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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. Is France’s Economy Now Stronger than Germany’s?
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    Is France’s Economy Now Stronger than Germany’s?

    Dec 21, 2023 Marcel Fratzscher urges the EU’s leading economies to focus on their similarities rather than their differences.

  2. Germany’s Debt Brake Is Breaking Its Economy
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    Germany’s Debt Brake Is Breaking Its Economy

    Nov 28, 2023 Marcel Fratzscher warns that a flawed constitutional rule is undermining the country’s ability to pursue essential reforms.

  3. 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.

  4. 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.

  5. 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.

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    The Drums of US-China Cyber War

    Stephen S. Roach worries that irrational Sinophobia has become America's new bipartisan political orthodoxy.
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    Japan as Number Four

    Takatoshi Ito hopes the news that the economy has slipped from third place globally will serve as a wake-up call.
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    The Financial March to War

    Harold James explains how currency wars and speculation could feature in today’s great-power conflicts.
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    A Stablecoin Pilot in China?

    Andrew Sheng & Xiao Geng see an opportunity in Hong Kong’s efforts to establish a regulatory regime for issuers of the cryptoasset.
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    The War for the West

    Ivan Krastev interviewed by Sławomir Sierakowski

    Although the events of the last two years amount to a clear strategic failure for Russian President Vladimir Putin, it is equally clear that the West became overly confident after Ukraine's battlefield successes in 2022. Now, a strategic re-calibration may be in order.

    about the conflict in Ukraine and the challenges facing Western democracies in a changing world.
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    An Antidote to the Polarization Poison

    Ngaire Woods suggests how policymakers can foster a sense of solidarity among people of different political creeds.
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    How America’s CHIPS Act Hurts Taiwan

    Chang-Tai Hsieh, et al. worry that US inducements are luring the world’s top semiconductor manufacturer down a dead end.
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    Will the US Economy Drive Global Growth this Year?

    Mohamed A. El-Erian

    Despite rosy forecasts, the US economy faces powerful headwinds that call into question its ability to serve as the world’s main growth driver. These challenges are compounded by domestic and geopolitical uncertainties that have not been reflected in market valuations and economic assessments.

    explains why economists and investors are far too optimistic about America’s near-term prospects.
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    The US Is Jeopardizing the Open Internet

    Natalie Dunleavy Campbell & Stan Adams condemn America’s apparent decision to abandon its role as a champion of a free digital domain.

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