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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 ECB Has Been Driving EU Inflation

    Hans-Werner Sinn explains how the European Central Bank has contributed to soaring prices, including for energy.
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    The Populist Climate Threat

    Izabella Teixeira, et al. warn that right-wing nationalists and other political opportunists could normalize inaction.
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    Britain Is Not an Emerging Market – Yet

    Kenneth Rogoff considers the implications of the new government’s poorly received economic-policy package.
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    When the Fed Stops Trying

    J. Bradford DeLong worries that the world's most important central bank is no longer looking for an optimal policy path.
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    No Security Without Climate Security

    Anne-Marie Slaughter explains why US policymakers need to focus more closely on global warming as an existential threat.
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    Development, Decarbonization, and Dumb Landowners

    Ricardo Hausmann argues that governments must manage natural resources more effectively to promote green growth.
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    The Trade Agenda Today

    Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala interviewed by Anne O. Krueger

    Recent global developments have shown what is at stake when trade becomes less open and transparent. To assess the current state of the international trading system and what lies in store for it, Anne O. Krueger queries World Trade Organization Director-General Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala about the biggest challenges facing her organization.

    about the challenges facing her organization.
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    King Dollar

    In recent weeks, the US dollar has reached 20-year highs against key foreign currencies, and all-time highs against the Chinese renminbi and the British pound. What is sustaining the greenback’s surge, and what are its most significant consequences?

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    The US Inflation Bonanza for Sovereign Debtors

    Gautam Nair & Federico Sturzenegger identify the big winners of a shock that is diluting mountains of debt around the world.

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