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Michael Heise

Michael Heise

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Michael Heise is Chief Economist of Allianz SE and the author of Emerging From the Euro Debt Crisis: Making the Single Currency Work.

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  1. The ECB Needs New Inflation Rules
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    The ECB Needs New Inflation Rules

    Jul 2, 2019 Michael Heise argues that a medium-term target for price stability would bolster the European Central Bank's credibility.

  2. The Debt Shackles Return
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    The Debt Shackles Return

    May 15, 2018 Michael Heise advocates counter-cyclical measures to help avoid yet another debt-fueled crisis.

  3. Germany’s Coming Silver Age
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    Germany’s Coming Silver Age

    Apr 25, 2017 Michael Heise warns policymakers that increased immigration will not eliminate the need for entitlement reforms.

  4. What’s Better Than a Border Adjustment Tax?
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    What’s Better Than a Border Adjustment Tax?

    Mar 8, 2017 Michael Heise explains the risks of the US administration's likely tax reform – and proposes an alternative.

  5. Rewriting the Monetary-Policy Script
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    Rewriting the Monetary-Policy Script

    Mar 2, 2017 Michael Heise urges central banks to abandon the fallacy that interest-rates' impact can be accurately predicted.

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    The Dangers of a US Capital Inflow Tax

    Maurice Obstfeld worries that a little-known, highly costly method of deficit reduction is gaining political traction.
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    Europe’s Green Transition Requires More Skilled Workers

    Julie Beaufils urges policymakers to boost the attractiveness of technical vocations by expanding access to apprenticeships.
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    A Monetary and Economic Order Fit for the Twenty-First Century

    Ulrich Volz, et al. identify eight priorities to build a more resilient, inclusive, and sustainable global financial architecture.
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    Putting Africa on the Path to Prosperity

    Mohamed Ould Ghazouani & Ajay Banga urge the G7 to focus on the continent’s future, and on five priorities in particular, at this week’s summit.
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    Anatomy of a Massacre

    Shlomo Ben-Ami

    The 1860 massacre of Christians in Damascus holds useful lessons about what it takes to arrest – and recover from – inter-communal violence. But there is a difference between a pogrom and a genocide, and conflating the two can do more harm than good.

    considers what the 1860 massacre of Christians in Damascus can and cannot teach us about preventing genocide.
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    AI: Hope or Hype?

    Whether generative artificial intelligence will do more harm or good to our families, economies, and societies remains an open question. In devising strategies for harnessing the technology, optimism is undoubtedly warranted, but it should not come at the expense of realism.

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    How Denmark Keeps the Far Right at Bay

    Michael Ehrenreich explains how mainstream parties have neutralized the threat of right-wing populists.
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    How Techno-Libertarians Fell in Love with Big Government

    Quinn Slobodian argues Silicon Valley investors are against the state only insofar as it is not enriching them personally.
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    How Chinese Savings Can Support the Global Green Transition

    Daniel Gros urges the EU to welcome cheap low-carbon goods, such as electric vehicles, from China.

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