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Sami Mahroum

Sami Mahroum

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Sami Mahroum, Professor at the Solvay Brussels School of Economics and Management, is Senior Fellow at the Issam Fares Institute for Public Policy at the American University of Beirut and Fellow of the Knowledge Centre for Data & Society at the Vrije Universiteit Brussel. He is the author of Black Swan Start-ups: Understanding the Rise of Successful Technology Business in Unlikely Places.

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    Why Did Almost Nobody See Inflation Coming?

    Jason Furman

    Forecasting inflation is a staple of macroeconomic modeling, yet virtually all economists’ predictions for the United States in 2021 were way off the mark. This dismal performance reflected a collective failure to take economic models seriously enough, as well as other analytical shortcomings.

    ascribes near-universal forecasting errors in 2021 to not taking economic models seriously enough.
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    Envisioning Governance 4.0

    Klaus Schwab

    When the COVID-19 pandemic ends, the world will need a new governance model that differs from its predecessors in several fundamental respects. In particular, while finance, economics, and business remain vitally important, they must serve society and nature – not the other way around.

    argues that tackling today’s global challenges will require a transformation of institutions and leadership.
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