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Hans-Helmut Kotz

Hans-Helmut Kotz

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Hans-Helmut Kotz, a former member of the executive board of Deutsche Bundesbank, is Program Director of the SAFE Policy Center at Goethe University in Frankfurt and a resident fellow at the Center for European Studies at Harvard University.

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  1. Did Germany’s Constitutional Court Inadvertently Strengthen the Eurozone?
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    Did Germany’s Constitutional Court Inadvertently Strengthen the Eurozone?

    May 11, 2020 Hans-Helmut Kotz sees a silver lining in the court's much-criticized ruling on the European Central Bank's bond purchases.

  2. Germany Versus the ECB
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    Germany Versus the ECB

    Oct 10, 2019 Hans-Helmut Kotz holds out hope that eurozone governments may finally be recognizing the need for fiscal stimulus.

  3. Macron’s Real Limits
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    Macron’s Real Limits

    Apr 24, 2018 Hans-Helmut Kotz thinks the French president's policy pronouncements lack the courage of his European convictions.

  4. The Chimera of Franco-German Reform
    Jean-Claude Juncker delivers his State of the Union speech at the European Parliament Patrick Herzog/Getty Images

    The Chimera of Franco-German Reform

    Oct 4, 2017 Hans-Helmut Kotz warns the European Union's would-be reformers not to count on the support of Germany's next government.

  5. Financial Globalization 2.0
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    Financial Globalization 2.0

    Sep 5, 2017 Hans-Helmut Kotz & Susan Lund suggest that a more resilient system is emerging, despite shrinking cross-border capital flows.

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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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    Empowering the Pandemic Accord

    Gordon Brown warns that lies could undermine efforts to create a global pact for fighting infectious-disease outbreaks.
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    Will Europe Ever Get Serious About Defense?

    Daniela Schwarzer

    At this year’s Munich Security Conference, European leaders missed yet another opportunity to show how they plan to strengthen NATO’s European pillar and develop a robust European defense industry. Yet with the prospect of another Donald Trump presidency looming, there can be no room for such failures.

    laments the lack of a strong, coordinated message at the latest Munich Security Conference.
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    Rethinking Inequality in Latin America

    Ana María Ibáñez highlights new research showing that the problem is neither as predictable nor as static as many believe.
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    Africa’s Shifting Economic Paradigm

    Rabah Arezki urges policymakers to pursue reforms to promote competition and boost domestic consumption.

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