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Mark Paul

Mark Paul

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Mark Paul is an assistant professor of economics at New College of Florida.

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  1. America’s Bipartisan Climate-Policy Failure
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    America’s Bipartisan Climate-Policy Failure

    Jun 21, 2019 Mark Paul & Connor Rupp hope a growing chorus of new voices can bring an end to the Democratic Party's “climate-change denial lite.”

  2. A Carbon Dividend Is Better than a Carbon Tax
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    A Carbon Dividend Is Better than a Carbon Tax

    May 15, 2019 Mark Paul & Anthony Underwood argue that putting a price on emissions won't work if it alienates lower- and middle-income voters.

  3. Overcoming the Ideology of Climate Inaction
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    Overcoming the Ideology of Climate Inaction

    Feb 25, 2019 Anders Fremstad & Mark Paul argue that neoliberal policymaking continues to fuel global warming and stand in the way of solutions.

  4. The Case for a US Public Banking Option
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    The Case for a US Public Banking Option

    Sep 6, 2018 Thomas Herndon & Mark Paul argue that government-provided financial services would ensure universal access and strengthen consumer protection.

  5. No Robo-Apocalypse
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    No Robo-Apocalypse

    Jul 20, 2018 Mark Paul argues that we should be much more worried about bad policymaking than automation and artificial intelligence.

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    Educating the World’s Children of Conflict

    Jan Egeland highlights three key principles for ensuring the safety and well-being of traumatized boys and girls.
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    What’s Wrong with ChatGPT?

    Daron Acemoglu & Simon Johnson

    Artificial intelligence is being designed and deployed by corporate America in ways that will disempower and displace workers and degrade the consumer experience, ultimately disappointing most investors. Yet economic history shows that it does not have to be this way.

    worry that the technology will be deployed to replace, rather than empower, humans.
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    Preparing Now for the Next Health Emergencies

    Mamta Murthi urges governments to invest in resilient systems of prevention and care to soften the blow of future crises.
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    German Deindustrialization Is Still Looming

    Dalia Marin looks beyond surprisingly strong recent indicators and sees a cliff edge ahead for the country’s exporters.
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    America’s Widening Productivity Gap

    Michael Spence & Belinda Azenui

    Amid labor-supply constraints and economic shocks, the case for productivity-boosting interventions is clear. Unless US policymakers use a combination of investment and incentives to reverse negative productivity trends, the US will achieve modest growth, at best.

    urge policymakers to pursue interventions aimed at reducing supply constraints in the non-tradable sector.
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    Putin’s Brezhnev Moment

    Aryeh Neier draws parallels between the regime’s ongoing crackdown on civil society and late Soviet repression.
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    Utopia or Bust

    J. Bradford DeLong considers our options for both expanding and effectively slicing the proverbial economic pie.
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    Germany’s Reckoning

    Helmut K. Anheier traces the contours of the country's debate, triggered by the Ukraine war, about its strategic future.
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    Preempting a Generative AI Monopoly

    Diane Coyle urges policymakers to take steps to counter the anti-competitive implications of a rapidly emerging market.

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