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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 Bretton Woods Institutions We Need

    Joaquim Levy, et al. explain how the International Monetary Fund and the World Bank can rise to current global challenges.
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    The World Cannot Afford to Ignore the Poorest Countries

    Indermit Gill & M. Ayhan Kose warn that a growing gap between the world’s haves and have-nots will undercut global goals.
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    The World Is Still on Fire

    Lawrence H. Summers & N.K. Singh

    For the last several years, world leaders have made big promises and laid out bold plans to mitigate the climate crisis and help the neediest countries adapt. At this year's World Bank/IMF Spring Meetings, they must demonstrate that they can fulfill these promises, rather than simply touting new ones.

    think policymakers need to get four things right to shore up the credibility of the international system.
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    Israel Must End the Gaza War

    Dennis Ross

    With the exception of the extreme right, no one in Israel wants to be stuck in Gaza, responsible for 2.4 million Palestinians, and facing a likely insurgency. Israel can end this war soon and save those hostages who are still alive, having demilitarized Gaza and set the stage for an alternative to Hamas.

    thinks the only strategic objective that matters is close – or close enough – to being met.
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    A Weak, Uneven Global Recovery

    Eswar Prasad & Caroline Smiltneks explain why domestic political divisions and inflationary pressures jeopardize current market optimism.
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    Will Cambridge Support Free Speech?

    Peter Singer examines the university’s ongoing case against Nathan Cofnas, a research fellow who advocates “race realism.”
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    Can China Get Out of Its Rut?

    China’s authorities have powerful economic-policy levers at their disposal to achieve their 5% growth target this year and put the economy on a more sustainable long-term growth path. But several trends – from the shift toward state capitalism to population aging to the loss of goodwill between Chinese and Americans – could thwart China’s ambition to join the ranks of high-income countries by mid-century.

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    China Stifles Its Own Debate

    Stephen S. Roach bemoans the transformation of the country’s most important platform for open dialogue into a schmooze-fest.
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    Leaving Africa’s Colonial-Era Currency Will Be Hard, But May Be Wise

    Peter Doyle considers how exiting the CFA franc zone could benefit Burkina Faso, Mali, and Niger, despite the challenges.

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