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Ruti Teitel

Ruti Teitel

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Ruti Teitel is Professor of Comparative Law at New York Law School.

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  1. America's Ambivalent Commitment to International Justice
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    America's Ambivalent Commitment to International Justice

    Aug 2, 2021 Robert Howse & Ruti Teitel lament the Biden administration's slowness to reinvigorate vital global institutions.

  2. Derek Chauvin and America’s Racial Reckoning
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    Derek Chauvin and America’s Racial Reckoning

    Mar 11, 2021 Ruti Teitel considers what it would mean for America truly to confront its history of structural bigotry.

  3. A Life in Development
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    A Life in Development

    Jun 16, 2020 Ruti Teitel pays homage to an economist whose work has never been more relevant to Latin America.

  4. Should America Ever Apologize?
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    Should America Ever Apologize?

    Feb 19, 2019 Ruti Teitel argues that the Trump administration's policy of national shamelessness is deeply at odds with US history.

  5. Pardons Are a Loaded Gun
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    Pardons Are a Loaded Gun

    Sep 6, 2017 Ruti Teitel examines a constitutional power that can strengthen the rule of law – or cause severe damage to it.

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    Can “Cooperative Rivalry” Work?

    Jean Pisani-Ferry worries that America and China will be unable to find common ground on preserving the global commons.
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    The Fed’s Role in the Bank Failures

    Raghuram G. Rajan & Viral V. Acharya

    There are four reasons to worry that the latest banking crisis could be systemic. For many years, periodic bouts of quantitative easing have expanded bank balance sheets and stuffed them with more uninsured deposits, making the banks increasingly vulnerable to changes in monetary policy and financial conditions.

    show how the US central bank's liquidity policies created the conditions for runs on uninsured deposits.
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    Policymakers Keep Solving the Wrong Banking Problem

    Andrés Velasco

    When a bank fails, the first response by policymakers and the public is to blame risk-loving speculators, greedy investors, or regulators asleep at the wheel. But quenching our thirst for moral adjudication is a poor basis for policy, because the truth is both simpler and more troubling.

    argues that recent market turmoil has revealed that the sector’s main vulnerability is unavoidable.
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    An Insolvency Iceberg?

    Takatoshi Ito considers the risk that other banks will experience liquidity problems as interest rates continue to rise.
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    Can Governments Still Steer the Economy?

    Robert Skidelsky explains why international finance and geopolitics make it harder to influence major performance indicators.
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    Accounting for Casino Capitalism

    Hans-Werner Sinn draws parallels between recent bank collapses and the late-nineteenth-century “founders’ crash.”
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    Who Should Be Bailed Out Next?

    Simon Zadek urges rich-country governments to aid debt-distressed poor countries as urgently as they have their failing banks.
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    The Population Boon

    Beniamino Callegari & Per Espen Stoknes correct popular myths about the threat of demographic growth to sustainable development.
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    Where Is the Global South’s Rescue Brigade?

    Vera Songwe decries the unequal responses to liquidity crises in Silicon Valley compared to the developing world.

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