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Mark Cliffe

Mark Cliffe

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

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  1. 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.

  2. 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.

  3. 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.

  4. 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.

  5. What Economists Still Need to Learn
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    What Economists Still Need to Learn

    Sep 9, 2019 Mark Cliffe says the profession has failed to absorb three crucial sets of lessons from the 2008 global financial crisis.

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    Only the US Congress Can Stop Ukraine from Winning

    Simon Johnson explains why Russia’s best hope now lies with House Republicans’ nonsensical position on the US debt ceiling.
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    What Japanese Deterrence Would Look Like

    Bill Emmott

    In new strategy documents, Japan’s government has broken new ground with a public commitment to build up the country’s counterstrike and rapid mobilization capabilities. Though executing this task will not be easy, it has become essential to peace in the region.

    explains what it will take to discourage aggression by North Korea, Russia, and especially China.
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    Getting to Monetary Integration in Latin America

    Camila Villard Duran explains why the vision of a regional unit of account, advanced by Brazil and Argentina, is achievable.
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    The Age of Verbiage

    Arvind Subramanian blames today’s nonstop inundation of expert opinion for undermining the quality of public discourse.
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    Davos Man Has a People Problem

    Antara Haldar suspects that the socially “disembedded” economic logic of globalization has gone as far as it can go.
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    Eliminate the Debt Ceiling

    Willem H. Buiter thinks the US Constitution and common sense argue for a de facto abolition of the cap.
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    Japan’s Fiscal Dilemma

    Takatoshi Ito explains why the country’s deficit-financed spending spree endangers its national security.
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    Too Soon for Global Optimism

    Kenneth Rogoff

    It is hard to reconcile the jubilant mood of many business leaders with the uncertainty caused by the war in Ukraine. While there are some positive signs of economic recovery, a sudden escalation could severely destabilize the global economy, cause a stock market crash, and accelerate deglobalization.

    warns that the Ukraine war and economic fragmentation are still jeopardizing world growth prospects.
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    Why Europe’s Franco-German Engine Is Stalling

    Jean Pisani-Ferry cautions that the two countries' differences are so substantial that a hasty compromise will not suffice.

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