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Sami Mahroum

Sami Mahroum

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Sami Mahroum, a professor at the Solvay Brussels School of Economics and Management, is an adviser at the FARI-AI for the Common Good Institute, a fellow at the Knowledge Centre for Data & Society at the Vrije Universiteit Brussel, and the author of Black Swan Start-ups: Understanding the Rise of Successful Technology Business in Unlikely Places (Palgrave Macmillan, 2016).

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  1. Why Isn't E-Commerce Benefiting the Arab World?
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    Why Isn't E-Commerce Benefiting the Arab World?

    Feb 23, 2022 Sami Mahroum explains what is behind foreign firms' growing share of digitally mediated markets in the region.

  2. Agents of Automation
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    Agents of Automation

    Mar 26, 2021 Sami Mahroum pushes back on the emerging consensus that whatever new technologies can do they inevitably will do.

  3. An Interview with Sami Mahroum
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    An Interview with Sami Mahroum

    Jul 14, 2020 Sami Mahroum says why Americans have failed the COVID-19 lockdown test, cautions against rushing AI-based medical solutions, and proposes mechanisms for holding governments accountable for their public-health failures.

  4. Automation and Human Agency
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    Automation and Human Agency

    May 12, 2020 Sami Mahroum advocates a new approach to technological innovation that would strengthen resilience to shocks like COVID-19.

  5. How to Design a Lockdown
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    How to Design a Lockdown

    Apr 2, 2020 Sami Mahroum says governments must consider the psychological impact of COVID-19 containment measures.

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    Negotiating a Bigger, Better World Bank

    Michael Krake & Wempi Saputra explain how a new framework will nudge countries to invest in projects that deliver global public goods.
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    The Ozone Layer’s Recovery Shows How to Protect the Planet

    Robert Redford & Xiye Bastida highlight the critical role of international cooperation in preserving the planet’s habitability.
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    The Middle East Needs a Ceasefire Now

    Daoud Kuttab explains why the latest escalation could lead to a truce instead of an all-out military showdown.
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    Overcoming the Development-Project Implementation Gap

    Jorge Moreira da Silva highlights ways to strengthen the International Development Association’s already-powerful impact.
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    Developing Countries’ Liquidity Crisis Is Not Over

    Ishac Diwan & Vera Songwe urge global policymakers to prevent mass insolvency and finance urgent climate projects.
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    America’s Manufacturing Renaissance Will Create Few Good Jobs

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    Many countries’ recent experiences show that boosting manufacturing employment is like chasing a fast-receding target. Automation and skill-biased technology have made it extremely unlikely that manufacturing can be the labor-absorbing activity it once was, which means that the future of “good jobs” must be created in services.

    shows why policies to boost employment in the twenty-first century ultimately must focus on services.
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    Minxin Pei on China’s economy, surveillance state, repression of dissent, and more

    Minxin Pei doubts China’s government is willing to do what is needed to restore growth, describes the low-tech approaches taken by the country’s vast security apparatus, considers the Chinese social-credit system’s repressive potential, and more.
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    Who Should Decide If It’s Genocide?

    David Alton, et al. urge British policymakers to take a proactive approach to addressing mass-atrocity crimes.
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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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