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Melvyn B. Krauss

Melvyn B. Krauss

Writing for PS since 1998
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Melvyn B. Krauss is Professor Emeritus of Economics at New York University.

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  1. The ECB's Savvy Gradualism
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    The ECB's Savvy Gradualism

    Dec 31, 2021 Melvyn B. Krauss thinks the eurozone's central bank is wise in eschewing rapid monetary-policy normalization.

  2. The New Franco-Italian Alliance in Europe
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    The New Franco-Italian Alliance in Europe

    Nov 24, 2021 Melvyn B. Krauss sees enormous potential in a burgeoning new alliance between the French president and the Italian prime minister.

  3. Germany's Chinese Kowtow
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    Germany's Chinese Kowtow

    Nov 5, 2021 Melvyn B. Krauss explains why the next government in Berlin is unlikely to get tough with a major export market.

  4. Goodbye to the German Status Quo
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    Goodbye to the German Status Quo

    Sep 27, 2021 Melvyn B. Krauss sees the federal election outcome as a renunciation of outgoing Chancellor Angela Merkel's legacy.

  5. Joe Biden’s Nixon Strategy
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    Joe Biden’s Nixon Strategy

    Jul 6, 2021 Melvyn B. Krauss thinks Western leaders are right to seek a managed rapprochement with Russia.

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    The Populist Climate Threat

    Izabella Teixeira, et al. warn that right-wing nationalists and other political opportunists could normalize inaction.
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    Britain Is Not an Emerging Market – Yet

    Kenneth Rogoff considers the implications of the new government’s poorly received economic-policy package.
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    When the Fed Stops Trying

    J. Bradford DeLong worries that the world's most important central bank is no longer looking for an optimal policy path.
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    No Security Without Climate Security

    Anne-Marie Slaughter explains why US policymakers need to focus more closely on global warming as an existential threat.
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    Development, Decarbonization, and Dumb Landowners

    Ricardo Hausmann argues that governments must manage natural resources more effectively to promote green growth.
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    The Trade Agenda Today

    Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala interviewed by Anne O. Krueger

    Recent global developments have shown what is at stake when trade becomes less open and transparent. To assess the current state of the international trading system and what lies in store for it, Anne O. Krueger queries World Trade Organization Director-General Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala about the biggest challenges facing her organization.

    about the challenges facing her organization.
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    King Dollar

    In recent weeks, the US dollar has reached 20-year highs against key foreign currencies, and all-time highs against the Chinese renminbi and the British pound. What is sustaining the greenback’s surge, and what are its most significant consequences?

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    The US Inflation Bonanza for Sovereign Debtors

    Gautam Nair & Federico Sturzenegger identify the big winners of a shock that is diluting mountains of debt around the world.
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    Hide the Swastikas

    Ian Buruma examines the renaissance and governing prospects of Europe’s far-right political parties.

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