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Raghuram G. Rajan

Raghuram G. Rajan

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Raghuram G. Rajan, former governor of the Reserve Bank of India, is Professor of Finance at the University of Chicago Booth School of Business and the author, most recently, of Monetary Policy and Its Unintended Consequences (The MIT Press, 2023).

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  1. The Danger of Forgetting the 2023 Banking Crisis
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    The Danger of Forgetting the 2023 Banking Crisis

    Feb 8, 2024 Raghuram G. Rajan & Viral V. Acharya worry that smaller banks’ troubles remain unresolved, and that the episode perpetuated moral hazard.

  2. Raghuram G. Rajan on inflation, financial risks, interest rates, and more
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    Raghuram G. Rajan on inflation, financial risks, interest rates, and more

    Jan 9, 2024 Raghuram G. Rajan says when the US Federal Reserve might start cutting rates, considers how to mitigate monetary-policy spillovers, proposes measures to boost financial stability, and more.

  3. The World Needs a Humble Approach to Central Banking
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    The World Needs a Humble Approach to Central Banking

    Dec 8, 2023 Jacob Frenkel, et al. explain why monetary policymakers must accept a deliberately narrow mandate.

  4. When More Financial Regulation Is Not Better
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    When More Financial Regulation Is Not Better

    Oct 31, 2023 Raghuram G. Rajan warns that higher capital requirements for banks become counterproductive beyond a certain point.

  5. The Populist Advantage
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    The Populist Advantage

    Aug 18, 2023 Raghuram G. Rajan explains why so many previously discredited economic policies have become easier to sell to the public.

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    The Ozone Layer’s Recovery Shows How to Protect the Planet

    Robert Redford & Xiye Bastida highlight the critical role of international cooperation in preserving the planet’s habitability.
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    The Middle East Needs a Ceasefire Now

    Daoud Kuttab explains why the latest escalation could lead to a truce instead of an all-out military showdown.
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    Overcoming the Development-Project Implementation Gap

    Jorge Moreira da Silva & Jorge Moreira da Silva highlights ways to strengthen the International Development Association’s already-powerful impact.
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    Developing Countries’ Liquidity Crisis Is Not Over

    Ishac Diwan & Vera Songwe urge global policymakers to prevent mass insolvency and finance urgent climate projects.
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    America’s Manufacturing Renaissance Will Create Few Good Jobs

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    Many countries’ recent experiences show that boosting manufacturing employment is like chasing a fast-receding target. Automation and skill-biased technology have made it extremely unlikely that manufacturing can be the labor-absorbing activity it once was, which means that the future of “good jobs” must be created in services.

    shows why policies to boost employment in the twenty-first century ultimately must focus on services.
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    Minxin Pei on China’s economy, surveillance state, repression of dissent, and more

    Minxin Pei doubts China’s government is willing to do what is needed to restore growth, describes the low-tech approaches taken by the country’s vast security apparatus, considers the Chinese social-credit system’s repressive potential, and more.
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    Who Should Decide If It’s Genocide?

    David Alton, et al. urge British policymakers to take a proactive approach to addressing mass-atrocity crimes.
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    The Bretton Woods Institutions We Need

    Joaquim Levy, et al. explain how the International Monetary Fund and the World Bank can rise to current global challenges.
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    The World Cannot Afford to Ignore the Poorest Countries

    Indermit Gill & M. Ayhan Kose warn that a growing gap between the world’s haves and have-nots will undercut global goals.

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