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Hassan Hakimian

Hassan Hakimian

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Hassan Hakimian, Director of the London Middle East Institute and Reader in Economics at SOAS, University of London, is a co-editor of Iran and the Global Economy: Petro Populism, Islam and Economic Sanctions.

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  1. Seven Fallacies of Economic Sanctions
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    Seven Fallacies of Economic Sanctions

    May 7, 2019 Hassan Hakimian thinks one reason such measures fail so often is that governments lack a compelling rationale for imposing them.

  2. Can Trump’s Sanctions Break Iran?
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    Can Trump’s Sanctions Break Iran?

    Sep 3, 2018 Hassan Hakimian asks what makes this round of restrictions any different from the many that came before.

  3. What’s Driving Iran’s Protests?
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    What’s Driving Iran’s Protests?

    Jan 6, 2018 Hassan Hakimian suggests that reformers have failed to manage rising economic expectations, particularly among young people.

  4. Iran’s Long Economic Journey
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    Iran’s Long Economic Journey

    May 24, 2017 Hassan Hakimian considers the economic challenges that await President Hassan Rouhani in his second term.

  5. Why Economists Missed the Arab Spring
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    Why Economists Missed the Arab Spring

    Mar 20, 2017 Hassan Hakimian criticizes conventional thinking about the relationship between political stability and prosperity.

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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 sees little upside and much downside to further monetary-policy tightening by the US Federal Reserve.
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    Who Is Part of the Free World?

    Anne-Marie Slaughter urges US President Joe Biden to abandon a phrase that is better left in the twentieth century.
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    Realism About Techno-Optimism

    Gernot Wagner laments that public debate about climate solutions is long on political grandstanding and short on nuance.

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