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Kevin P. Gallagher

Kevin P. Gallagher

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Kevin P. Gallagher is Professor of Global Development Policy at Boston University and Director of the Boston University Global Development Policy Center.

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  1. The IMF Needs to Lead on Climate Finance
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    The IMF Needs to Lead on Climate Finance

    Dec 15, 2023 Laurence Tubiana & Kevin P. Gallagher show why the Fund must play a vital role in closing the gaps left by the latest UN Climate Change Conference.

  2. The IMF Needs to Mitigate Climate Transition Risk
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    The IMF Needs to Mitigate Climate Transition Risk

    Apr 11, 2022 Xiaobei He, et al. call for more coordination to prevent policies in one country from destabilizing economies elsewhere.

  3. The IMF's Unfinished Business
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    The IMF's Unfinished Business

    Mar 7, 2022 Joseph E. Stiglitz & Kevin P. Gallagher urge the Fund to greenlight members' use of capital controls as a tool to preserve financial stability.

  4. China Takes the Lead in Development Finance
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    China Takes the Lead in Development Finance

    Dec 9, 2020 Kevin P. Gallagher & Rebecca Ray highlight the potential benefits and risks of the country's massive increase in lending to poorer economies.

  5. The G20 Debt Plan Does Not Go Far Enough
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    The G20 Debt Plan Does Not Go Far Enough

    Nov 24, 2020 Shamshad Akhtar, et al. propose a comprehensive new initiative aimed at fostering an inclusive green recovery worldwide.

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    The Language of Political Control

    Robert Skidelsky views recent linguistic innovations as manipulative efforts to compel “correct” thought and perception.
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    Globalization vs. Democracy

    Kaushik Basu highlights the contradictions and vulnerabilities inherent in the current international order.
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    The West’s New Infrastructure Imperative

    Diane Coyle explains why a broader conception of the term could reflect a renewed interest in investing in the future.
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    An Iran-Israel War?

    Iran’s mass ballistic missile and drone attack on Israel last week raised anew the specter of a widening Middle East war that draws in Iran and its proxies, as well as Western countries like the United States. The urgent need to defuse tensions – starting by ending Israel’s war in Gaza and pursuing a lasting political solution to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict – is obvious, but can it be done?

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    What a Climate-Aligned IMF Would Look Like

    Mohamed Nasheed & Rakesh Mohan explain how the managing director can fully position the institution to help the most vulnerable countries.
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    The Key to Transforming African Health

    Jayati Ghosh highlights efforts to foster scientific innovation and drug manufacturing on the continent.
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    China’s Rebalancing Imperative

    Stephen S. Roach

    The most successful development stories almost always involve major shifts in the sources of economic growth, which in turn allow economies to reinvent themselves out of necessity or by design. In China, the interplay of mounting external pressures, lagging household consumption, and falling productivity will increasingly shape China’s policy choices in the years ahead.

    explains why the Chinese authorities should switch to a consumption- and productivity-led growth model.
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    From Welfare State to Safe State in Latin America

    Jorge G. Castañeda & Carlos Ominami

    Designing a progressive anti-violence strategy that delivers the safety for which a huge share of Latin Americans crave is perhaps the most difficult challenge facing many of the region’s governments. But it is also the most important.

    urge the region’s progressives to start treating security as an essential component of social protection.
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    The Urgency of Sovereign-Debt Restructuring

    José Antonio Ocampo highlights the need for a comprehensive mechanism to deliver relief to low- and middle-income countries.

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