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Sebastián Edwards

Sebastián Edwards

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Sebastián Edwards is Professor of International Economics at UCLA’s Anderson Graduate School of Management. His latest book is American Default: The Untold Story of FDR, the Supreme Court, and the Battle over Gold

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  1. 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.

  2. 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.

  3. 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.

  4. The Financial Hurricane Hits Latin America

    The Financial Hurricane Hits Latin America

    Nov 10, 2008 Sebastián Edwards

  5. Bush the Negligent Neighbor

    Bush the Negligent Neighbor

    Mar 14, 2007 Sebastián Edwards

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    The ECB Has Been Driving EU Inflation

    Hans-Werner Sinn explains how the European Central Bank has contributed to soaring prices, including for energy.
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    The Populist Climate Threat

    Izabella Teixeira, et al. warn that right-wing nationalists and other political opportunists could normalize inaction.
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    Britain Is Not an Emerging Market – Yet

    Kenneth Rogoff considers the implications of the new government’s poorly received economic-policy package.
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    When the Fed Stops Trying

    J. Bradford DeLong worries that the world's most important central bank is no longer looking for an optimal policy path.
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    No Security Without Climate Security

    Anne-Marie Slaughter explains why US policymakers need to focus more closely on global warming as an existential threat.
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    Development, Decarbonization, and Dumb Landowners

    Ricardo Hausmann argues that governments must manage natural resources more effectively to promote green growth.
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    The Trade Agenda Today

    Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala interviewed by Anne O. Krueger

    Recent global developments have shown what is at stake when trade becomes less open and transparent. To assess the current state of the international trading system and what lies in store for it, Anne O. Krueger queries World Trade Organization Director-General Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala about the biggest challenges facing her organization.

    about the challenges facing her organization.
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    King Dollar

    In recent weeks, the US dollar has reached 20-year highs against key foreign currencies, and all-time highs against the Chinese renminbi and the British pound. What is sustaining the greenback’s surge, and what are its most significant consequences?

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    The US Inflation Bonanza for Sovereign Debtors

    Gautam Nair & Federico Sturzenegger identify the big winners of a shock that is diluting mountains of debt around the world.

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