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Mark Cliffe

Mark Cliffe

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Mark Cliffe is Visiting Professor at the London Institute of Banking and Finance.

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  1. The Fed’s Climate Complacency
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    The Fed’s Climate Complacency

    Feb 7, 2023 Mark Cliffe warns that the US central bank’s approach to climate risk falls woefully short of what is needed.

  2. The Sting of Climate Risk Is in the Tails
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    The Sting of Climate Risk Is in the Tails

    Sep 22, 2022 Mark Cliffe thinks conventional models have overemphasized the long term at the expense of more immediate threats.

  3. The Case for Green Consumer Taxes
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    The Case for Green Consumer Taxes

    Apr 20, 2021 Mark Cliffe proposes an old idea whose time has come as governments seek a sustainable and inclusive post-pandemic recovery.

  4. A Sustainable Recovery Must Be More Than Green
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    A Sustainable Recovery Must Be More Than Green

    Jun 10, 2020 Mark Cliffe proposes how best to advance climate-mitigation and adaptation policies in the coming months.

  5. There’s More to Life than GDP
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    There’s More to Life than GDP

    Dec 26, 2019 Mark Cliffe points out the many holes in the prevailing approach to measuring welfare, and fears they are growing bigger.

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    From Welfare State to Safe State in Latin America

    Jorge G. Castañeda & Carlos Ominami urge the region’s progressives to start treating security as an essential component of social protection.
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    The Urgency of Sovereign-Debt Restructuring

    José Antonio Ocampo highlights the need for a comprehensive mechanism to deliver relief to low- and middle-income countries.
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    The Gaza War Goes Global

    Joschka Fischer

    The escalating war in the Middle East must be understood in a broader context. The fact that the Iranian regime felt emboldened to risk a direct strike on Israel attests to a changing world order in which Western power is increasingly open to challenge.

    considers the implications of Iran’s unprecedented decision to launch a direct strike on Israeli territory.
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    Gender-Neutral Fintech Isn’t Working for Women

    Emmanuel Nyirinkindi & Jessica Schnabel show that the industry is not fully delivering on its promise to accelerate financial inclusion.
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    The Urgency of Palestinian Statehood

    Gareth Evans explains why formal international recognition is crucial to ending the intolerable status quo.
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    Quality Journalism Is More Important than Ever

    Anya Schiffrin, et al. explain how policymakers can support rigorous, objective reporting, just as they provide other public goods.
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    Is India’s Economy Overhyped?

    Shang-Jin Wei argues that the country’s rapid development, while undeniable, conceals deeper structural problems.
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    Negotiating a Bigger, Better World Bank

    Michael Krake & Wempi Saputra explain how a new framework will nudge countries to invest in projects that deliver global public goods.
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    The Ozone Layer’s Recovery Shows How to Protect the Planet

    Robert Redford & Xiye Bastida highlight the critical role of international cooperation in preserving the planet’s habitability.

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