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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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    The Global Recovery Winds Down

    Eswar Prasad warns that the darkening outlook for the world economy reflects significant challenges ahead.
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    Where Has All the Liquidity Gone?

    Raghuram G. Rajan & Viral Acharya show that years of quantitative easing have left financial markets deeply dependent on easy money.
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    Britannia Deranged

    Jacob Soll explores UK Prime Minister Liz Truss’s 2012 manifesto and its incoherent vision of capitalism.
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    Research Ethics and Non-Human Subjects

    Peter Singer highlights an appalling recent article that Springer Nature should retract under its new guidance for authors.
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    How to Settle the Great Chess Cheating Scandal

    Kenneth Rogoff explains how a suspiciously successful young upstart can prove that he is for real.
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    Why Deglobalization Makes US Inflation Worse

    Dambisa Moyo laments that today’s inflationary surge has not elicited a coordinated global response.
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    How to Tax Energy Companies’ Windfall Profits

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    Given the complexities of modern markets, economies, and legal regimes, new levies on energy companies will always run into implementation problems. To prevent supply shortages and other disastrous unintended consequences, policymakers must proceed with caution and coordinate across borders.

    consider the underappreciated difficulties of implementing new levies without creating unwanted side effects.
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    Is Putin in Peril?

    From alternate-reality annexations to fresh nuclear threats, Russian President Vladimir Putin seems more desperate than ever to project an image of strength after a string of battlefield defeats. As Ukrainian forces advance on Russian-occupied territories and hundreds of thousands of draft-age Russian men flee the Kremlin’s “partial mobilization,” we asked PS commentators to assess his prospects.

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    Liz Truss’s Backward Vision of the Future

    Diane Coyle argues that the new UK government will never cure what ails the British economy by living in the past.

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