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José Antonio Ocampo

José Antonio Ocampo

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José Antonio Ocampo, a former United Nations under-secretary-general and a former minister of finance and public credit of Colombia, is a professor at Columbia University, a member of the UN Committee for Development Policy, and a member of the Independent Commission for the Reform of International Corporate Taxation. He is the author of Resetting the International Monetary (Non)System (Oxford University Press, 2017) and co-author (with Luis Bértola) of The Economic Development of Latin America since Independence (Oxford University Press, 2012). 

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  1. Can Latin America Escape Its Second Lost Decade?
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    Can Latin America Escape Its Second Lost Decade?

    Jan 3, 2024 José Antonio Ocampo outlines several steps that governments can take to prevent stagnation and address the current slowdown.

  2. The Global Economy’s Unsolved Problems
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    The Global Economy’s Unsolved Problems

    Dec 7, 2023 José Antonio Ocampo offers a sobering assessment of multilateral efforts to tackle debt, development, climate change, and more.

  3. Put the UN in Charge of International Taxation
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    Put the UN in Charge of International Taxation

    Nov 21, 2023 Jayati Ghosh, et al. urge support for a developing-country initiative to reform the current unfair and inefficient system.

  4. A New Approach to International Tax Cooperation
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    A New Approach to International Tax Cooperation

    Nov 13, 2023 José Antonio Ocampo urges developing economies to support UN-led negotiations to create a more equitable and inclusive system.

  5. Building an Equitable Fiscal Future for Latin America
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    Building an Equitable Fiscal Future for Latin America

    Jul 25, 2023 José Antonio Ocampo argues that recent agreements on taxing multinationals favor developed economies and tax havens.

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    The US Is Jeopardizing the Open Internet

    Natalie Dunleavy Campbell & Stan Adams condemn America’s apparent decision to abandon its role as a champion of a free digital domain.
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    How to Finance Higher Education in Africa

    Célestin Monga proposes a mix of several funding streams to improve access to high-quality colleges and universities.
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    Catalytic Capital Holds the Key to Southeast Asia’s Green Transition

    Kitty Bu & Stefanie Fairholme highlight the potential role of early-stage funding in advancing the region’s decarbonization efforts.
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    Which AI Risks Matter?

    Edoardo Campanella

    To prevent humanity from ever being demoted to the status of gorillas by a highly advanced artificial intelligence, most AI experts agree that we must retain control over the technology. But with developers racing to achieve the next breakthrough and gain market share, that may be easier said than done.

    considers three leading experts’ assessments of the technology’s future capabilities and their implications.
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    Europe Must Defend Itself

    Donald Trump – who spent his presidency lambasting NATO – recently suggested that he would encourage Russian aggression against NATO allies that had not met their commitment to spend 2% of GDP on defense. With Trump vying for another term in the White House – and the Ukraine war still raging on the European Union’s doorstep – EU countries can no longer ignore the difficult but essential task of taking charge of their own security.

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    Making the Most of FDI

    Keun Lee considers what it takes to convert foreign investment into growth, development, and technological upgrading.
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    Explaining Americans’ Pessimism About a Strong Economy

    Jeffrey Frankel considers possible reasons for the disconnect between economic performance and public perceptions.
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    Sharing the Tech Wealth

    Diane Coyle urges investment in digital public infrastructure to curb the adverse effects of market power.
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    The WTO’s FDI Challenge

    Karl P. Sauvant urges the World Trade Organization’s members to adopt the new Investment Facilitation for Development Agreement.

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