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Mario I. Blejer

Mario I. Blejer

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Mario I. Blejer, a former president of the Central Bank of Argentina, is a former director of the Centre for Central Banking Studies at the Bank of England.

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  1. The Inflation Crisis Is Not Over
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    The Inflation Crisis Is Not Over

    Aug 3, 2023 Mario I. Blejer & Piroska Nagy Mohácsi explain why a year of monetary tightening has not solved the underlying causes of macroeconomic uncertainty.

  2. Lessons from Argentina’s World Cup Victory
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    Lessons from Argentina’s World Cup Victory

    Dec 30, 2022 Mario I. Blejer explains what the country's sporting achievement can tell us about its economic instability.

  3. The New Crisis of Central Banking
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    The New Crisis of Central Banking

    Feb 4, 2022 Mario I. Blejer & Piroska Nagy Mohácsi worry that policymakers have shirked their traditional function and vastly distorted global markets.

  4. Central Banks’ Outdated Independence
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    Central Banks’ Outdated Independence

    Apr 17, 2013 Mario I. Blejer

  5. The Eurozone’s Fork in the Road
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    The Eurozone’s Fork in the Road

    Feb 9, 2012 Mario I. Blejer & Eduardo Levy Yeyati

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    As Disinformation Thrives, Democracy Dies

    Nishant Lalwani, et al. argue that increased aid for independent media is necessary to defend press freedom in the developing world.
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    The Dead Hand of Neoliberalism Is Blocking Green Growth

    Laura Carvalho sees rich countries pursuing industrial strategies while poorer countries are prevented from following suit.
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    Will the Democrats Win After Biden’s Withdrawal?

    Richard Haass

    US President Joe Biden’s decision to drop out of the 2024 presidential race has revived the Democrats’ chances of victory. Given the profound differences between the two parties, it is difficult to exaggerate just how much is at stake when Americans vote this November.

    explains how the new Democratic nominee could get out from under the shadow of an unpopular president.
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    Middle East Peace and the US Election

    Bruce Ackerman

    Now that the moderate Masoud Pezeshkian has ascended to the Iranian presidency, Joe Biden and Kamala Harris have an opportunity to clarify the choice for voters in the US election this November. By reopening talks, they can promote the Democrats’ peace ticket in swing states where despair over the war in Gaza has harmed their chances.

    sees the arrival of a moderate Iranian president as an electoral opportunity for the Democrats.
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    A Growth Agenda for the G20

    Paola Subacchi sees one policy priority capable of uniting the world's leading developed and developing economies.
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    Europe Must Clamp Down on Russian Oil Flows Through Turkey

    Martin Vladimirov urges policymakers to close the sanctions loophole that allows the Kremlin to sell fossil fuels to the EU.
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    Rebooting the Sustainable Development Goals

    John W. McArthur & Zia Khan urge political, business, and civil-society leaders to foster the big ideas needed to meet the 2030 targets.
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    Is Greece’s Six-Day Work Week a Harbinger?

    Pinelopi Koujianou Goldberg points out that the country is facing the same demographic problem as almost all advanced economies.
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    The Euro and Its Imperial Ancestors

    Victoria Gierok draws lessons from earlier experiments with common currencies across disparate polities and economies.

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