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Stefan Gerlach

Stefan Gerlach

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Stefan Gerlach is Chief Economist at EFG Bank in Zurich and a former deputy governor of the Central Bank of Ireland. He is also a former Executive Director and Chief Economist of the Hong Kong Monetary Authority and Secretary to the Committee on the Global Financial System at the BIS.

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  1. Crunch Time for Central Banks
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    Crunch Time for Central Banks

    Sep 15, 2020 Stefan Gerlach urges monetary policymakers to respond to shifting public sentiment on inequality and the environment.

  2. Who Can Influence the ECB?
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    Who Can Influence the ECB?

    Oct 4, 2019 Stefan Gerlach urges eurozone governments not to nominate inflexible candidates to the European Central Bank's Executive Board.

  3. It’s Time for the ECB to Put QE on Hold
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    It’s Time for the ECB to Put QE on Hold

    Sep 9, 2019 Stefan Gerlach argues that the eurozone does not need additional monetary stimulus for the time being.

  4. Lagarde’s ECB Checklist
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    Lagarde’s ECB Checklist

    Jul 26, 2019 Stefan Gerlach lists five steps that the European Central Bank's next president should take now and on taking office in November.

  5. The ECB Needs to Explain Itself
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    The ECB Needs to Explain Itself

    Jul 8, 2019 Stefan Gerlach calls for the European Central Bank to clarify numerous ambiguities about its monetary-policy strategy.

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    The US Is Jeopardizing the Open Internet

    Natalie Dunleavy Campbell & Stan Adams condemn America’s apparent decision to abandon its role as a champion of a free digital domain.
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    How to Finance Higher Education in Africa

    Célestin Monga proposes a mix of several funding streams to improve access to high-quality colleges and universities.
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    Catalytic Capital Holds the Key to Southeast Asia’s Green Transition

    Kitty Bu & Stefanie Fairholme highlight the potential role of early-stage funding in advancing the region’s decarbonization efforts.
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    Which AI Risks Matter?

    Edoardo Campanella

    To prevent humanity from ever being demoted to the status of gorillas by a highly advanced artificial intelligence, most AI experts agree that we must retain control over the technology. But with developers racing to achieve the next breakthrough and gain market share, that may be easier said than done.

    considers three leading experts’ assessments of the technology’s future capabilities and their implications.
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    Europe Must Defend Itself

    Donald Trump – who spent his presidency lambasting NATO – recently suggested that he would encourage Russian aggression against NATO allies that had not met their commitment to spend 2% of GDP on defense. With Trump vying for another term in the White House – and the Ukraine war still raging on the European Union’s doorstep – EU countries can no longer ignore the difficult but essential task of taking charge of their own security.

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    Making the Most of FDI

    Keun Lee considers what it takes to convert foreign investment into growth, development, and technological upgrading.
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    Explaining Americans’ Pessimism About a Strong Economy

    Jeffrey Frankel considers possible reasons for the disconnect between economic performance and public perceptions.
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    Sharing the Tech Wealth

    Diane Coyle urges investment in digital public infrastructure to curb the adverse effects of market power.
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    The WTO’s FDI Challenge

    Karl P. Sauvant urges the World Trade Organization’s members to adopt the new Investment Facilitation for Development Agreement.

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