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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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    Supporting Sexual and Reproductive Health Is Good Business

    Natalia Kanem argues that investing in employees’ well-being will help companies attract and retain top talent.
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    Can Democracy Win in 2024?

    Chris Patten highlights the challenges mainstream parties face as they try to boost growth and improve public services.
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    Finding a New French Majority

    Jean Pisani-Ferry assesses what must happen to form a stable government after an election that produced a hung parliament.
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    Industrial Policy Is Back. Now What?

    How to design effective industrial policies has suddenly become a hot – and divisive – topic among economists and policymakers. Even those who agree that governments should intervene in the economy to bolster productivity, increase competitiveness, and tackle social and environmental challenges differ sharply on the details.

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    The Big Picture

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    The Way Forward for Ukraine’s Economy

    Joseph E. Stiglitz & Andrew Kosenko

    With sufficient assistance from the West, Ukraine will prevail over its much larger and richer authoritarian neighbor. But to enjoy the fruits of victory, it will have to move faster in its transition from a post-communist oligarchy, while being careful to resist the siren call of free-market fundamentalism.

    offer a roadmap for guiding the country's recovery and reconstruction during and after the war.
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    Rich Countries Must Meet Their Biodiversity Financing Pledges

    Mary Robinson urges international policymakers to use the upcoming COP16 summit to close the nature-finance gap.
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    Inequality Spurs Democratic Backsliding

    Susan Stokes shows that countries with fairer economies are less likely to succumb to authoritarian populism.
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    Bracing for a More Inflationary World

    Raghuram G. Rajan thinks central banks will remain under pressure to maintain tighter policies over the medium term.

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