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Isabel Ortiz

Isabel Ortiz

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Isabel Ortiz, Director of the Global Social Justice Program at the Initiative for Policy Dialogue at Columbia University, was Director of the International Labor Organization and UNICEF, and a senior official at the United Nations and the Asian Development Bank.

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  1. Another Year of Living Dangerously
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    Another Year of Living Dangerously

    Dec 31, 2019 Isabel Ortiz warns of more austerity, protests, rising inequality, and environmental degradation in 2020.

  2. The Insanity of Austerity
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    The Insanity of Austerity

    Oct 11, 2019 Isabel Ortiz & Matthew Cummins are alarmed by economic policymakers’ continued obsession with fiscal retrenchment at a time of slowing growth.

  3. The Austerity Pandemic
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    The Austerity Pandemic

    Jun 14, 2013 Isabel Ortiz & Matthew Cummins on the economic reasons for political unrest.

  4. Recovery and Equality
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    Recovery and Equality

    Jul 26, 2012 Isabel Ortiz & Matthew Cummins

  5. A Recovery for All
    2d400d0346f86f6c10312a05_dr2103c.jpg Dean Rohrer

    A Recovery for All

    Nov 9, 2010 Isabel Ortiz

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    Britannia Deranged

    Jacob Soll explores UK Prime Minister Liz Truss’s 2012 manifesto and its incoherent vision of capitalism.
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    Research Ethics and Non-Human Subjects

    Peter Singer highlights an appalling recent article that Springer Nature should retract under its new guidance for authors.
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    How to Settle the Great Chess Cheating Scandal

    Kenneth Rogoff explains how a suspiciously successful young upstart can prove that he is for real.
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    Why Deglobalization Makes US Inflation Worse

    Dambisa Moyo laments that today’s inflationary surge has not elicited a coordinated global response.
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    How to Tax Energy Companies’ Windfall Profits

    Clemens Fuest & Axel Ockenfels

    Given the complexities of modern markets, economies, and legal regimes, new levies on energy companies will always run into implementation problems. To prevent supply shortages and other disastrous unintended consequences, policymakers must proceed with caution and coordinate across borders.

    consider the underappreciated difficulties of implementing new levies without creating unwanted side effects.
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    Is Putin in Peril?

    From alternate-reality annexations to fresh nuclear threats, Russian President Vladimir Putin seems more desperate than ever to project an image of strength after a string of battlefield defeats. As Ukrainian forces advance on Russian-occupied territories and hundreds of thousands of draft-age Russian men flee the Kremlin’s “partial mobilization,” we asked PS commentators to assess his prospects.

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    Liz Truss’s Backward Vision of the Future

    Diane Coyle argues that the new UK government will never cure what ails the British economy by living in the past.
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    The State Is Taking Back Energy

    Nick Butler sees increased government intervention in the sector as necessary but too often suboptimal.
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    The Stabilizing Effect of Inflation

    Daniel Gros explains why, despite the disruptions caused by monetary tightening, a financial crisis is unlikely.

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