposes recent developments and current trends with diplomatic happy talk about a “thaw” in tensions.

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