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Jonathan D. Ostry

Jonathan D. Ostry

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Jonathan D. Ostry, Professor of the Practice of Economics at Georgetown University, is a research fellow at the Center for Economic Policy Research in London. He is a former deputy research director at the IMF, and previously led the team that produces the IMF’s flagship World Economic Outlook.

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  1. The Canary in the Inflation Coal Mine
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    The Canary in the Inflation Coal Mine

    Oct 5, 2022 Jonathan D. Ostry explains why central banks should pay much greater attention to shipping costs.

  2. The IMF Is Still Behind the Times on Capital Controls
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    The IMF Is Still Behind the Times on Capital Controls

    May 16, 2022 Joseph E. Stiglitz & Jonathan D. Ostry thinks the Fund’s revised policy framework is better than the previous one, but still flawed.

  3. Inclusive Growth or Else
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    Inclusive Growth or Else

    Feb 5, 2018 Sergei Guriev, et al. propose concrete steps to support more sustainable and broadly shared economic prosperity.

  4. Surviving the Great Capital Flood

    Surviving the Great Capital Flood

    Oct 9, 2007 Simon Johnson & Jonathan D. Ostry

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    Trade Unions Can Defeat Europe’s Far Right

    Oliver Roethig explains why stronger trade unions hold the key to countering the rise of extremist parties.
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    Why Republicans Go Crawling Back to Donald Trump

    Reed Galen sees the fecklessness of figures like William Barr as proof of the sorry state of the American political class.
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    Economic Development in an Age of Great-Power Competition

    Andrew Sheng & Xiao Geng considers developing countries’ prospects for boosting competitiveness amid rising US-China trade tensions.
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    Human Capital for the Age of Generative AI

    Simon Johnson & Eric Hazan explain how adoption of the technology could help suitably qualified workers climb the wage ladder.
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    To Fight Climate Change, Protect Healthy Soil

    Juan Lucas Restrepo & Barron Joseph Orr explain how sustainable farming practices can reverse biodiversity loss and transform our food systems.
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    How to Protect the World from the Next Pandemic

    Winnie Byanyima & Joseph E. Stiglitz envision a global accord that applies the lessons of past health crises and includes binding commitments.
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    Strict Separation Is Not the Answer for Palestine and Israel

    Yanis Varoufakis warns against a two-apartheid-state solution that affirms the dangerous principle of ethnic exclusivity.
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    Preparing Now for the Next Disease X

    Tom Achoki, et al. propose several steps governments can take to establish robust and resilient response mechanisms.
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    To Protect Democracy, Protect Exiled Journalists

    Antonio Zappulla highlights the existential threats facing independent news outlets forced to relocate by repressive regimes.

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