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Lee Howell

Lee Howell

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Lee Howell is a member of the Management Board of the World Economic Forum.

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  1. Boosting Resilience to COVID-19
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    Boosting Resilience to COVID-19

    Apr 1, 2020 Lee Howell shows how national and local leaders can embrace resilience during the COVID-19 pandemic.

  2. Long Live Globalization
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    Long Live Globalization

    Jan 16, 2019 Lee Howell calls for the creation of a more resilient institutional architecture to account for four key developments.

  3. Looking Beyond Lehman
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    Looking Beyond Lehman

    Sep 17, 2018 Lee Howell calls for less obsessing over the business cycle and more attention to the effects of new technologies.

  4. The False Narrative of Realpolitik
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    The False Narrative of Realpolitik

    Oct 9, 2017 Lee Howell calls for a shared narrative of global cooperation in the face of a US-led emphasis on national sovereignty.

  5. Systems at Risk
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    Systems at Risk

    Jan 8, 2013 Lee Howell

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    Resentment on the Western Front

    Sławomir Sierakowski thinks the Polish public needs a more open and honest conversation about refugees before resentment spirals.
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    Crypto’s Well-Worn Path to Crisis

    Xavier Vives writes that, despite the novelty of the assets, the narrative of FTX’s collapse was established long ago.
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    The Unavoidable Crash

    Nouriel Roubini anticipates a stagflationary debt crisis, owing to a dangerous combination of inflation and over-borrowing.
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    War Over Taiwan?

    Joseph S. Nye, Jr. considers whether a deterrence arrangement that has worked for 50 years is still sufficient.
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    The Contested Fed

    James Livingston

    By all accounts, central banks – particularly the Fed, because the dollar is still the world’s dominant currency – already act as investment authorities. But their recent bailouts have exacerbated economic inequality, and have done little or nothing to address climate change.

    reviews three books that, each in its own way, reveal a central truth about the world’s leading central bank.
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    The Economics of Mainstreaming Climate Action

    Jean Pisani-Ferry & Selma Mahfouz identify the risks and short-term costs associated with the energy transition over the next decade.
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    Killing Twitter

    Antara Haldar explains what Elon Musk fundamentally misunderstands about the platform – and about free speech.
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    The Napoleons of Big Tech

    Bill Emmott

    Recent events in the technology sector suggest that investors and lenders should be demanding a premium to cover the risk that a star entrepreneur will become an egomaniacal dictator. With each business cycle, it seems, old lessons must be relearned.

    sees in the industry’s harsh reckoning this year lessons that apparently can’t be learned often enough.
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    The Crypto Emperor’s New Clothes

    The collapse of several crypto platforms this year – including the spectacular crash of the second-largest cryptocurrency exchange, FTX – has raised fundamental questions about the credibility of a digital innovation once hailed as the key to democratizing finance. Has crypto finally been exposed as a scam, or will a new, stronger crypto industry emerge from the current turmoil?

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