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Shamel Azmeh

Shamel Azmeh

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Shamel Azmeh is Lecturer in Technology, Labor, and Global Production at the Global Development Institute at the University of Manchester.

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  1. The Perverse Economics of Ventilators
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    The Perverse Economics of Ventilators

    Apr 16, 2020 Shamel Azmeh attributes the ventilator shortage to structural flaws in the market-driven approach to innovation.

  2. How to Save the Internet
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    How to Save the Internet

    Jun 24, 2019 Shamel Azmeh argues that tackling inequalities in the digital economy can help to stem the tide of government regulation.

  3. Closing the Global Economy’s New Digital Divide
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    Closing the Global Economy’s New Digital Divide

    Feb 26, 2018 Shamel Azmeh warns that the world's developing countries are at risk of being left permanently behind.

  4. Regulating Across the Digital Divide
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    Regulating Across the Digital Divide

    Sep 11, 2017 Shamel Azmeh sees risks for the global economy if trade rules are not expanded to include data-driven industries.

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    Let the WTO Referee Carbon Border Taxes

    Jeffrey Frankel shows how a revived World Trade Organization can play a central role in combating climate change.
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    Elon Musk’s Not-so-Hidden Agenda

    Jason Stanley thinks the mogul's takeover of Twitter reflects his interest in destroying all democratic information spaces.
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    Saadia Zahidi on government spending, debt distress, the Iran protests, and more

    Saadia Zahidi argues that social-safety nets must be customized and targeted to ensure efficiency, advocates a more responsible approach to deficit reduction and fiscal consolidation, describes the complex recipe for helping countries reap the benefits of greater female labor-force participation, and more.
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    The Birth of a New International Order

    Joschka Fischer sees global great-power relations taking shape around a Sino-American dominated pentarchy.
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    The World Cup Syndrome

    Raj Persaud reflects on the effects that loving the “beautiful game” can have on one’s health and finances.
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    Rebooting the World Bank

    Suma Chakrabarti & Chris Humphrey outline key reforms that could help the institution regain the trust of developing countries.
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    No Easy Exit from Zero-COVID

    S. Alex Yang & Angela Huyue Zhang propose a strategy for loosening China's pandemic restrictions without triggering a nationwide health crisis.
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    Faking It, Making It, Losing It

    Harold James

    The spectacular rise and fall of FTX and its founder Sam Bankman-Fried were driven by effective marketing, trickery, and financial speculation. In that, they bear a striking resemblance to the disastrous eighteenth-century experiment that fueled the Mississippi Company bubble and created the template for all future Ponzi schemes.

    draws parallels between the FTX collapse and economist John Law’s infamous eighteenth-century scheme in France.
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    The Regulators’ Revolt

    Howard Davies traces the rise and fall of the UK government's recent effort to wield the power to rewrite financial rules.

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