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Helmut K. Anheier

Helmut K. Anheier

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Helmut K. Anheier, Professor of Sociology at the Hertie School of Governance in Berlin, is Adjunct Professor of Social Welfare at UCLA’s Luskin School of Public Affairs.

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  1. Germany’s Self-Centered War Debate
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    Germany’s Self-Centered War Debate

    Feb 28, 2023 Helmut K. Anheier thinks the country’s pundit class is looking at Russia’s invasion of Ukraine through too narrow a lens.

  2. Germany’s Reckoning
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    Germany’s Reckoning

    Feb 3, 2023 Helmut K. Anheier traces the contours of the country's debate, triggered by the Ukraine war, about its strategic future.

  3. What’s Holding Back Germany’s Zeitenwende?
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    What’s Holding Back Germany’s Zeitenwende?

    Nov 17, 2022 Helmut K. Anheier sees four reasons why the country has struggled to craft a foreign policy that matches its aspirations.

  4. How Much Has the Ukraine War Changed Germany?
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    How Much Has the Ukraine War Changed Germany?

    Sep 5, 2022 Helmut K. Anheier sees the country rising to the occasion politically, but still struggling with policy implementation.

  5. Germany’s Great Pacifism Debate
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    Germany’s Great Pacifism Debate

    May 16, 2022 Helmut K. Anheier explains why the country will benefit from one of its most ferocious war of words in decades.

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    The Fed’s Role in the Bank Failures

    Raghuram G. Rajan & Viral V. Acharya

    There are four reasons to worry that the latest banking crisis could be systemic. For many years, periodic bouts of quantitative easing have expanded bank balance sheets and stuffed them with more uninsured deposits, making the banks increasingly vulnerable to changes in monetary policy and financial conditions.

    show how the US central bank's liquidity policies created the conditions for runs on uninsured deposits.
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    Policymakers Keep Solving the Wrong Banking Problem

    Andrés Velasco

    When a bank fails, the first response by policymakers and the public is to blame risk-loving speculators, greedy investors, or regulators asleep at the wheel. But quenching our thirst for moral adjudication is a poor basis for policy, because the truth is both simpler and more troubling.

    argues that recent market turmoil has revealed that the sector’s main vulnerability is unavoidable.
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    An Insolvency Iceberg?

    Takatoshi Ito considers the risk that other banks will experience liquidity problems as interest rates continue to rise.
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    Can Governments Still Steer the Economy?

    Robert Skidelsky explains why international finance and geopolitics make it harder to influence major performance indicators.
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    Accounting for Casino Capitalism

    Hans-Werner Sinn draws parallels between recent bank collapses and the late-nineteenth-century “founders’ crash.”
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    Who Should Be Bailed Out Next?

    Simon Zadek urges rich-country governments to aid debt-distressed poor countries as urgently as they have their failing banks.
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    The Population Boon

    Beniamino Callegari & Per Espen Stoknes correct popular myths about the threat of demographic growth to sustainable development.
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    Where Is the Global South’s Rescue Brigade?

    Vera Songwe decries the unequal responses to liquidity crises in Silicon Valley compared to the developing world.
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    Beyond Industrial Policy

    Anne-Marie Slaughter & Elizabeth Garlow make the case for an economic strategy that prioritizes shared prosperity over competition.

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