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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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    The Age of Verbiage

    Arvind Subramanian blames today’s nonstop inundation of expert opinion for undermining the quality of public discourse.
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    Davos Man Has a People Problem

    Antara Haldar suspects that the socially “disembedded” economic logic of globalization has gone as far as it can go.
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    Eliminate the Debt Ceiling

    Willem H. Buiter thinks the US Constitution and common sense argue for a de facto abolition of the cap.
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    Japan’s Fiscal Dilemma

    Takatoshi Ito explains why the country’s deficit-financed spending spree endangers its national security.
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    Too Soon for Global Optimism

    Kenneth Rogoff

    It is hard to reconcile the jubilant mood of many business leaders with the uncertainty caused by the war in Ukraine. While there are some positive signs of economic recovery, a sudden escalation could severely destabilize the global economy, cause a stock market crash, and accelerate deglobalization.

    warns that the Ukraine war and economic fragmentation are still jeopardizing world growth prospects.
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    Why Europe’s Franco-German Engine Is Stalling

    Jean Pisani-Ferry cautions that the two countries' differences are so substantial that a hasty compromise will not suffice.
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    Central Banks Should Slow Down

    Lucrezia Reichlin fears the consequences of excessive interest-rate hikes in the US, the UK, and especially the eurozone.
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    Three Cheers for Hybrid Work

    Pinelopi Koujianou Goldberg thinks the advantages of more flexible labor arrangements outweigh the disadvantages.
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    The German Lamb Is Learning to Howl

    Josef Joffe

    The nation that went to the gates of Moscow in World War II has become as aggressive as a cuddly cat. But with its decision to send Leopard 2 battle tanks to Ukraine, Germany's "culture of reticence," particularly with respect to Russia, may soon be a thing of the past.

    examines the origins and implications of the landmark decision to send battle tanks to Ukraine.

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