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Sebastián Strauss

Sebastián Strauss

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Sebastián Strauss is a senior research analyst and a coordinator for strategic engagements at the Brookings Institution. 

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  1. The Key to Global Climate Success
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    The Key to Global Climate Success

    Jul 15, 2021 Kemal Derviş & Sebastián Strauss call for more long-term financing to accelerate emerging and developing economies’ green transitions.

  2. Can Multilateral Cooperation Coexist with Great-Power Rivalry?
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    Can Multilateral Cooperation Coexist with Great-Power Rivalry?

    Apr 21, 2021 Kemal Derviş & Sebastián Strauss assess prospects for US-China collaboration on economic and climate policy amid rising bilateral tensions.

  3. The Decarbonization Paradox
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    The Decarbonization Paradox

    Feb 17, 2021 Kemal Derviş & Sebastián Strauss explain why achieving a net-zero global economy by 2050 may be both seemingly impossible and inevitable.

  4. How Europe Can Work with Biden
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    How Europe Can Work with Biden

    Nov 12, 2020 Kemal Derviş & Sebastián Strauss argue that closer transatlantic cooperation on key policy issues can strengthen support for multilateralism.

  5. Multilateralism for the Masses
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    Multilateralism for the Masses

    Sep 7, 2020 Kemal Derviş & Sebastián Strauss advance a vision of global cooperation that can counter populist narratives at the UN General Assembly.

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    The Challenge of Monetary Tightening

    Takatoshi Ito identifies the main risks raised by central banks’ efforts to rein in inflation.
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    The High Stakes of Climate-Risk Accounting

    Gernot Wagner & Tom Brookes show why economists can no longer ignore the need for a far more comprehensive set of welfare indicators.
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    The Cost of the Fed’s Challenged Credibility

    Mohamed A. El-Erian interprets the latest market tumult as the price of delaying monetary-policy tightening for too long.
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    Core Dangers for the Fed and China

    Stephen S. Roach

    Just as a fixation on core inflation can mislead central banks, as it has done with the US Federal Reserve, the power of a “core leader” like China’s Xi Jinping is a recipe for misdirected and ultimately unsustainable policy regimes. The very notion of a core adds a false sense of precision when addressing complex problems.

    thinks the US central bank and Chinese governance share a conceptual weakness leading to major policy blunders.
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    Amazon’s Satanic Mills

    Antara Haldar sees recent unionization efforts as a welcome response to an unethical and inhumane business model.
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    Asia’s Captive Market for Migrant Labor

    M. Niaz Asadullah highlights how an entrenched alliance of politicians, bureaucrats, and business elites is exploiting workers.
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    In Search of a Development Plan for Asia

    Andrew Sheng & Xiao Geng argue that bottom-up institutions – not top-down strategies – are the key to regional integration.
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    Giorgia Meloni’s Moment

    Bill Emmott sees little difference between the Brothers of Italy’s program and that of recent right-wing governments.
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    America’s Education Emergency

    Michael R. Strain calls for urgent action to make up for pandemic learning loss in light of dismal new test scores.

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