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Raphaël Hadas-Lebel

Raphaël Hadas-Lebel

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Raphaël Hadas-Lebel, author of Hundred and One Words about the French Democracy, is a former president of the Conseil d'État (State Council) Social Section and chaired the Conseil d’orientation des retraites (Pensions Advisory Council) from 2006 to 2015.

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  1. The Battle for French Pension Reform
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    The Battle for French Pension Reform

    Feb 4, 2020 Raphaël Hadas-Lebel defends the Macron government's plans for overhauling an outdated, overly complex retirement system.

  2. The Making and Breaking of Constitutions
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    The Making and Breaking of Constitutions

    Oct 4, 2019 Raphaël Hadas-Lebel examines the dynamics of constitutional change in times of political crisis.

  3. Can Fake News Be Outlawed?
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    Can Fake News Be Outlawed?

    Jan 16, 2018 Raphaël Hadas-Lebel examines the merits and risks of French President Emmanuel Macron's proposed media reforms.

  4. France’s Model of Resilience to Terror
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    France’s Model of Resilience to Terror

    Dec 7, 2017 Raphaël Hadas-Lebel reflects on the country's response to the threat of extremist violence in the two years since the Paris attacks.

  5. Transparency’s Diminishing Returns
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    Transparency’s Diminishing Returns

    Sep 13, 2017 Raphaël Hadas-Lebel considers whether French President Emmanuel Macron's new ethics push has gone too far.

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    The Age of Verbiage

    Arvind Subramanian blames today’s nonstop inundation of expert opinion for undermining the quality of public discourse.
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    Davos Man Has a People Problem

    Antara Haldar suspects that the socially “disembedded” economic logic of globalization has gone as far as it can go.
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    Eliminate the Debt Ceiling

    Willem H. Buiter thinks the US Constitution and common sense argue for a de facto abolition of the cap.
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    Japan’s Fiscal Dilemma

    Takatoshi Ito explains why the country’s deficit-financed spending spree endangers its national security.
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    Too Soon for Global Optimism

    Kenneth Rogoff

    It is hard to reconcile the jubilant mood of many business leaders with the uncertainty caused by the war in Ukraine. While there are some positive signs of economic recovery, a sudden escalation could severely destabilize the global economy, cause a stock market crash, and accelerate deglobalization.

    warns that the Ukraine war and economic fragmentation are still jeopardizing world growth prospects.
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    Why Europe’s Franco-German Engine Is Stalling

    Jean Pisani-Ferry cautions that the two countries' differences are so substantial that a hasty compromise will not suffice.
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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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