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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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    Making the Most of FDI

    Keun Lee considers what it takes to convert foreign investment into growth, development, and technological upgrading.
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    Explaining Americans’ Pessimism About a Strong Economy

    Jeffrey Frankel considers possible reasons for the disconnect between economic performance and public perceptions.
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    Sharing the Tech Wealth

    Diane Coyle

    Big Tech firms flagrantly disregard the implicit social contract that enables capitalist economies to thrive. The time has come to curb their market power and establish the institutional mechanisms necessary to prevent the benefits of technological innovation from being monopolized by a privileged few.

    urges investment in digital public infrastructure to curb the adverse effects of market power.
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    The WTO’s FDI Challenge

    Karl P. Sauvant urges the World Trade Organization’s members to adopt the new Investment Facilitation for Development Agreement.
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    Europe and the World Need Ukraine to Prevail

    Dmytro Kuleba & Josep Borrell

    Ukrainians, Europeans, and others around the world all have an interest in opposing the kind of war of aggression that Russia launched two years ago. Failing to support Ukraine now would invite a return to the dark past of military aggression, imperialism, and colonialism – and not just in Europe.

    remind everyone of the stakes in Russia's war of aggression, as it enters its third year.
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    Is Blockchain Ready for Primetime?

    Josh Burek considers whether the technology has checked all the boxes needed to achieve wider adoption.
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    Russia Will Honor Navalny Someday

    Carl Bildt reflects on the murdered opposition leader’s success in challenging Vladimir Putin’s regime.
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    Europe Is Home Alone

    Joschka Fischer thinks the threats to European security have become too great for the status quo to bear.
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    Economic Possibilities for Our Overworked Grandchildren

    Kaushik Basu shows how it is possible to redistribute income from the rich to the poor without undermining individual incentives.

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