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Melvyn B. Krauss

Melvyn B. Krauss

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Melvyn B. Krauss (1938-2023) was 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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    Could These Two Trends Save Britain?

    Jim O'Neill sees a pair of economic developments that could deliver a welcome surprise – if policymakers pay attention.
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    The Fed’s Climate Complacency

    Mark Cliffe warns that the US central bank’s approach to climate risk falls woefully short of what is needed.
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    Europe at Debt’s Door

    Hans-Werner Sinn warns that the European Commission's borrowing plans endanger the EU's stability and the single currency.
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    Stealing Russia

    Anders Åslund shows how the war is redistributing massive wealth and resources to President Vladimir Putin and his cronies.
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    Sergei Guriev on Putin, populism, Chinese repression, and more

    Sergei Guriev assesses the strength of the Russian president’s grip on power, predicts that Xi Jinping’s embrace of personalist rule will lead to policy missteps, urges the West to pursue a strategy of “adversarial engagement” toward modern dictators, and more.
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    Tipping the Scales in Myanmar’s Civil War

    Thitinan Pongsudhirak argues that, like Ukraine’s defenders, the country’s armed opposition deserves international support.
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    Educating the World’s Children of Conflict

    Jan Egeland highlights three key principles for ensuring the safety and well-being of traumatized boys and girls.
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    What’s Wrong with ChatGPT?

    Daron Acemoglu & Simon Johnson

    Artificial intelligence is being designed and deployed by corporate America in ways that will disempower and displace workers and degrade the consumer experience, ultimately disappointing most investors. Yet economic history shows that it does not have to be this way.

    worry that the technology will be deployed to replace, rather than empower, humans.
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    Preparing Now for the Next Health Emergencies

    Mamta Murthi urges governments to invest in resilient systems of prevention and care to soften the blow of future crises.

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