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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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    A Subsidy War Without Winners

    Andrés Velasco calls on policymakers to avoid petty conflicts and work together to encourage green investments.
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    Japan’s New Security Posture Is Abe’s Legacy

    Taniguchi Tomohiko explains how the government’s ambitious defense agenda expands on the late prime minister’s ideas.
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    For the Common Good

    Mariana Mazzucato outlines a new governance model for ensuring a fairer distribution of agency, risk, and reward.
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    Helping Middle-Income Energy Exporters Kick the Fossil-Fuel Habit

    Carlos Lopes explains what it will take for resource-rich economies to diversify and develop new revenue sources.
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    The New European Frontier

    Giulio Boccaletti

    Given this summer's climate-driven disasters, one might think that the European political system would be devising comprehensive adaptation plans. But, despite some steps in the right direction, Europeans are only just waking up to the constitutional implications of a changing physical environment.

    thinks a changing climate will force the European Union finally to embrace its political nature.
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    The Poverty of Anti-Capitalism

    Harold James considers recent arguments against markets, globalization, and growth, finding them to be deeply flawed.
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    How Not to Fight Inflation

    Joseph E. Stiglitz sees little upside and much downside to further monetary-policy tightening by the US Federal Reserve.
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    Who Is Part of the Free World?

    Anne-Marie Slaughter urges US President Joe Biden to abandon a phrase that is better left in the twentieth century.
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    Realism About Techno-Optimism

    Gernot Wagner laments that public debate about climate solutions is long on political grandstanding and short on nuance.

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