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Gita Gopinath

Gita Gopinath

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Gita Gopinath, Professor of International Studies and Economics at Harvard University, is Chief Economist at the International Monetary Fund and a World Economic Forum Young Global Leader.

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  1. The Elusive Benefits of Flexible Exchange Rates
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    The Elusive Benefits of Flexible Exchange Rates

    Dec 4, 2017 Gita Gopinath challenges Milton Friedman's assertion that floating currencies should help ensure full employment.

  2. Trump’s Tax Plan and the Dollar
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    Trump’s Tax Plan and the Dollar

    Jan 3, 2017 Emmanuel Farhi, et al. do not expect corporate-tax cuts paired with tariffs to improve US competitiveness.

  3. Demonetization Dos and Don’ts
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    Demonetization Dos and Don’ts

    Nov 24, 2016 Gita Gopinath praises Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s crackdown on “black money,” but questions his tactics.

  4. India’s Economy after Rajan
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    India’s Economy after Rajan

    Jun 22, 2016 Gita Gopinath laments the government's failure to retain a central-bank governor who inspired global confidence.

  5. India’s Investment Anemia
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    India’s Investment Anemia

    Jan 20, 2016 Gita Gopinath blames the Modi government for failing to launch the major reforms that the economy needs.

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    The ECB Has Been Driving EU Inflation

    Hans-Werner Sinn explains how the European Central Bank has contributed to soaring prices, including for energy.
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    The Populist Climate Threat

    Izabella Teixeira, et al. warn that right-wing nationalists and other political opportunists could normalize inaction.
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    Britain Is Not an Emerging Market – Yet

    Kenneth Rogoff considers the implications of the new government’s poorly received economic-policy package.
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    When the Fed Stops Trying

    J. Bradford DeLong worries that the world's most important central bank is no longer looking for an optimal policy path.
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    No Security Without Climate Security

    Anne-Marie Slaughter explains why US policymakers need to focus more closely on global warming as an existential threat.
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    Development, Decarbonization, and Dumb Landowners

    Ricardo Hausmann argues that governments must manage natural resources more effectively to promote green growth.
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    The Trade Agenda Today

    Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala interviewed by Anne O. Krueger

    Recent global developments have shown what is at stake when trade becomes less open and transparent. To assess the current state of the international trading system and what lies in store for it, Anne O. Krueger queries World Trade Organization Director-General Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala about the biggest challenges facing her organization.

    about the challenges facing her organization.
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    King Dollar

    In recent weeks, the US dollar has reached 20-year highs against key foreign currencies, and all-time highs against the Chinese renminbi and the British pound. What is sustaining the greenback’s surge, and what are its most significant consequences?

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    The US Inflation Bonanza for Sovereign Debtors

    Gautam Nair & Federico Sturzenegger identify the big winners of a shock that is diluting mountains of debt around the world.

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