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Paul De Grauwe

Paul De Grauwe

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Paul De Grauwe is Chair of European Political Economy for the European Institute at the London School of Economics.

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  1. China's Time for Global Leadership
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    China's Time for Global Leadership

    Mar 17, 2022 Stephen S. Roach, et al. call on the country's leaders to leverage their partnership with Russia to stand up for peace in Ukraine.

  2. Russia Is Too Small to Win
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    Russia Is Too Small to Win

    Mar 17, 2022 Paul De Grauwe highlights the economic weaknesses that are likely to deny Vladimir Putin a victory in Ukraine.

  3. Brexit and the Brussels Effect
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    Brexit and the Brussels Effect

    Dec 18, 2020 Paul De Grauwe calls for the UK and the EU to retain full sovereignty and let the market compel alignment on trade rules.

  4. The ECB Must Finance COVID-19 Deficits
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    The ECB Must Finance COVID-19 Deficits

    Mar 18, 2020 Paul De Grauwe makes the case that policymakers should accept the necessity of monetary financing to avert a deeper crisis.

  5. The Rise and Fall of International Currencies
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    The Rise and Fall of International Currencies

    Mar 6, 2020 Paul De Grauwe reviews two recent books that cast doubt on the sustainability of the US dollar's global hegemony.

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    Resentment on the Western Front

    Sławomir Sierakowski thinks the Polish public needs a more open and honest conversation about refugees before resentment spirals.
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    Crypto’s Well-Worn Path to Crisis

    Xavier Vives writes that, despite the novelty of the assets, the narrative of FTX’s collapse was established long ago.
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    The Unavoidable Crash

    Nouriel Roubini anticipates a stagflationary debt crisis, owing to a dangerous combination of inflation and over-borrowing.
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    War Over Taiwan?

    Joseph S. Nye, Jr. considers whether a deterrence arrangement that has worked for 50 years is still sufficient.
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    The Contested Fed

    James Livingston

    By all accounts, central banks – particularly the Fed, because the dollar is still the world’s dominant currency – already act as investment authorities. But their recent bailouts have exacerbated economic inequality, and have done little or nothing to address climate change.

    reviews three books that, each in its own way, reveal a central truth about the world’s leading central bank.
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    The Economics of Mainstreaming Climate Action

    Jean Pisani-Ferry & Selma Mahfouz identify the risks and short-term costs associated with the energy transition over the next decade.
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    Killing Twitter

    Antara Haldar explains what Elon Musk fundamentally misunderstands about the platform – and about free speech.
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    The Napoleons of Big Tech

    Bill Emmott

    Recent events in the technology sector suggest that investors and lenders should be demanding a premium to cover the risk that a star entrepreneur will become an egomaniacal dictator. With each business cycle, it seems, old lessons must be relearned.

    sees in the industry’s harsh reckoning this year lessons that apparently can’t be learned often enough.
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    The Crypto Emperor’s New Clothes

    The collapse of several crypto platforms this year – including the spectacular crash of the second-largest cryptocurrency exchange, FTX – has raised fundamental questions about the credibility of a digital innovation once hailed as the key to democratizing finance. Has crypto finally been exposed as a scam, or will a new, stronger crypto industry emerge from the current turmoil?

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