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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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    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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    God Save the Pound?

    Andrés Velasco explains why sterling is plummeting when economic theory says it should be soaring.
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    Preparing for the Long War

    Mark Leonard thinks Europeans should plan for a prolonged conflict despite Ukraine’s recent gains.
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    Realizing a Free and Open Indo-Pacific

    Abe Shinzō

    Less than a month before he was assassinated, Japan’s longest-serving prime minister set out his vision for the region. He buttressed his case by comparing China’s growing threats against Taiwan to Russia’s invasion of Ukraine.

    set out his vision for the region less than one month prior to his assassination in July.
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    Russia, Iran, and the Perils of Post-Autocracy

    Robert D. Kaplan

    With Russia facing defeat on the battlefield and massive protests once again engulfing Iran, both countries’ regimes look vulnerable. But the end of tyranny is more likely to lead to a dangerous political vacuum than to a democratic transition.

    warns that the collapse of a despotic regime more often leads to a political void than to a healthy democracy.
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    The Key to Unlocking Africa’s Economic Potential

    Landry Signé explains why fostering trade integration and regional value chains is essential for the continent to prosper.
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    Geopolitical Davids and Goliaths

    Harold James considers lessons from smaller countries about how to wield power and influence in the twenty-first century.
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    Preparing for the Next Global Catastrophe

    José Manuel Barroso explains why global leaders must focus on creating equitable response mechanisms ahead of the next crisis.
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    Italy’s Next Government Must Tackle Climate Security

    Luca Bergamaschi shows why the country’s politicians can no longer afford to ignore a major threat to national security.

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