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Richard Kozul-Wright

Richard Kozul-Wright

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Richard Kozul-Wright, Director of the Division on Globalization and Development Strategies at the United Nations Conference on Trade and Development, is the author of Transforming Economies: Making Industrial Policy Work for Growth, Jobs and Development.

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  1. Toward a Global Green New Deal
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    Toward a Global Green New Deal

    Apr 9, 2019 Richard Kozul-Wright & Kevin P. Gallagher argue that tackling climate change and inequality requires forging a new set of shared principles.

  2. The Global Economy’s Fundamental Weakness
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    The Global Economy’s Fundamental Weakness

    Sep 13, 2018 Richard Kozul-Wright highlights rising debt and declining trust in the decade since the collapse of Lehman Brothers.

  3. The Rentiers Are Here
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    The Rentiers Are Here

    Sep 25, 2017 Stephanie Blankenburg & Richard Kozul-Wright see mounting inequality as a byproduct of growing market concentration in non-financial sectors.

  4. Learning from China’s Industrial Strategy
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    Learning from China’s Industrial Strategy

    Apr 28, 2017 Richard Kozul-Wright & Daniel Poon see promise for other developing countries – and for the US – in policymakers' "guidance" approach.

  5. Returning to Investment
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    Returning to Investment

    Oct 6, 2016 Richard Kozul-Wright warns that GDP growth will remain tepid until some key trends in corporate governance are reversed.

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    The Dangerous Retreat into Protectionism

    Carl Bildt warns that nothing good will come from a more deeply fragmented global economy.
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    The Case for Ukraine’s NATO Accession

    Yuriy Gorodnichenko & Ilona Sologoub explain why giving in to the Kremlin’s nuclear blackmail could push the alliance into a death spiral.
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    Don’t Believe the AI Hype

    Daron Acemoglu

    If you listen to tech industry leaders, business-sector forecasters, and much of the media, you may believe that recent advances in generative AI will soon bring extraordinary productivity benefits, revolutionizing life as we know it. Yet neither economic theory nor the data support such exuberant forecasts.

    finds nothing to support widely cited assessments of the technology’s near-term potential.
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    What the China Pessimists Are Getting Wrong

    Yu Yongding rejects gloomy narratives about the economy’s prospects and proposes ways to revive growth.
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    A Big Step Forward for Liver Health

    Danjuma Adda explains how new hepatitis guidelines from the World Health Organization could reduce cancer deaths in Africa.
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    The Fragile Fraternity of China and Russia

    Nina L. Khrushcheva

    Vladimir Putin’s recent state visit to Beijing – his first trip abroad since being inaugurated for a fifth term – was practically a mirror image of Mao Zedong’s visit to Moscow 75 years ago, when Stalin looked down on his guest. There is little reason to think that the bilateral relationship will prove more resilient this time.

    doubts that two countries with such diverging interests will be able to build a lasting partnership.
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    The Global Economy Is More Vulnerable Than It Seems

    Bertrand Badré & Yves Tiberghien identify five factors driving a potentially catastrophic trend toward fragmentation.
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    The Myth of Central-Bank Independence

    Robert Skidelsky thinks the time has come to transfer power from technocrats back to elected officials.
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    The Gig Economy vs. America’s Workers

    Sandeep Vaheesan warns that proposed ballot initiatives in Massachusetts would legalize exploitative employment practices.

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