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Joel E. Cohen

Joel E. Cohen

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Joel E. Cohen, Professor of Populations at The Rockefeller University and Columbia University, is the author of How Many People Can the Earth Support? (W. W. Norton & Company, 1996).

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  1. Financing Childhood Growth
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    Financing Childhood Growth

    Jul 14, 2023 Joel E. Cohen & John E. Rogers outline how development impact bonds focused on nutrition interventions could end stunting in children.

  2. How to Count Humans
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    How to Count Humans

    Aug 13, 2020 Joel E. Cohen examines a major new study forecasting population growth for the rest of this century.

  3. Secondary Schools’ Primary Importance
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    Secondary Schools’ Primary Importance

    Dec 18, 2014 Kamal Ahmad & Joel E. Cohen argue that post-primary education in the developing world benefits all levels of society.

  4. A Seismic Crime

    A Seismic Crime

    Feb 2, 2012 Joel E. Cohen

  5. Bombs, Books, and Bucks

    Bombs, Books, and Bucks

    Jul 7, 2005 David E. Bloom & Joel E. Cohen

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    From Welfare State to Safe State in Latin America

    Jorge G. Castañeda & Carlos Ominami urge the region’s progressives to start treating security as an essential component of social protection.
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    The Urgency of Sovereign-Debt Restructuring

    José Antonio Ocampo highlights the need for a comprehensive mechanism to deliver relief to low- and middle-income countries.
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    The Gaza War Goes Global

    Joschka Fischer

    The escalating war in the Middle East must be understood in a broader context. The fact that the Iranian regime felt emboldened to risk a direct strike on Israel attests to a changing world order in which Western power is increasingly open to challenge.

    considers the implications of Iran’s unprecedented decision to launch a direct strike on Israeli territory.
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    Gender-Neutral Fintech Isn’t Working for Women

    Emmanuel Nyirinkindi & Jessica Schnabel show that the industry is not fully delivering on its promise to accelerate financial inclusion.
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    The Urgency of Palestinian Statehood

    Gareth Evans explains why formal international recognition is crucial to ending the intolerable status quo.
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    Quality Journalism Is More Important than Ever

    Anya Schiffrin, et al. explain how policymakers can support rigorous, objective reporting, just as they provide other public goods.
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    Is India’s Economy Overhyped?

    Shang-Jin Wei argues that the country’s rapid development, while undeniable, conceals deeper structural problems.
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    Negotiating a Bigger, Better World Bank

    Michael Krake & Wempi Saputra explain how a new framework will nudge countries to invest in projects that deliver global public goods.
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    The Ozone Layer’s Recovery Shows How to Protect the Planet

    Robert Redford & Xiye Bastida highlight the critical role of international cooperation in preserving the planet’s habitability.

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