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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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    Tax the Rich to Save the Planet

    Owen Gaffney argues that reducing economic inequality is the key to strengthening democracy and mitigating climate change.
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    Is Globalization Over?

    Joseph S. Nye, Jr. explains why reports of the death of humanity's interdependence are greatly exaggerated.
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    Putin and Trump in the Dock?

    Jack Goldsmith explains the risks associated with pursuing criminal prosecutions against high-profile political figures.
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    The Great Revision

    Joschka Fischer examines the broader geopolitical restructuring that was triggered by Russia’s full-scale invasion of Ukraine.
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    Why Inflation Persists

    Lars P. Feld

    What "Team Transitory" has missed in the inflation debate is that inflation tends to become persistent because of second-round effects. Not only have producer prices risen over the past year or so, but they also have not yet been fully passed through the value chain.

    navigates the complex array of factors that give rise to one of the biggest problems in macroeconomics.
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    Wanted: Vladimir Putin

    Antara Haldar explains why the International Criminal Court’s indictment is more than just a symbolic victory.
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    Here We Go Again?

    Fifteen years after the collapse of the US investment bank Lehman Brothers triggered a devastating global financial crisis, the banking system is in trouble again. Central bankers and financial regulators each seem to bear some of the blame for the recent tumult, but there is significant disagreement over how much – and what, if anything, can be done to avoid a deeper crisis.

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    The Coming Doom Loop

    Nouriel Roubini warns that liquidity support will not be enough to prevent a deeper financial crisis and economic downturn.
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    Crises of Uncertainty

    Harold James fears the consequences of policymakers’ continual revision of economic and financial governance rules.

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