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Howard Davies

Howard Davies

Writing for PS since 2009
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Howard Davies, the first chairman of the United Kingdom’s Financial Services Authority (1997-2003), is Chairman of NatWest Group. He was Director of the London School of Economics (2003-11) and served as Deputy Governor of the Bank of England and Director-General of the Confederation of British Industry.

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  1. Is Private Credit Becoming the Public’s Problem?
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    Is Private Credit Becoming the Public’s Problem?

    Jun 19, 2024 Howard Davies considers whether, and in what manner, regulators should respond to the industry's explosive growth.

  2. Are Global Capital Rules Possible?
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    Are Global Capital Rules Possible?

    Mar 29, 2024 Howard Davies thinks major Western jurisdictions' institutional differences could sink standardization efforts.

  3. Where It Pays to Be a Banker
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    Where It Pays to Be a Banker

    Jan 5, 2024 Howard Davies maps the growing divergence of tax and regulatory policies in America, Europe, and the United Kingdom.

  4. We Need to Talk About Bank Supervision
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    We Need to Talk About Bank Supervision

    Sep 22, 2023 Howard Davies thinks the renewed debate over commercial bank capital requirements largely misses the point.

  5. Buffer Madness
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    Buffer Madness

    Jul 14, 2023 Howard Davies questions the merits of increasing banks' capital as a way to ensure financial stability.

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    The Defining Economic Issue of the US Election

    Stephen S. Roach argues that the high price level, not inflation, is weighing on voters ahead of the presidential election.
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    What Does the EU Election Mean for European Climate Policy?

    Laurence Tubiana explains how green campaigners can strengthen their message to appeal to ordinary voters.
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    The Geopolitical Imperative to Upgrade the Dollar

    Jordan Bleicher & Josh Lipsky explain how emerging technologies are facilitating efforts to challenge the greenback’s global dominance.
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    Let the Giggers Fight Inflation

    Todd G. Buchholz criticizes efforts by US regulators to throttle the proliferation of independent contractors.
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    The Putin-Kim Pact Is an Opportunity for the West

    Ana Palacio

    The Russia-North Korea defense pact leaves no doubt about Russian President Vladimir Putin’s determination to overthrow the existing international order. But the agreement could also strain the Kremlin’s relations with China, potentially disrupting Sino-Russian efforts to undermine Western unity.

    urges policymakers to leverage the rogue partnership to drive a wedge between Russia and China.
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    What Climate-Vulnerable Developing Countries Need Right Now

    Mia Amor Mottley & Wale Edun

    Since the COVID-19 pandemic and Russia’s invasion of Ukraine, geopolitical tensions have dominated the global agenda, hindering collective efforts to address climate change. With the world still warming, urgent measures are needed to make investment in sustainable development feasible and affordable for everyone.

    propose a blueprint to unlock financing and kickstart investment in adaptation and clean energy.
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    Two Cheers for Identity Politics

    James Livingston argues that critics of the contemporary focus on issues of race, gender, and sexuality are ignoring history.
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    What the Next EU Leadership Must Do

    Carl Bildt offers a broad outline of the bloc's biggest challenges following this month's European Parliament election.
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    China Must Not Choose the Next Dalai Lama

    Brahma Chellaney urges the US and India to work together to protect the more than 600-year-old institution.

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