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Simon Tilford

Simon Tilford

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Simon Tilford is Chief Economist at the Institute for Global Change.

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  1. The Free-Market Case Against Tax Competition
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    The Free-Market Case Against Tax Competition

    Sep 17, 2018 Simon Tilford argues that the global race to cut corporate tax rates is fueling monopoly and undermining innovation.

  2. Overcoming the Poisonous Politics of Protectionism
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    Overcoming the Poisonous Politics of Protectionism

    Jul 29, 2016 Simon Tilford examines how Barry Eichengreen, Joseph Stiglitz, Laura Tyson, and other Project Syndicate contributors address the anti-trade sentiment roiling advanced economies.

  3. The Pain in Spain
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    The Pain in Spain

    Oct 28, 2015 Simon Tilford is highly skeptical about the drivers – and sustainability – of the country's economic recovery.

  4. Can Draghi Be Believed?
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    Can Draghi Be Believed?

    Sep 3, 2012 Simon Tilford

  5. Eurozone Chutzpah and the IMF
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    Eurozone Chutzpah and the IMF

    Apr 11, 2012 Simon Tilford

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    Putin’s Brezhnev Moment

    Aryeh Neier draws parallels between the regime’s ongoing crackdown on civil society and late Soviet repression.
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    Utopia or Bust

    J. Bradford DeLong considers our options for both expanding and effectively slicing the proverbial economic pie.
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    Germany’s Reckoning

    Helmut K. Anheier

    Germany is now grappling with a host of difficult questions about its place in the world, the nature of its politics, and its most cherished values. For a pacifist society in a new age of conflict and war, everything must change if things are to remain the same.

    traces the contours of the country's debate, triggered by the Ukraine war, about its strategic future.
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    Preempting a Generative AI Monopoly

    Diane Coyle urges policymakers to take steps to counter the anti-competitive implications of a rapidly emerging market.
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    Japan’s Strategic Imperative

    Joseph S. Nye, Jr. sees the country doubling down on its best option for ensuring national security and regional stability.
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    China’s Savings Conundrum

    Zhang Jun explains why – and how – the country must stimulate household consumption to achieve a robust recovery.
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    The Flight of the Inflation Hawks

    Though the US Federal Reserve’s first interest-rate hike of 2023 is smaller than those that preceded it, policymakers have signaled that more increases are on the way, despite slowing price growth. But there is good reason to doubt the utility – and fear the consequences – of continued rate hikes, on both sides of the Atlantic.

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    How to Transform African Agriculture

    Safia Boly & Omid Kassiri identify four principles that could help governments across the continent boost food security.
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    Making Ukrainian Victory Possible

    Josep Borrell explains why continued military support and other forms of assistance remain critical.

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