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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 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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