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Graciana del Castillo

Graciana del Castillo

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Graciana del Castillo was a Uruguayan-American economist and a political and economic risk analyst. As a director of Latin American sovereign ratings at Standard & Poor’s, she led the upgrade of Mexico’s credit rating to investment grade in 2002.

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  1. A Fork in the Road for Mexico
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    A Fork in the Road for Mexico

    Jul 13, 2018 Graciana del Castillo argues that the new president is more likely to take the Uruguayan path than the Venezuelan path.

  2. A Fresh Look at the Afghan War
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    A Fresh Look at the Afghan War

    Jun 2, 2017 Graciana del Castillo calls on the Trump administration to rethink America's longest military intervention.

  3. Leveling the Afghan Playing Field
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    Leveling the Afghan Playing Field

    Aug 8, 2013 Graciana del Castillo

  4. The Political Economy of Peace
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    The Political Economy of Peace

    Jan 12, 2012 Graciana del Castillo

  5. The Economics of Peace in Afghanistan
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    The Economics of Peace in Afghanistan

    Sep 13, 2011 Graciana del Castillo

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    The Dangerous Retreat into Protectionism

    Carl Bildt warns that nothing good will come from a more deeply fragmented global economy.
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    The Case for Ukraine’s NATO Accession

    Yuriy Gorodnichenko & Ilona Sologoub explain why giving in to the Kremlin’s nuclear blackmail could push the alliance into a death spiral.
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    Don’t Believe the AI Hype

    Daron Acemoglu

    If you listen to tech industry leaders, business-sector forecasters, and much of the media, you may believe that recent advances in generative AI will soon bring extraordinary productivity benefits, revolutionizing life as we know it. Yet neither economic theory nor the data support such exuberant forecasts.

    finds nothing to support widely cited assessments of the technology’s near-term potential.
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    What the China Pessimists Are Getting Wrong

    Yu Yongding rejects gloomy narratives about the economy’s prospects and proposes ways to revive growth.
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    A Big Step Forward for Liver Health

    Danjuma Adda explains how new hepatitis guidelines from the World Health Organization could reduce cancer deaths in Africa.
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    The Fragile Fraternity of China and Russia

    Nina L. Khrushcheva

    Vladimir Putin’s recent state visit to Beijing – his first trip abroad since being inaugurated for a fifth term – was practically a mirror image of Mao Zedong’s visit to Moscow 75 years ago, when Stalin looked down on his guest. There is little reason to think that the bilateral relationship will prove more resilient this time.

    doubts that two countries with such diverging interests will be able to build a lasting partnership.
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    The Global Economy Is More Vulnerable Than It Seems

    Bertrand Badré & Yves Tiberghien identify five factors driving a potentially catastrophic trend toward fragmentation.
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    The Myth of Central-Bank Independence

    Robert Skidelsky thinks the time has come to transfer power from technocrats back to elected officials.
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    The Gig Economy vs. America’s Workers

    Sandeep Vaheesan warns that proposed ballot initiatives in Massachusetts would legalize exploitative employment practices.

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