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Hamid Rashid

Hamid Rashid

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Hamid Rashid, a former director-general for multilateral economic affairs at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs in Bangladesh, is Chief of Global Economic Monitoring at the United Nations Department of Economic and Social Affairs.

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  1. How to Prevent the Looming Sovereign-Debt Crisis
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    How to Prevent the Looming Sovereign-Debt Crisis

    Jul 31, 2020 Joseph E. Stiglitz & Hamid Rashid propose a multilateral facility for buying back low- and middle-income countries' bonds.

  2. Which Economic Stimulus Works?
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    Which Economic Stimulus Works?

    Jun 8, 2020 Joseph E. Stiglitz & Hamid Rashid emphasize that the design of government programs to support growth matters as much as their size.

  3. Closing Developing Countries’ Capital Drain
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    Closing Developing Countries’ Capital Drain

    Feb 18, 2016 Joseph E. Stiglitz & Hamid Rashid warn that large stockpiles of reserves may not be enough to prevent a financial crisis.

  4. What’s Holding Back the World Economy?
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    What’s Holding Back the World Economy?

    Feb 8, 2016 Joseph E. Stiglitz & Hamid Rashid say that developed countries' policies have created a growth-killing array of perverse incentives.

  5. Sub-Saharan Africa’s Subprime Borrowers
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    Sub-Saharan Africa’s Subprime Borrowers

    Jun 25, 2013 Joseph E. Stiglitz & Hamid Rashid

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    Everyone Loses in a Fractured World

    Andrew Sheng & Xiao Geng warn that the global order's deepening East-West and North-South divides make us all poorer and less safe.
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    The Necessity of Morality in Foreign Policy

    Chris Patten shows why “realism” requires heeding the lessons of history and defending democratic values.
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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

    A careful look at US economic conditions supports the view that inflation was driven mainly by supply-side disruptions and shifts in the pattern of demand. Given this, further interest-rate hikes will have little to no effect – and will cause far-reaching problems of their own.

    sees little upside and much downside to further monetary-policy tightening by the US Federal Reserve.

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