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Mauricio Cárdenas

Mauricio Cárdenas

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Mauricio Cárdenas, a former finance minister of Colombia, is Visiting Senior Research Scholar at Columbia University’s Center on Global Energy Policy.

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  1. A Prescription for Healthier Economic and Fiscal Policy
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    A Prescription for Healthier Economic and Fiscal Policy

    Aug 26, 2022 Kemi Adeosun, et al. argue that today’s new generation of crises require finance ministers to rethink their role.

  2. Today’s Crises Are Different
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    Today’s Crises Are Different

    Jun 16, 2022 Mauricio Cárdenas thinks the interrelated threats we face require a better system for providing global public goods.

  3. Colombia’s Battle of Populisms
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    Colombia’s Battle of Populisms

    May 31, 2022 Mauricio Cárdenas explains what’s at stake when two anti-system candidates compete in the presidential runoff in June.

  4. After “Doing Business”
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    After “Doing Business”

    Oct 8, 2021 Mauricio Cárdenas highlights four criteria that should guide any effort by the World Bank to revive its scandal-plagued report.

  5. How to Reach Net Zero
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    How to Reach Net Zero

    Jul 20, 2021 Helen Mountford & Mauricio Cárdenas identify five factors that can help the world to achieve carbon neutrality by mid-century.

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    The US Is Jeopardizing the Open Internet

    Natalie Dunleavy Campbell & Stan Adams condemn America’s apparent decision to abandon its role as a champion of a free digital domain.
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    How to Finance Higher Education in Africa

    Célestin Monga proposes a mix of several funding streams to improve access to high-quality colleges and universities.
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    Catalytic Capital Holds the Key to Southeast Asia’s Green Transition

    Kitty Bu & Stefanie Fairholme highlight the potential role of early-stage funding in advancing the region’s decarbonization efforts.
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    Which AI Risks Matter?

    Edoardo Campanella

    To prevent humanity from ever being demoted to the status of gorillas by a highly advanced artificial intelligence, most AI experts agree that we must retain control over the technology. But with developers racing to achieve the next breakthrough and gain market share, that may be easier said than done.

    considers three leading experts’ assessments of the technology’s future capabilities and their implications.
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    Europe Must Defend Itself

    Donald Trump – who spent his presidency lambasting NATO – recently suggested that he would encourage Russian aggression against NATO allies that had not met their commitment to spend 2% of GDP on defense. With Trump vying for another term in the White House – and the Ukraine war still raging on the European Union’s doorstep – EU countries can no longer ignore the difficult but essential task of taking charge of their own security.

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    Making the Most of FDI

    Keun Lee considers what it takes to convert foreign investment into growth, development, and technological upgrading.
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    Explaining Americans’ Pessimism About a Strong Economy

    Jeffrey Frankel considers possible reasons for the disconnect between economic performance and public perceptions.
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    Sharing the Tech Wealth

    Diane Coyle urges investment in digital public infrastructure to curb the adverse effects of market power.
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    The WTO’s FDI Challenge

    Karl P. Sauvant urges the World Trade Organization’s members to adopt the new Investment Facilitation for Development Agreement.

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