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Rema N. Hanna

Rema N. Hanna

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Rema N. Hanna, Professor of South-East Asia Studies at Harvard University’s John F. Kennedy School of Government, is Faculty Director of Harvard’s Evidence for Policy Design.

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  1. Spend Fossil-Fuel Subsidies on Pandemic Relief and the Poor
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    Spend Fossil-Fuel Subsidies on Pandemic Relief and the Poor

    May 19, 2020 M. Chatib Basri, et al. argue that rock-bottom oil prices give many countries a unique opportunity to abandon an obsolete policy.

  2. Cushioning the Poor from the COVID-19 Shock
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    Cushioning the Poor from the COVID-19 Shock

    Apr 15, 2020 Rema N. Hanna & Benjamin A. Olken suggest how developing economies can combat the pandemic and mitigate the impact on the most vulnerable.

  3. The Myth of Welfare Dependency
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    The Myth of Welfare Dependency

    Aug 9, 2019 Rema N. Hanna demonstrates empirically that sustained income support to the poor improves socioeconomic outcomes.

  4. Which Traffic Policies Work Best for Megacities?
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    Which Traffic Policies Work Best for Megacities?

    Jan 29, 2018 Rema N. Hanna examines how a congestion rule used in Jakarta could help regulators elsewhere reduce gridlock.

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    Trade Unions Can Defeat Europe’s Far Right

    Oliver Roethig explains why stronger trade unions hold the key to countering the rise of extremist parties.
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    Why Republicans Go Crawling Back to Donald Trump

    Reed Galen sees the fecklessness of figures like William Barr as proof of the sorry state of the American political class.
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    Economic Development in an Age of Great-Power Competition

    Andrew Sheng & Xiao Geng considers developing countries’ prospects for boosting competitiveness amid rising US-China trade tensions.
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    Human Capital for the Age of Generative AI

    Simon Johnson & Eric Hazan explain how adoption of the technology could help suitably qualified workers climb the wage ladder.
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    To Fight Climate Change, Protect Healthy Soil

    Juan Lucas Restrepo & Barron Joseph Orr explain how sustainable farming practices can reverse biodiversity loss and transform our food systems.
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    How to Protect the World from the Next Pandemic

    Winnie Byanyima & Joseph E. Stiglitz envision a global accord that applies the lessons of past health crises and includes binding commitments.
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    Strict Separation Is Not the Answer for Palestine and Israel

    Yanis Varoufakis warns against a two-apartheid-state solution that affirms the dangerous principle of ethnic exclusivity.
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    Preparing Now for the Next Disease X

    Tom Achoki, et al. propose several steps governments can take to establish robust and resilient response mechanisms.
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    To Protect Democracy, Protect Exiled Journalists

    Antonio Zappulla highlights the existential threats facing independent news outlets forced to relocate by repressive regimes.

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