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José Antonio Ocampo

José Antonio Ocampo

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José Antonio Ocampo, a former United Nations under-secretary-general, is Minister of Finance and Public Credit of Colombia, a professor at Columbia University, Chair of the UN Committee for Development Policy, and Chair 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. A Pandemic of Debt
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    A Pandemic of Debt

    Dec 12, 2022 José Antonio Ocampo proposes several ways to help struggling low- and middle-income countries avoid insolvency.

  2. Will Ukraine's Tragedy Spur UN Security Council Reform?
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    Will Ukraine's Tragedy Spur UN Security Council Reform?

    Mar 3, 2022 Kemal Derviş & José Antonio Ocampo argue that a mechanism for overturning permanent members’ vetoes would make the organization more effective.

  3. Latin America's New Lost Decade
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    Latin America's New Lost Decade

    Dec 20, 2021 José Antonio Ocampo suggests the changes the region must make to improve its post-pandemic economic outlook.

  4. Rich Countries' Double Standards on Taxation
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    Rich Countries' Double Standards on Taxation

    Nov 16, 2021 José Antonio Ocampo thinks the G20’s much-touted corporate-tax deal is nothing to celebrate – and proposes a better solution.

  5. The Case for a Food Systems Stability Board
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    The Case for a Food Systems Stability Board

    Aug 27, 2021 Sandrine Dixson-Declève, et al. call for the establishment of a new multilateral body charged with tackling rising hunger and malnutrition.

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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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