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Roman Frydman

Roman Frydman

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Roman Frydman, Professor of Economics at New York University, is the co-author of Imperfect Knowledge Economics and Beyond Mechanical Markets.

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  1. How to Reset the US Pandemic Response
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    How to Reset the US Pandemic Response

    Jun 1, 2020 Roman Frydman & Gernot Wagner show that the roots of America's COVID-19 disaster run much deeper than the Trump administration.

  2. Insuring the Survival of Post-Pandemic Economies
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    Insuring the Survival of Post-Pandemic Economies

    Mar 23, 2020 Roman Frydman & Edmund S. Phelps see major shortcomings in the just-adopted $2 trillion US rescue and stimulus package.

  3. Did Capitalism Fail?
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    Did Capitalism Fail?

    Sep 13, 2013 Roman Frydman & Michael D. Goldberg argue that 2008's near-meltdown was a failure of contemporary economic models' understanding of the role of financial markets in capitalist economies.

  4. Completing the G-20’s Agenda
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    Completing the G-20’s Agenda

    Apr 2, 2009 Michael D. Goldberg & Roman Frydman

  5. Can Anything Slow the Dollar’s Fall?

    Can Anything Slow the Dollar’s Fall?

    Nov 10, 2007 Michael D. Goldberg & Roman Frydman

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    The Key to Unlocking Africa’s Economic Potential

    Landry Signé explains why fostering trade integration and regional value chains is essential for the continent to prosper.
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    Geopolitical Davids and Goliaths

    Harold James considers lessons from smaller countries about how to wield power and influence in the twenty-first century.
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    Preparing for the Next Global Catastrophe

    José Manuel Barroso explains why global leaders must focus on creating equitable response mechanisms ahead of the next crisis.
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    Italy’s Next Government Must Tackle Climate Security

    Luca Bergamaschi shows why the country’s politicians can no longer afford to ignore a major threat to national security.
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    Europe and the New Non-Alignment

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    Despite the massive civilian suffering in Ukraine, many countries have been wary of taking sides, owing both to a perception of European double standards and to Russia’s leverage over energy and commodity prices. But while new geopolitical dynamics have complicated climate advocacy, they certainly haven't derailed it.

    sees both challenges and opportunities for climate policy in an era of geopolitical fragmentation.
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    The Sting of Climate Risk Is in the Tails

    Mark Cliffe thinks conventional models have overemphasized the long term at the expense of more immediate threats.
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    Should Humanities Professors Be Automated?

    Nicholas Agar considers the implications of recent successes with AI-generated academic research and writing.
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    Should Energy Companies’ Windfall Profits Be Taxed?

    Imposing a one-off tax on energy companies’ extraordinary profits might seem like a no-brainer at a time of soaring inflation, but the idea has more than a few detractors. As policymakers in a growing number of economies move ahead, we asked PS commentators whether they are right to do so.

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    The Global Necessity of American Democracy

    Javier Solana shows why the political health of the United States has become a matter of global concern.

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