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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 Challenge of Monetary Tightening

    Takatoshi Ito identifies the main risks raised by central banks’ efforts to rein in inflation.
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    The High Stakes of Climate-Risk Accounting

    Gernot Wagner & Tom Brookes show why economists can no longer ignore the need for a far more comprehensive set of welfare indicators.
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    The Cost of the Fed’s Challenged Credibility

    Mohamed A. El-Erian interprets the latest market tumult as the price of delaying monetary-policy tightening for too long.
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    Core Dangers for the Fed and China

    Stephen S. Roach

    Just as a fixation on core inflation can mislead central banks, as it has done with the US Federal Reserve, the power of a “core leader” like China’s Xi Jinping is a recipe for misdirected and ultimately unsustainable policy regimes. The very notion of a core adds a false sense of precision when addressing complex problems.

    thinks the US central bank and Chinese governance share a conceptual weakness leading to major policy blunders.
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    Amazon’s Satanic Mills

    Antara Haldar sees recent unionization efforts as a welcome response to an unethical and inhumane business model.
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    Asia’s Captive Market for Migrant Labor

    M. Niaz Asadullah highlights how an entrenched alliance of politicians, bureaucrats, and business elites is exploiting workers.
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    In Search of a Development Plan for Asia

    Andrew Sheng & Xiao Geng argue that bottom-up institutions – not top-down strategies – are the key to regional integration.
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    Giorgia Meloni’s Moment

    Bill Emmott sees little difference between the Brothers of Italy’s program and that of recent right-wing governments.
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    America’s Education Emergency

    Michael R. Strain calls for urgent action to make up for pandemic learning loss in light of dismal new test scores.

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