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Karl P. Sauvant

Karl P. Sauvant

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Karl P. Sauvant is a senior fellow at the Columbia Center on Sustainable Investment at Columbia University.

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  1. The WTO’s FDI Challenge
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    The WTO’s FDI Challenge

    Feb 22, 2024 Karl P. Sauvant urges the World Trade Organization’s members to adopt the new Investment Facilitation for Development Agreement.

  2. Putting FDI on the G20 Agenda
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    Putting FDI on the G20 Agenda

    Aug 3, 2018 Karl P. Sauvant & Axel Berger argue for better coordination of international investment policies to avert the equivalent of a trade war.

  3. How Investment Agreements Can Protect Free Media
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    How Investment Agreements Can Protect Free Media

    Jul 11, 2016 Lee C. Bollinger & Karl P. Sauvant see transformative significance in a lawsuit brought by Al Jazeera against the Egyptian government.

  4. Equal Treatment for Outward Investors
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    Equal Treatment for Outward Investors

    Jun 13, 2012 Karl P. Sauvant

  5. China, Inc. Goes Global
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    China, Inc. Goes Global

    Nov 30, 2011 Karl P. Sauvant

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    Iran’s Succession Crisis Is a Legitimacy Crisis

    Abbas Milani explains why few Iranians within or outside the country truly mourn the death of President Ebrahim Raisi.
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    Central Banks’ New-Old Inflationary Bias

    Kenneth Rogoff explains why policymakers are more likely to risk higher prices during periods of economic uncertainty.
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    Can AI Improve Family Life?

    Anne-Marie Slaughter & Avni Patel Thompson foresee parents and other caregivers spending more time on meaningful activities, and less time on drudgery.
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    Maxims for the AI Age

    Reid Hoffman

    Far too often, debates about technology, innovation, and progress fall into crude dichotomies – humans versus machines, utopia versus dystopia – that distract from the matter at hand. Rather than fixating on extremes, we should adopt a more nuanced and historically informed view of our tools, and of ourselves.

    offers six principles to guide our thinking about the technology's potential risks and rewards.
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    Europe’s Carbon Border Tax Advances the Fight Against Climate Change

    Jeffrey Frankel shows how the European Union’s carbon-price mechanism could encourage other countries to follow suit.
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    Africa Can’t Prosper Without Regional Trade

    Kingsley Moghalu argues that the continent has been missing a key ingredient of robust, sustained growth.
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    Divestment from Israel Will Not Bring Peace

    Anne O. Krueger argues that meeting protesters' demand would weaken US universities – one of America’s sources of strength.
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    The US-China Trade War Heats Up

    A spate of new US tariffs on Chinese goods has raised the specter of full economic decoupling between the world’s two largest economies. For many observers, the measures are not only misguided, but also counter-productive, with the potential to undermine economic dynamism, hamper climate action, and trigger geopolitical conflict.

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    The Indian Election and the Country’s Economic Future

    Raghuram G. Rajan

    Economically, India today feels like a place of limitless possibilities. But with only a narrow window in which to grow rich before it grows old, the policy decisions it makes today will have an outsize influence on its future prospects.

    worries that the country will squander its massive potential by trying to emulate China's growth strategy.

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