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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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    Putin’s Brezhnev Moment

    Aryeh Neier draws parallels between the regime’s ongoing crackdown on civil society and late Soviet repression.
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    Utopia or Bust

    J. Bradford DeLong considers our options for both expanding and effectively slicing the proverbial economic pie.
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    Germany’s Reckoning

    Helmut K. Anheier

    Germany is now grappling with a host of difficult questions about its place in the world, the nature of its politics, and its most cherished values. For a pacifist society in a new age of conflict and war, everything must change if things are to remain the same.

    traces the contours of the country's debate, triggered by the Ukraine war, about its strategic future.
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    Preempting a Generative AI Monopoly

    Diane Coyle urges policymakers to take steps to counter the anti-competitive implications of a rapidly emerging market.
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    Japan’s Strategic Imperative

    Joseph S. Nye, Jr. sees the country doubling down on its best option for ensuring national security and regional stability.
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    China’s Savings Conundrum

    Zhang Jun explains why – and how – the country must stimulate household consumption to achieve a robust recovery.
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    The Flight of the Inflation Hawks

    Though the US Federal Reserve’s first interest-rate hike of 2023 is smaller than those that preceded it, policymakers have signaled that more increases are on the way, despite slowing price growth. But there is good reason to doubt the utility – and fear the consequences – of continued rate hikes, on both sides of the Atlantic.

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    How to Transform African Agriculture

    Safia Boly & Omid Kassiri identify four principles that could help governments across the continent boost food security.
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    Making Ukrainian Victory Possible

    Josep Borrell explains why continued military support and other forms of assistance remain critical.

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