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Gene Frieda

Gene Frieda

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Gene Frieda, a global strategist at PIMCO, is a senior visiting fellow at the London School of Economics.

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  1. Is the Pound Close to the Breaking Point?
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    Is the Pound Close to the Breaking Point?

    Sep 16, 2022 Gene Frieda argues that the United Kingdom’s planned energy price cap could lead to a sterling collapse.

  2. The Dollar’s Reserves of Strength
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    The Dollar’s Reserves of Strength

    Apr 8, 2022 Gene Frieda explains why financial sanctions against Russia are unlikely to weaken the greenback’s global hegemony.

  3. China’s Difficult Balancing Act
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    China’s Difficult Balancing Act

    Feb 7, 2019 Gene Frieda says China's leaders must stabilize growth quickly to avoid a sharp currency devaluation in the future.

  4. Emerging Markets’ Shifting Bottom Line
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    Emerging Markets’ Shifting Bottom Line

    Sep 19, 2018 Gene Frieda argues that many old assumptions about investing in emerging markets now need to be reconsidered.

  5. The Coming Financial Volatility
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    The Coming Financial Volatility

    Jul 24, 2017 Gene Frieda believes investors in risky asset markets should be more worried about monetary tightening.

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    Is Putin in Peril?

    From alternate-reality annexations to fresh nuclear threats, Russian President Vladimir Putin seems more desperate than ever to project an image of strength after a string of battlefield defeats. As Ukrainian forces advance on Russian-occupied territories and hundreds of thousands of draft-age Russian men flee the Kremlin’s “partial mobilization,” we asked PS commentators to assess his prospects.

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    Liz Truss’s Backward Vision of the Future

    Diane Coyle argues that the new UK government will never cure what ails the British economy by living in the past.
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    The State Is Taking Back Energy

    Nick Butler sees increased government intervention in the sector as necessary but too often suboptimal.
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    The Stabilizing Effect of Inflation

    Daniel Gros explains why, despite the disruptions caused by monetary tightening, a financial crisis is unlikely.
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    Germany’s Emerging War Economy

    Dalia Marin outlines how the country can transform its economy and help Europe achieve strategic autonomy.
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    Japan’s Post-Abe Trust Crisis

    Akira Kawamoto explains how Fumio Kishida’s embattled government can regain public confidence and boost economic growth.
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    Liz Truss vs. the Bank of England

    Shang-Jin Wei explains how UK policymakers can prevent a financial crisis by helping pensioners and homeowners.
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    What’s Happened to China’s Economy?

    Zhang Jun worries that weakened incentives for local-government policy innovation are undermining dynamism and growth.
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    Women, Life, Freedom, and the Left

    Slavoj Žižek

    Four recent global news stories have revealed the varieties of women’s empowerment, showing how the politics of sex and gender can either challenge or reinforce existing power structures. For Western liberals, understanding these dynamics will be crucial to beating back the new right.

    shows how four recent news events highlight the failings of Western progressives to counter the far right.

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