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Eswar Prasad

Eswar Prasad

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Eswar Prasad, Professor of Economics in the Dyson School at Cornell University, is a senior fellow at the Brookings Institution and the author of The Future of Money: How the Digital Revolution Is Transforming Currencies and Finance (Harvard University Press, 2021).

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  1. Whither Crypto?
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    Whither Crypto?

    Nov 15, 2023 Ari Juels & Eswar Prasad look beyond the industry’s rampant fraud to a future of blockchain-enabled financial transparency.

  2. The Global Recovery Is Faltering
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    The Global Recovery Is Faltering

    Oct 6, 2023 Eswar Prasad warns that economic activity is weakening across the board, even as the specter of high inflation recedes.

  3. A Perilous Macroeconomic Moment
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    A Perilous Macroeconomic Moment

    Apr 7, 2023 Eswar Prasad warns that inflation woes and banking failures are likely to impede global growth beyond this year.

  4. What’s Next for Fintech?
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    What’s Next for Fintech?

    Mar 13, 2023 Johanna M. Costigan, et al. consider what recent developments will mean for the future of technological innovation in financial services.

  5. The Global Recovery Winds Down
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    The Global Recovery Winds Down

    Oct 7, 2022 Eswar Prasad warns that the darkening outlook for the world economy reflects significant challenges ahead.

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    The US Is Jeopardizing the Open Internet

    Natalie Dunleavy Campbell & Stan Adams condemn America’s apparent decision to abandon its role as a champion of a free digital domain.
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    How to Finance Higher Education in Africa

    Célestin Monga proposes a mix of several funding streams to improve access to high-quality colleges and universities.
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    Catalytic Capital Holds the Key to Southeast Asia’s Green Transition

    Kitty Bu & Stefanie Fairholme highlight the potential role of early-stage funding in advancing the region’s decarbonization efforts.
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    Which AI Risks Matter?

    Edoardo Campanella

    To prevent humanity from ever being demoted to the status of gorillas by a highly advanced artificial intelligence, most AI experts agree that we must retain control over the technology. But with developers racing to achieve the next breakthrough and gain market share, that may be easier said than done.

    considers three leading experts’ assessments of the technology’s future capabilities and their implications.
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    Europe Must Defend Itself

    Donald Trump – who spent his presidency lambasting NATO – recently suggested that he would encourage Russian aggression against NATO allies that had not met their commitment to spend 2% of GDP on defense. With Trump vying for another term in the White House – and the Ukraine war still raging on the European Union’s doorstep – EU countries can no longer ignore the difficult but essential task of taking charge of their own security.

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    Making the Most of FDI

    Keun Lee considers what it takes to convert foreign investment into growth, development, and technological upgrading.
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    Explaining Americans’ Pessimism About a Strong Economy

    Jeffrey Frankel considers possible reasons for the disconnect between economic performance and public perceptions.
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    Sharing the Tech Wealth

    Diane Coyle urges investment in digital public infrastructure to curb the adverse effects of market power.
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    The WTO’s FDI Challenge

    Karl P. Sauvant urges the World Trade Organization’s members to adopt the new Investment Facilitation for Development Agreement.

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