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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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    Carbon Credits Hold the Key to Combating Deforestation

    Roselyn Fosuah Adjei explains how nature-based offsets could help reduce emissions and benefit local communities.
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    Alexei Navalny Did Not Die for Nothing

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    The Russian opposition leader faced a dilemma that all dissenters in authoritarian states must grapple with: live in exile and fade into obscurity, or confront an oppressive regime and risk imprisonment and torture. Navalny’s choice – and the price he paid for making it – will inspire dissidents for generations to come.

    highlights the crucial role of political martyrs in inspiring resistance to oppressive regimes.
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    The Submergence of Emerging Markets

    Andrés Velasco worries that major middle-income economies are facing a prolonged slowdown, jeopardizing global convergence.
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    How AI Could Reshape Medicine

    Junaid Nabi highlights the new technology’s potential to transform how we diagnose, treat, and prevent diseases.
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    Making Bretton Woods Work for Africa

    Hippolyte Fofack envisions a reformed global financial architecture that provides equal access to long-term patient capital.
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    Making Sense of Society

    Michael Spence considers why a healthy civil society is crucial to good governance and inclusive prosperity.
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    Shock Therapy Killed Navalny

    Antara Haldar argues that while Vladimir Putin bears responsibility, so do the economic policies that put him in power.
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    Putin’s Silk Road Around Sanctions

    Robin Brooks & Simon Johnson urge Europe and the G7 to stop the re-export of Western goods to Russia from Central Asia and the Caucasus.
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    To Fight Climate Change, End Fossil-Fuel Subsidies

    Günther Thallinger & Ludovic Subran urge policymakers to recognize the true costs of a policy that harms the planet and does not help the poor.

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