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Maurice Obstfeld

Maurice Obstfeld

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Maurice Obstfeld, a former chief economist of the International Monetary Fund, is Professor of Economics at the University of California, Berkeley and a non-resident senior fellow at the Peterson Institute for International Economics.

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  1. Life or Debt in Ukraine
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    Life or Debt in Ukraine

    Apr 29, 2022 Maurice Obstfeld, et al. explain how the country's government and its creditors can stay ahead of debilitating financial trouble.

  2. The G20 Must Speak Truth to Putin
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    The G20 Must Speak Truth to Putin

    Mar 31, 2022 Maurice Obstfeld thinks the group’s future depends on whether its members can agree on the facts about Russia’s war in Ukraine.

  3. Short-Term Gains, Long-Term Hazards
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    Short-Term Gains, Long-Term Hazards

    Dec 21, 2017 Maurice Obstfeld urges countries to use the current economic recovery as an opportunity to reform – while they still can.

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    A Subsidy War Without Winners

    Andrés Velasco calls on policymakers to avoid petty conflicts and work together to encourage green investments.
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    Japan’s New Security Posture Is Abe’s Legacy

    Taniguchi Tomohiko explains how the government’s ambitious defense agenda expands on the late prime minister’s ideas.
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    For the Common Good

    Mariana Mazzucato outlines a new governance model for ensuring a fairer distribution of agency, risk, and reward.
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    Helping Middle-Income Energy Exporters Kick the Fossil-Fuel Habit

    Carlos Lopes explains what it will take for resource-rich economies to diversify and develop new revenue sources.
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    The New European Frontier

    Giulio Boccaletti

    Given this summer's climate-driven disasters, one might think that the European political system would be devising comprehensive adaptation plans. But, despite some steps in the right direction, Europeans are only just waking up to the constitutional implications of a changing physical environment.

    thinks a changing climate will force the European Union finally to embrace its political nature.
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    The Poverty of Anti-Capitalism

    Harold James considers recent arguments against markets, globalization, and growth, finding them to be deeply flawed.
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    How Not to Fight Inflation

    Joseph E. Stiglitz sees little upside and much downside to further monetary-policy tightening by the US Federal Reserve.
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    Who Is Part of the Free World?

    Anne-Marie Slaughter urges US President Joe Biden to abandon a phrase that is better left in the twentieth century.
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    Realism About Techno-Optimism

    Gernot Wagner laments that public debate about climate solutions is long on political grandstanding and short on nuance.

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