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Sebastián Edwards

Sebastián Edwards

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Sebastián Edwards, Professor of International Economics at the UCLA Anderson School of Management, is the author, most recently, of The Chile Project: The Story of the Chicago Boys and the Downfall of Neoliberalism (Princeton University Press, 2023).

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  1. Chile’s 9/11, Fifty Years Later
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    Chile’s 9/11, Fifty Years Later

    Sep 8, 2023 Sebastián Edwards offers a chronicle of the military coup and its morally complicated economic legacy.

  2. Modern Monetary Disasters
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    Modern Monetary Disasters

    May 16, 2019 Sebastián Edwards says the recent experience of Latin America highlights the dangers of printing money to finance public spending.

  3. The New Old Populism
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    The New Old Populism

    Jan 10, 2019 Sebastián Edwards sees similarities between the West’s nationalist turn and Latin America’s historical experience.

  4. Learning from America’s Forgotten Default
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    Learning from America’s Forgotten Default

    May 21, 2018 Sebastián Edwards says the Great Depression-era “gold clause cases” hold lessons for today’s debt-strapped countries.

  5. The Financial Hurricane Hits Latin America

    The Financial Hurricane Hits Latin America

    Nov 10, 2008 Sebastián Edwards

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    What Climate-Vulnerable Developing Countries Need Right Now

    Mia Amor Mottley & Wale Edun propose a blueprint to unlock financing and kickstart investment in adaptation and clean energy.
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    Two Cheers for Identity Politics

    James Livingston argues that critics of the contemporary focus on issues of race, gender, and sexuality are ignoring history.
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    What the Next EU Leadership Must Do

    Carl Bildt offers a broad outline of the bloc's biggest challenges following this month's European Parliament election.
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    China Must Not Choose the Next Dalai Lama

    Brahma Chellaney urges the US and India to work together to protect the more than 600-year-old institution.
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    The New EU Leadership Must Unite on China

    Anders Fogh Rasmussen urges whoever takes over the bloc's foreign-policy portfolio to do more to deter Chinese aggression.
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    The Evolution of Empire

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    The history of Britain's conquest of India and humiliation of China shows that empire is very much still with us today. Though Americans tend to bristle at the idea, their own military, technological, and commercial power is as imperial and pervasive as Britain’s territorial dominance ever was.

    traces the enduring role of imperial power from the eighteenth century to the present.
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    If Democracy Isn’t Pro-Worker, It Will Die

    Daron Acemoglu argues that populists are making inroads because industrialized economies aren't delivering what was promised.
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    The Financial Risks of France’s Snap Election

    Brigitte Granville thinks political stalemate is a greater threat to European stability than a far-right government.
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    A Far-Right Resurgence in Europe?

    Many observers breathed a sigh of relief at the results of the European Parliament elections, because the widely predicted far-right surge did not dislodge traditional conservatives. But even if far-right forces do not dominate the next European Parliament, they have gained ground, particularly in France and Germany. Can mainstream politicians and parties reverse this trend?

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