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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 Key to Unlocking Africa’s Economic Potential

    Landry Signé explains why fostering trade integration and regional value chains is essential for the continent to prosper.
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    Geopolitical Davids and Goliaths

    Harold James considers lessons from smaller countries about how to wield power and influence in the twenty-first century.
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    Preparing for the Next Global Catastrophe

    José Manuel Barroso explains why global leaders must focus on creating equitable response mechanisms ahead of the next crisis.
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    Italy’s Next Government Must Tackle Climate Security

    Luca Bergamaschi shows why the country’s politicians can no longer afford to ignore a major threat to national security.
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    Europe and the New Non-Alignment

    Laurence Tubiana

    Despite the massive civilian suffering in Ukraine, many countries have been wary of taking sides, owing both to a perception of European double standards and to Russia’s leverage over energy and commodity prices. But while new geopolitical dynamics have complicated climate advocacy, they certainly haven't derailed it.

    sees both challenges and opportunities for climate policy in an era of geopolitical fragmentation.
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    The Sting of Climate Risk Is in the Tails

    Mark Cliffe thinks conventional models have overemphasized the long term at the expense of more immediate threats.
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    Should Humanities Professors Be Automated?

    Nicholas Agar considers the implications of recent successes with AI-generated academic research and writing.
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    Should Energy Companies’ Windfall Profits Be Taxed?

    Imposing a one-off tax on energy companies’ extraordinary profits might seem like a no-brainer at a time of soaring inflation, but the idea has more than a few detractors. As policymakers in a growing number of economies move ahead, we asked PS commentators whether they are right to do so.

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    The Global Necessity of American Democracy

    Javier Solana shows why the political health of the United States has become a matter of global concern.

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