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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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    A Subsidy War Without Winners

    Andrés Velasco calls on policymakers to avoid petty conflicts and work together to encourage green investments.
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    Japan’s New Security Posture Is Abe’s Legacy

    Taniguchi Tomohiko explains how the government’s ambitious defense agenda expands on the late prime minister’s ideas.
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    For the Common Good

    Mariana Mazzucato outlines a new governance model for ensuring a fairer distribution of agency, risk, and reward.
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    Helping Middle-Income Energy Exporters Kick the Fossil-Fuel Habit

    Carlos Lopes explains what it will take for resource-rich economies to diversify and develop new revenue sources.
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    The New European Frontier

    Giulio Boccaletti

    Given this summer's climate-driven disasters, one might think that the European political system would be devising comprehensive adaptation plans. But, despite some steps in the right direction, Europeans are only just waking up to the constitutional implications of a changing physical environment.

    thinks a changing climate will force the European Union finally to embrace its political nature.
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    The Poverty of Anti-Capitalism

    Harold James considers recent arguments against markets, globalization, and growth, finding them to be deeply flawed.
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    How Not to Fight Inflation

    Joseph E. Stiglitz sees little upside and much downside to further monetary-policy tightening by the US Federal Reserve.
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    Who Is Part of the Free World?

    Anne-Marie Slaughter urges US President Joe Biden to abandon a phrase that is better left in the twentieth century.
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    Realism About Techno-Optimism

    Gernot Wagner laments that public debate about climate solutions is long on political grandstanding and short on nuance.

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