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Mark J. Roe

Mark J. Roe

Writing for PS since 2004
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Mark J. Roe is a professor at Harvard Law School and the author of Missing the Target: Why Stock Market Short-Termism Is Not the Problem (Oxford University Press, 2022).

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  1. Mark J. Roe on the Inflation Reduction Act, stock buybacks, stakeholder capitalism, and more
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    Mark J. Roe on the Inflation Reduction Act, stock buybacks, stakeholder capitalism, and more

    Aug 23, 2022 Mark J. Roe refutes the prevailing narrative that stock-market short-termism is killing R&D, describes a corporate-tax reform that would provide a real boost to the US economy, explains why pressure on corporations to advance the public good is misguided, and more.

  2. Is Stock-Market Short-Termism Really Behind Climate Change?
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    Is Stock-Market Short-Termism Really Behind Climate Change?

    Jun 24, 2022 Mark J. Roe disputes the widespread assumption that climate change and other problems are due to myopic profit-seeking.

  3. Planning for an American Bankruptcy Epidemic
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    Planning for an American Bankruptcy Epidemic

    May 5, 2020 Ben Iverson & Mark J. Roe say a major increase in judicial capacity in the coming months is essential to avoid even more economic pain.

  4. A Way to Help Keep the COVID-19 Economy Working
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    A Way to Help Keep the COVID-19 Economy Working

    Mar 23, 2020 Mark J. Roe thinks the least interesting biomedical research channel could be the one that impedes economic Armageddon.

  5. Why America’s CEOs Are Talking About Stakeholder Capitalism
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    Why America’s CEOs Are Talking About Stakeholder Capitalism

    Nov 4, 2019 Mark J. Roe says the Business Roundtable's rejection of shareholder primacy reflects two main considerations.

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    China’s Savings Conundrum

    Zhang Jun explains why – and how – the country must stimulate household consumption to achieve a robust recovery.
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    The Flight of the Inflation Hawks

    Though the US Federal Reserve’s first interest-rate hike of 2023 is smaller than those that preceded it, policymakers have signaled that more increases are on the way, despite slowing price growth. But there is good reason to doubt the utility – and fear the consequences – of continued rate hikes, on both sides of the Atlantic.

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    How to Transform African Agriculture

    Safia Boly & Omid Kassiri identify four principles that could help governments across the continent boost food security.
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    Making Ukrainian Victory Possible

    Josep Borrell

    Exactly one year ago, it was still unclear whether Europeans would be able to come together to support Ukraine in the face of Russian aggression. But, following the latest announcements of stepped-up military aid, there can no longer be any doubt about Europe's willingness to furnish what Ukraine needs to win.

    explains why continued military support and other forms of assistance remain critical.
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    Death or Glory in Russia

    Slavoj Žižek traces the religious and intellectual roots of the Kremlin’s increasingly morbid war propaganda.
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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 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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