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Steven J. Klees

Steven J. Klees

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Steven J. Klees, an economist, is Professor of International Education Policy and Distinguished Scholar-Teacher at the University of Maryland. He is the author, most recently, of The Conscience of a Progressive

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  1. Financing Universal Education
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    Financing Universal Education

    Aug 3, 2017 Steven J. Klees proposes alternatives to market-fundamentalist approaches to international aid.

  2. The False Promise of Cost-Benefit Analysis
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    The False Promise of Cost-Benefit Analysis

    Jun 1, 2017 Steven J. Klees explains why technocrats' most important tool is all but useless for making sound policy choices.

  3. Pro-Growth is Not Pro-Poor
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    Pro-Growth is Not Pro-Poor

    Oct 9, 2015 Steven J. Klees makes the case that inequality can be addressed only through redistributive policies.

  4. Getting Universal Education Right
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    Getting Universal Education Right

    Sep 23, 2015 Steven J. Klees warns that the SDGs for education will not be met if more funding is not made available.

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    Getting to Monetary Integration in Latin America

    Camila Villard Duran explains why the vision of a regional unit of account, advanced by Brazil and Argentina, is achievable.
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    The Age of Verbiage

    Arvind Subramanian blames today’s nonstop inundation of expert opinion for undermining the quality of public discourse.
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    Davos Man Has a People Problem

    Antara Haldar suspects that the socially “disembedded” economic logic of globalization has gone as far as it can go.
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    Eliminate the Debt Ceiling

    Willem H. Buiter thinks the US Constitution and common sense argue for a de facto abolition of the cap.
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    Japan’s Fiscal Dilemma

    Takatoshi Ito explains why the country’s deficit-financed spending spree endangers its national security.
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    Too Soon for Global Optimism

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    It is hard to reconcile the jubilant mood of many business leaders with the uncertainty caused by the war in Ukraine. While there are some positive signs of economic recovery, a sudden escalation could severely destabilize the global economy, cause a stock market crash, and accelerate deglobalization.

    warns that the Ukraine war and economic fragmentation are still jeopardizing world growth prospects.
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    Why Europe’s Franco-German Engine Is Stalling

    Jean Pisani-Ferry cautions that the two countries' differences are so substantial that a hasty compromise will not suffice.
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    Central Banks Should Slow Down

    Lucrezia Reichlin fears the consequences of excessive interest-rate hikes in the US, the UK, and especially the eurozone.
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    Three Cheers for Hybrid Work

    Pinelopi Koujianou Goldberg thinks the advantages of more flexible labor arrangements outweigh the disadvantages.

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