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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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    Diplomacy Could Help Revive Democracy in Venezuela

    Roberto Patiño urges the international community to help ensure a free and fair presidential election in July.
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    The Specter of Neo-Fascism Is Haunting Europe

    Slavoj Žižek

    With mainstream parties and politicians already preparing to accommodate the far right following this month's European Parliament election, the axiom of post-World War II European democracy has been quietly abandoned. “No collaboration with fascists" is being replaced by a tacit acceptance of them.

    harbors no illusions about what the outcome of the European Parliament election means.
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    Can Private Hospitals Increase Access to Health Care in Developing Countries?

    Titir Bhattacharya & Tanika Chakraborty show how innovative insurance schemes can help low- and middle-income economies achieve universal coverage.
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    Tracking Ukraine’s Reconstruction Funds

    Wolfgang Fengler & Vladyslav Rashkovan show how digital tools can streamline the process, improve transparency, and provide accountability.
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    Slovakia’s Anti-Democratic Government Is Doubling Down

    Soňa Muzikárová warns that the assassination attempt in May has led the government to double down on illiberal reforms.
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    D-Day and the Threat of Total War

    Robert Skidelsky

    After eight decades of relative peace, the world is once again dividing into hostile economic and geopolitical blocs. The 80th anniversary of the invasion of Normandy offers a valuable opportunity to reflect on the principles we are willing to defend and the sacrifices we are prepared to make.

    thinks understanding the causes and consequences of past global conflicts is crucial to preventing another one.
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    The Dangers of a US Capital Inflow Tax

    Maurice Obstfeld worries that a little-known, highly costly method of deficit reduction is gaining political traction.
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    Europe’s Green Transition Requires More Skilled Workers

    Julie Beaufils urges policymakers to boost the attractiveness of technical vocations by expanding access to apprenticeships.
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    A Monetary and Economic Order Fit for the Twenty-First Century

    Ulrich Volz, et al. identify eight priorities to build a more resilient, inclusive, and sustainable global financial architecture.

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