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Maurice Obstfeld

Maurice Obstfeld

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Maurice Obstfeld, a former chief economist of the International Monetary Fund, is Senior Fellow at the Peterson Institute for International Economics and Professor of Economics Emeritus at the University of California, Berkeley.

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  1. Trump’s Plans for the Fed Would Revive 1970s-Style Inflation
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    Trump’s Plans for the Fed Would Revive 1970s-Style Inflation

    May 8, 2024 Maurice Obstfeld thinks the presumptive GOP nominee’s policies reflect an outdated understanding of the economy.

  2. 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.

  3. 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.

  4. 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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    Europe’s Carbon Border Tax Advances the Fight Against Climate Change

    Jeffrey Frankel shows how the European Union’s carbon-price mechanism could encourage other countries to follow suit.
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    Africa Can’t Prosper Without Regional Trade

    Kingsley Moghalu argues that the continent has been missing a key ingredient of robust, sustained growth.
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    Divestment from Israel Will Not Bring Peace

    Anne O. Krueger argues that meeting protesters' demand would weaken US universities – one of America’s sources of strength.
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    The US-China Trade War Heats Up

    A spate of new US tariffs on Chinese goods has raised the specter of full economic decoupling between the world’s two largest economies. For many observers, the measures are not only misguided, but also counter-productive, with the potential to undermine economic dynamism, hamper climate action, and trigger geopolitical conflict.

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    The Indian Election and the Country’s Economic Future

    Raghuram G. Rajan

    Economically, India today feels like a place of limitless possibilities. But with only a narrow window in which to grow rich before it grows old, the policy decisions it makes today will have an outsize influence on its future prospects.

    worries that the country will squander its massive potential by trying to emulate China's growth strategy.
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    How Europe Can Get the Green Deal Done

    Simone Tagliapietra proposes EU-level measures that would help offset the negative distributional effects of climate policy.
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    Reckoning With a New Authoritarian Bloc

    Joschka Fischer considers the implications of a northern Asian alliance that exists primarily to challenge American hegemony.
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    Is Europe Too Big for Further Enlargement?

    Ana Palacio warns that even if candidates meet accession criteria, decision-making processes would need to be reformed.
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    The Sino-American Trade War Benefits China’s Competitors

    Arvind Subramanian warns that escalating protectionism, while dangerous, could end up helping developing countries like India.

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