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Hernando de Soto

Hernando de Soto

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Hernando de Soto is President of the Institute for Liberty and Democracy in Lima, Peru, and author of The Mystery of Capital.

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  1. The Developing World Has an Alternative to Debt
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    The Developing World Has an Alternative to Debt

    Jul 3, 2020 Hernando de Soto calls for an organized push to harness all of the untapped “dead capital” across the informal economy.

  2. Colombia Between the FARC and the People
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    Colombia Between the FARC and the People

    Nov 4, 2016 Hernando de Soto lauds voters' rejection of the government's deal with the FARC, and proposes another route to peace.

  3. Globalization for Everyone
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    Globalization for Everyone

    Sep 19, 2016 Hernando de Soto proposes an entirely new approach to ensuring that the benefits of interconnectedness are shared.

  4. A Mexican Impasse for the Pope
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    A Mexican Impasse for the Pope

    Feb 11, 2016 Hernando de Soto urges Francis to advocate for a simple reform that would benefit billions of poor people worldwide.

  5. How to Win the War on Terror
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    How to Win the War on Terror

    Jan 14, 2016 Hernando de Soto argues that economic empowerment, not military intervention, is the only approach that can work.

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    The ECB Has Been Driving EU Inflation

    Hans-Werner Sinn explains how the European Central Bank has contributed to soaring prices, including for energy.
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    The Populist Climate Threat

    Izabella Teixeira, et al. warn that right-wing nationalists and other political opportunists could normalize inaction.
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    Britain Is Not an Emerging Market – Yet

    Kenneth Rogoff considers the implications of the new government’s poorly received economic-policy package.
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    When the Fed Stops Trying

    J. Bradford DeLong worries that the world's most important central bank is no longer looking for an optimal policy path.
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    No Security Without Climate Security

    Anne-Marie Slaughter explains why US policymakers need to focus more closely on global warming as an existential threat.
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    Development, Decarbonization, and Dumb Landowners

    Ricardo Hausmann argues that governments must manage natural resources more effectively to promote green growth.
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    The Trade Agenda Today

    Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala interviewed by Anne O. Krueger

    Recent global developments have shown what is at stake when trade becomes less open and transparent. To assess the current state of the international trading system and what lies in store for it, Anne O. Krueger queries World Trade Organization Director-General Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala about the biggest challenges facing her organization.

    about the challenges facing her organization.
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    King Dollar

    In recent weeks, the US dollar has reached 20-year highs against key foreign currencies, and all-time highs against the Chinese renminbi and the British pound. What is sustaining the greenback’s surge, and what are its most significant consequences?

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    The US Inflation Bonanza for Sovereign Debtors

    Gautam Nair & Federico Sturzenegger identify the big winners of a shock that is diluting mountains of debt around the world.

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