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Rabah Arezki

Rabah Arezki

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Rabah Arezki, a senior fellow at Harvard Kennedy School, is a former chief economist and vice president at the African Development Bank, a former chief economist of the World Bank’s Middle East and North Africa Region, and a former chief of the commodities unit at the International Monetary Fund.

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  1. The Multilateral Financing Paradox
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    The Multilateral Financing Paradox

    Jan 25, 2023 Rabah Arezki argues that international institutions must lend more to the world’s most vulnerable economies.

  2. Egypt’s Economic Crisis Is a Golden Opportunity
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    Egypt’s Economic Crisis Is a Golden Opportunity

    Jan 18, 2023 Rabah Arezki thinks the country’s aid program represents a chance to implement much-needed structural reforms.

  3. Economics in the New Age of National Security
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    Economics in the New Age of National Security

    Aug 26, 2022 Rabah Arezki thinks the global economy’s increasing fragmentation should prompt a paradigm shift in the discipline.

  4. Preventing Developing-Economy Debt Disasters
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    Preventing Developing-Economy Debt Disasters

    Apr 14, 2022 Rabah Arezki & Mahmoud Mohieldin warn that soaring food and energy prices spell trouble for the world's poor – and countries' balance sheets.

  5. Africa's Coup Wave
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    Africa's Coup Wave

    Mar 14, 2022 Rabah Arezki argues that recent military takeovers should prompt a rethink of democratization in fragile states.

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    Putin’s Brezhnev Moment

    Aryeh Neier draws parallels between the regime’s ongoing crackdown on civil society and late Soviet repression.
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    Utopia or Bust

    J. Bradford DeLong considers our options for both expanding and effectively slicing the proverbial economic pie.
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    Germany’s Reckoning

    Helmut K. Anheier

    Germany is now grappling with a host of difficult questions about its place in the world, the nature of its politics, and its most cherished values. For a pacifist society in a new age of conflict and war, everything must change if things are to remain the same.

    traces the contours of the country's debate, triggered by the Ukraine war, about its strategic future.
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    Preempting a Generative AI Monopoly

    Diane Coyle urges policymakers to take steps to counter the anti-competitive implications of a rapidly emerging market.
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    Japan’s Strategic Imperative

    Joseph S. Nye, Jr. sees the country doubling down on its best option for ensuring national security and regional stability.
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    China’s Savings Conundrum

    Zhang Jun explains why – and how – the country must stimulate household consumption to achieve a robust recovery.
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    The Flight of the Inflation Hawks

    Though the US Federal Reserve’s first interest-rate hike of 2023 is smaller than those that preceded it, policymakers have signaled that more increases are on the way, despite slowing price growth. But there is good reason to doubt the utility – and fear the consequences – of continued rate hikes, on both sides of the Atlantic.

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    How to Transform African Agriculture

    Safia Boly & Omid Kassiri identify four principles that could help governments across the continent boost food security.
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    Making Ukrainian Victory Possible

    Josep Borrell explains why continued military support and other forms of assistance remain critical.

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