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Jean Pisani-Ferry

Jean Pisani-Ferry

Writing for PS since 2010
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Jean Pisani-Ferry, a senior fellow at the Brussels-based think tank Bruegel and a senior non-resident fellow at the Peterson Institute for International Economics, holds the Tommaso Padoa-Schioppa chair at the European University Institute.

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  1. Will Russia or the West Win the Economic and Financial Battle?
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    Will Russia or the West Win the Economic and Financial Battle?

    Sep 1, 2022 Jean Pisani-Ferry explains why supposed “shock and awe” sanctions are proving less effective than expected.

  2. A New Test for EU Solidarity
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    A New Test for EU Solidarity

    Jul 29, 2022 Jean Pisani-Ferry explains why the fallout from the Ukraine war is threatening Europe’s cohesion for the second time in a decade.

  3. France’s Constitution Will Be Tested
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    France’s Constitution Will Be Tested

    Jun 21, 2022 Jean Pisani-Ferry thinks the recent parliamentary election result risks pushing the country’s political system to breaking point.

  4. The Eurozone’s Unusual Policy Playbook
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    The Eurozone’s Unusual Policy Playbook

    May 30, 2022 Jean Pisani-Ferry highlights three reasons for the current policy confusion among governments and central bankers.

  5. Macron’s Post-Election Dilemma
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    Macron’s Post-Election Dilemma

    Apr 26, 2022 Jean Pisani-Ferry argues that the French president must reach out in his second term to those with whom he has little in common.

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    The High Stakes of Climate-Risk Accounting

    Gernot Wagner & Tom Brookes show why economists can no longer ignore the need for a far more comprehensive set of welfare indicators.
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    The Cost of the Fed’s Challenged Credibility

    Mohamed A. El-Erian interprets the latest market tumult as the price of delaying monetary-policy tightening for too long.
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    Core Dangers for the Fed and China

    Stephen S. Roach

    Just as a fixation on core inflation can mislead central banks, as it has done with the US Federal Reserve, the power of a “core leader” like China’s Xi Jinping is a recipe for misdirected and ultimately unsustainable policy regimes. The very notion of a core adds a false sense of precision when addressing complex problems.

    thinks the US central bank and Chinese governance share a conceptual weakness leading to major policy blunders.
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    Amazon’s Satanic Mills

    Antara Haldar sees recent unionization efforts as a welcome response to an unethical and inhumane business model.
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    Asia’s Captive Market for Migrant Labor

    M. Niaz Asadullah highlights how an entrenched alliance of politicians, bureaucrats, and business elites is exploiting workers.
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    In Search of a Development Plan for Asia

    Andrew Sheng & Xiao Geng argue that bottom-up institutions – not top-down strategies – are the key to regional integration.
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    Giorgia Meloni’s Moment

    Bill Emmott sees little difference between the Brothers of Italy’s program and that of recent right-wing governments.
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    America’s Education Emergency

    Michael R. Strain calls for urgent action to make up for pandemic learning loss in light of dismal new test scores.
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    God Save the Pound?

    Andrés Velasco explains why sterling is plummeting when economic theory says it should be soaring.

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