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Kenneth Rogoff

Kenneth Rogoff

Writing for PS since 2002
201 commentaries
1 videos & podcasts

Kenneth Rogoff, Professor of Economics and Public Policy at Harvard University and recipient of the 2011 Deutsche Bank Prize in Financial Economics, was the chief economist of the International Monetary Fund from 2001 to 2003. He is co-author of This Time is Different: Eight Centuries of Financial Folly and author of The Curse of Cash.

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  1. COVID Coin?
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    COVID Coin?

    Aug 5, 2020 Kenneth Rogoff assesses the pandemic's potential to accelerate the emergence of central-bank digital currencies.

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    America’s Captured Courts

    Sheldon Whitehouse

    Decades ago, a group of powerful US corporate interests recognized that the unpopular policies they sought faced steady headwinds in the elected branches of government. But courts, stocked with amenable judges and presented with the right cases, could reliably deliver political wins without answering to the voting public. 

    shines a light on the dark money behind the US judiciary's rightward turn under Republican presidents.
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    A Tale of Two Economies

    Stephen S. Roach

    As financial markets celebrate the coming vaccine-led boom, the confluence of epidemiological and political aftershocks has pushed us back into a quagmire of heightened economic vulnerability. In Dickensian terms, to reach a “spring of hope,” we first must endure a “winter of despair.” 

    points out that while a COVID-19 vaccine promises a spring of hope, a winter of despair is coming first.
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