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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
    US Federal Reserve Brooks Kraft

    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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    Central Banks Should Slow Down

    Lucrezia Reichlin fears the consequences of excessive interest-rate hikes in the US, the UK, and especially the eurozone.
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    Three Cheers for Hybrid Work

    Pinelopi Koujianou Goldberg thinks the advantages of more flexible labor arrangements outweigh the disadvantages.
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    The German Lamb Is Learning to Howl

    Josef Joffe

    The nation that went to the gates of Moscow in World War II has become as aggressive as a cuddly cat. But with its decision to send Leopard 2 battle tanks to Ukraine, Germany's "culture of reticence," particularly with respect to Russia, may soon be a thing of the past.

    examines the origins and implications of the landmark decision to send battle tanks to Ukraine.
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    Everyone Loses in a Fractured World

    Andrew Sheng & Xiao Geng warn that the global order's deepening East-West and North-South divides make us all poorer and less safe.
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    The Necessity of Morality in Foreign Policy

    Chris Patten shows why “realism” requires heeding the lessons of history and defending democratic values.
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    A Subsidy War Without Winners

    Andrés Velasco calls on policymakers to avoid petty conflicts and work together to encourage green investments.
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    Japan’s New Security Posture Is Abe’s Legacy

    Taniguchi Tomohiko explains how the government’s ambitious defense agenda expands on the late prime minister’s ideas.
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    For the Common Good

    Mariana Mazzucato outlines a new governance model for ensuring a fairer distribution of agency, risk, and reward.
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    Helping Middle-Income Energy Exporters Kick the Fossil-Fuel Habit

    Carlos Lopes explains what it will take for resource-rich economies to diversify and develop new revenue sources.

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