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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. Don’t Count on a Soft Landing for the Global Economy
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    Don’t Count on a Soft Landing for the Global Economy

    Feb 2, 2024 Kenneth Rogoff explains why the celebratory mood of CEOs and political leaders is premature – and probably misplaced.

  2. The Global Economy Is Not Out of the Woods
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    The Global Economy Is Not Out of the Woods

    Jan 3, 2024 Kenneth Rogoff warns that monetary tightening and fiscal deficits could undermine the post-pandemic recovery.

  3. Higher Interest Rates Are Here to Stay
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    Higher Interest Rates Are Here to Stay

    Dec 5, 2023 Kenneth Rogoff thinks that policymakers and economists must reassess their beliefs in light of current market realities.

  4. The Stunning Resilience of Emerging Markets
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    The Stunning Resilience of Emerging Markets

    Oct 31, 2023 Kenneth Rogoff explains how the world’s serial defaulters have become bastions of economic stability.

  5. The Bank of Japan’s Seductive Widow-Maker Trade
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    The Bank of Japan’s Seductive Widow-Maker Trade

    Oct 5, 2023 Kenneth Rogoff thinks interest-rate hikes are inevitable and could pose a significant threat to the global economy.

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    Carbon Credits Hold the Key to Combating Deforestation

    Roselyn Fosuah Adjei explains how nature-based offsets could help reduce emissions and benefit local communities.
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    Alexei Navalny Did Not Die for Nothing

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    The Russian opposition leader faced a dilemma that all dissenters in authoritarian states must grapple with: live in exile and fade into obscurity, or confront an oppressive regime and risk imprisonment and torture. Navalny’s choice – and the price he paid for making it – will inspire dissidents for generations to come.

    highlights the crucial role of political martyrs in inspiring resistance to oppressive regimes.
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    The Submergence of Emerging Markets

    Andrés Velasco worries that major middle-income economies are facing a prolonged slowdown, jeopardizing global convergence.
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    How AI Could Reshape Medicine

    Junaid Nabi highlights the new technology’s potential to transform how we diagnose, treat, and prevent diseases.
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    Making Bretton Woods Work for Africa

    Hippolyte Fofack envisions a reformed global financial architecture that provides equal access to long-term patient capital.
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    Making Sense of Society

    Michael Spence considers why a healthy civil society is crucial to good governance and inclusive prosperity.
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    Shock Therapy Killed Navalny

    Antara Haldar argues that while Vladimir Putin bears responsibility, so do the economic policies that put him in power.
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    Putin’s Silk Road Around Sanctions

    Robin Brooks & Simon Johnson urge Europe and the G7 to stop the re-export of Western goods to Russia from Central Asia and the Caucasus.
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    To Fight Climate Change, End Fossil-Fuel Subsidies

    Günther Thallinger & Ludovic Subran urge policymakers to recognize the true costs of a policy that harms the planet and does not help the poor.

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