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Sylvester Eijffinger

Sylvester Eijffinger

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Sylvester Eijffinger is Professor of Financial Economics at Tilburg University in the Netherlands.

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  1. Who Will Be Europe’s Alexander Hamilton?
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    Who Will Be Europe’s Alexander Hamilton?

    Aug 7, 2017 Sylvester Eijffinger argues that monetary policies have been exhausted, making a fiscal union more urgent than ever.

  2. Europe’s Dutch Turning Point?
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    Europe’s Dutch Turning Point?

    Mar 21, 2017 Sylvester Eijffinger considers the broader implications of the rejection of right-wing populism in the Netherlands.

  3. The ECB Goes Rogue
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    The ECB Goes Rogue

    Mar 18, 2016 Sylvester Eijffinger says that the eurozone has a monetary-policy problem, not a deflation problem.

  4. Germany’s Coming Downgrade
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    Germany’s Coming Downgrade

    Dec 16, 2013 Sylvester Eijffinger & Edin Mujagic warn that the recent downgrade of the Netherlands' credit rating could mean that Germany will be next.

  5. Rewriting Textbook Economics
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    Rewriting Textbook Economics

    Sep 20, 2013 Sylvester Eijffinger on the need to rewrite economics text books.

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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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