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Hippolyte Fofack

Hippolyte Fofack

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Hippolyte Fofack is Chief Economist and Director of Research at the African Export-Import Bank (Afreximbank).

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  1. Fairer Green Finance
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    Fairer Green Finance

    Nov 14, 2022 Hippolyte Fofack explains how to channel investment in climate-resilient infrastructure to where it is needed most.

  2. Climate Injustice and the Curse of Illusory Growth
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    Climate Injustice and the Curse of Illusory Growth

    Sep 9, 2022 Hippolyte Fofack shows why achieving global income convergence and sustainable development will require a new economic model.

  3. How to Beat Developing-Market Debt Crises
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    How to Beat Developing-Market Debt Crises

    Jul 25, 2022 Hippolyte Fofack urges major central banks to deploy swap lines and other tools to head off a looming liquidity crunch.

  4. The Great Inflation Trade-Off
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    The Great Inflation Trade-Off

    May 12, 2022 Hippolyte Fofack warns that central bankers’ belated efforts to curb price increases will carry a high economic cost.

  5. Africa’s Long Post-COVID Climb
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    Africa’s Long Post-COVID Climb

    Apr 13, 2022 Hippolyte Fofack highlights the mounting global risks to the region’s continued economic recovery in 2022.

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    Russia’s Financial Crisis Must Come Sooner

    Simon Johnson shows why a low price cap for the country’s crude exports would render the Kremlin’s war economy untenable.
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    QE with Chinese Characteristics?

    Andrew Sheng & Xiao Geng urge China to use monetary policy to tackle some of the biggest challenges it faces.
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    Why Europe and Latin America Need Each Other

    Josep Borrell

    In a world of giants, the EU and Mercosur together represent just 10% of the world’s population and 20% of global GDP. If either wants to wield global influence, it needs the other, making the EU-Mercosur trade agreement a strategic imperative.

    urge European Union and Latin American leaders to revive momentum toward a long-overdue trade agreement.
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    Let the WTO Referee Carbon Border Taxes

    Jeffrey Frankel shows how a revived World Trade Organization can play a central role in combating climate change.
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    Elon Musk’s Not-so-Hidden Agenda

    Jason Stanley thinks the mogul's takeover of Twitter reflects his interest in destroying all democratic information spaces.
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    Saadia Zahidi on government spending, debt distress, the Iran protests, and more

    Saadia Zahidi argues that social-safety nets must be customized and targeted to ensure efficiency, advocates a more responsible approach to deficit reduction and fiscal consolidation, describes the complex recipe for helping countries reap the benefits of greater female labor-force participation, and more.
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    The Birth of a New International Order

    Joschka Fischer sees global great-power relations taking shape around a Sino-American dominated pentarchy.
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    The World Cup Syndrome

    Raj Persaud reflects on the effects that loving the “beautiful game” can have on one’s health and finances.
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    Rebooting the World Bank

    Suma Chakrabarti & Chris Humphrey outline key reforms that could help the institution regain the trust of developing countries.

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