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Roger E.A. Farmer

Roger E.A. Farmer

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Roger E. A. Farmer is Professor of Economics at the University of Warwick, Distinguished Emeritus Professor of Economics at UCLA, Management team and Hub Leader for Rebuilding Macroeconomics, and the author of Prosperity for All: How to Prevent Financial Crises.

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  1. Why We Need More Economists
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    Why We Need More Economists

    Oct 8, 2019 Roger E.A. Farmer defends the dismal science's track record of designing policies to promote growth and reduce poverty.

  2. Central Banking’s Bankrupt Narrative
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    Central Banking’s Bankrupt Narrative

    Sep 3, 2019 Roger E.A. Farmer thinks current economic conditions have exposed fundamental flaws in the theory driving monetary-policy decisions.

  3. Paying for the Welfare State Without Raising Taxes
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    Paying for the Welfare State Without Raising Taxes

    Jun 13, 2019 Roger E.A. Farmer urges national treasuries to establish new investment funds to help finance governments' social programs.

  4. Secular Stagnation Revisited
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    Secular Stagnation Revisited

    Sep 4, 2018 Roger E.A. Farmer weighs in on the debate between Joseph Stiglitz and Lawrence Summers about the response to the 2008 crisis.

  5. Equality for All?
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    Equality for All?

    Aug 9, 2018 Roger E.A. Farmer warns Western elites not to put lofty global ideals ahead of domestic constituencies.

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    The ECB Has Been Driving EU Inflation

    Hans-Werner Sinn explains how the European Central Bank has contributed to soaring prices, including for energy.
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    The Populist Climate Threat

    Izabella Teixeira, et al. warn that right-wing nationalists and other political opportunists could normalize inaction.
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    Britain Is Not an Emerging Market – Yet

    Kenneth Rogoff considers the implications of the new government’s poorly received economic-policy package.
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    When the Fed Stops Trying

    J. Bradford DeLong worries that the world's most important central bank is no longer looking for an optimal policy path.
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    No Security Without Climate Security

    Anne-Marie Slaughter explains why US policymakers need to focus more closely on global warming as an existential threat.
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    Development, Decarbonization, and Dumb Landowners

    Ricardo Hausmann argues that governments must manage natural resources more effectively to promote green growth.
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    The Trade Agenda Today

    Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala interviewed by Anne O. Krueger

    Recent global developments have shown what is at stake when trade becomes less open and transparent. To assess the current state of the international trading system and what lies in store for it, Anne O. Krueger queries World Trade Organization Director-General Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala about the biggest challenges facing her organization.

    about the challenges facing her organization.
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    King Dollar

    In recent weeks, the US dollar has reached 20-year highs against key foreign currencies, and all-time highs against the Chinese renminbi and the British pound. What is sustaining the greenback’s surge, and what are its most significant consequences?

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    The US Inflation Bonanza for Sovereign Debtors

    Gautam Nair & Federico Sturzenegger identify the big winners of a shock that is diluting mountains of debt around the world.

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