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Marcel Fratzscher

Marcel Fratzscher

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Marcel Fratzscher, a former senior manager at the European Central Bank, is President of the think tank DIW Berlin and Professor of Macroeconomics and Finance at Humboldt University of Berlin.

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  1. The EU Must Break the Brexit Deadlock
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    The EU Must Break the Brexit Deadlock

    Dec 8, 2020 Marcel Fratzscher thinks that a no-deal scenario would impose high long-term economic and geopolitical costs on Europe.

  2. Taking the German Constitutional Court Seriously
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    Taking the German Constitutional Court Seriously

    May 12, 2020 Marcel Fratzscher views the court's recent ruling against the European Central Bank as a flawed but necessary wake-up call.

  3. The ECB Needs a New Mandate
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    The ECB Needs a New Mandate

    Dec 6, 2019 Marcel Fratzscher urges the European Central Bank to broaden its definition of price stability – but only after shoring up its credibility.

  4. Lagarde’s ECB Must Modernize
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    Lagarde’s ECB Must Modernize

    Aug 2, 2019 Marcel Fratzscher says the European Central Bank must take five steps to secure its effectiveness in the years ahead.

  5. Is Germany Catching Trump’s Tax Disease?
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    Is Germany Catching Trump’s Tax Disease?

    Jan 26, 2018 Marcel Fratzscher urges the incoming government to adopt a more targeted – and beneficial – approach to fiscal policy.

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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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    Preparing for the Next Global Catastrophe

    José Manuel Barroso explains why global leaders must focus on creating equitable response mechanisms ahead of the next crisis.
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    Italy’s Next Government Must Tackle Climate Security

    Luca Bergamaschi shows why the country’s politicians can no longer afford to ignore a major threat to national security.
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    Europe and the New Non-Alignment

    Laurence Tubiana

    Despite the massive civilian suffering in Ukraine, many countries have been wary of taking sides, owing both to a perception of European double standards and to Russia’s leverage over energy and commodity prices. But while new geopolitical dynamics have complicated climate advocacy, they certainly haven't derailed it.

    sees both challenges and opportunities for climate policy in an era of geopolitical fragmentation.
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    The Sting of Climate Risk Is in the Tails

    Mark Cliffe thinks conventional models have overemphasized the long term at the expense of more immediate threats.
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    Should Humanities Professors Be Automated?

    Nicholas Agar considers the implications of recent successes with AI-generated academic research and writing.
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    Should Energy Companies’ Windfall Profits Be Taxed?

    Imposing a one-off tax on energy companies’ extraordinary profits might seem like a no-brainer at a time of soaring inflation, but the idea has more than a few detractors. As policymakers in a growing number of economies move ahead, we asked PS commentators whether they are right to do so.

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    The Global Necessity of American Democracy

    Javier Solana shows why the political health of the United States has become a matter of global concern.

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