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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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    Central Banks Should Slow Down

    Lucrezia Reichlin fears the consequences of excessive interest-rate hikes in the US, the UK, and especially the eurozone.
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    Three Cheers for Hybrid Work

    Pinelopi Koujianou Goldberg thinks the advantages of more flexible labor arrangements outweigh the disadvantages.
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    The German Lamb Is Learning to Howl

    Josef Joffe

    The nation that went to the gates of Moscow in World War II has become as aggressive as a cuddly cat. But with its decision to send Leopard 2 battle tanks to Ukraine, Germany's "culture of reticence," particularly with respect to Russia, may soon be a thing of the past.

    examines the origins and implications of the landmark decision to send battle tanks to Ukraine.
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    Everyone Loses in a Fractured World

    Andrew Sheng & Xiao Geng warn that the global order's deepening East-West and North-South divides make us all poorer and less safe.
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    The Necessity of Morality in Foreign Policy

    Chris Patten shows why “realism” requires heeding the lessons of history and defending democratic values.
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    A Subsidy War Without Winners

    Andrés Velasco calls on policymakers to avoid petty conflicts and work together to encourage green investments.
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    Japan’s New Security Posture Is Abe’s Legacy

    Taniguchi Tomohiko explains how the government’s ambitious defense agenda expands on the late prime minister’s ideas.
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    For the Common Good

    Mariana Mazzucato outlines a new governance model for ensuring a fairer distribution of agency, risk, and reward.
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    Helping Middle-Income Energy Exporters Kick the Fossil-Fuel Habit

    Carlos Lopes explains what it will take for resource-rich economies to diversify and develop new revenue sources.

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