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Kenneth Rogoff

Kenneth Rogoff

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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 (Princeton University Press, 2011) and author of The Curse of Cash (Princeton University Press, 2016).

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  1. Will the Dollar’s Surge End in Whiplash?
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    Will the Dollar’s Surge End in Whiplash?

    Sep 1, 2022 Kenneth Rogoff explains why the greenback could rise further against other major global currencies in the short term.

  2. Chess and Geopolitics in the Supercomputer Era
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    Chess and Geopolitics in the Supercomputer Era

    Aug 9, 2022 Kenneth Rogoff thinks the next world championship match may be as much a technological contest as a human one.

  3. Fiscal Policy Should Return to Fundamentals
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    Fiscal Policy Should Return to Fundamentals

    Aug 1, 2022 Kenneth Rogoff thinks taxation and public spending are inherently too political to manage business cycles effectively.

  4. The Energy Price Roller Coaster
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    The Energy Price Roller Coaster

    Jul 4, 2022 Kenneth Rogoff predicts further waves of supply and demand shocks in global oil and gas markets.

  5. Rethinking Maximalist Macro Policy
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    Rethinking Maximalist Macro Policy

    Jun 22, 2022 Kenneth Rogoff argues that changing global conditions are exposing the flaws of overly ambitious economic policies.

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    In Search of a Development Plan for Asia

    Andrew Sheng & Xiao Geng argue that bottom-up institutions – not top-down strategies – are the key to regional integration.
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    Giorgia Meloni’s Moment

    Bill Emmott sees little difference between the Brothers of Italy’s program and that of recent right-wing governments.
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    America’s Education Emergency

    Michael R. Strain calls for urgent action to make up for pandemic learning loss in light of dismal new test scores.
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    God Save the Pound?

    Andrés Velasco explains why sterling is plummeting when economic theory says it should be soaring.
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    Preparing for the Long War

    Mark Leonard thinks Europeans should plan for a prolonged conflict despite Ukraine’s recent gains.
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    Realizing a Free and Open Indo-Pacific

    Abe Shinzō

    Less than a month before he was assassinated, Japan’s longest-serving prime minister set out his vision for the region. He buttressed his case by comparing China’s growing threats against Taiwan to Russia’s invasion of Ukraine.

    set out his vision for the region less than one month prior to his assassination in July.
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    Russia, Iran, and the Perils of Post-Autocracy

    Robert D. Kaplan

    With Russia facing defeat on the battlefield and massive protests once again engulfing Iran, both countries’ regimes look vulnerable. But the end of tyranny is more likely to lead to a dangerous political vacuum than to a democratic transition.

    warns that the collapse of a despotic regime more often leads to a political void than to a healthy democracy.
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    The Key to Unlocking Africa’s Economic Potential

    Landry Signé explains why fostering trade integration and regional value chains is essential for the continent to prosper.
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    Geopolitical Davids and Goliaths

    Harold James considers lessons from smaller countries about how to wield power and influence in the twenty-first century.

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