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Werner Hoyer

Werner Hoyer

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Werner Hoyer is President of the European Investment Bank.

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  1. Europe Must Get Serious About Critical Minerals
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    Europe Must Get Serious About Critical Minerals

    Sep 14, 2023 Werner Hoyer calls for a comprehensive strategy to de-risk supply chains for strategically important commodities.

  2. What It Will Take to Transform Development Finance
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    What It Will Take to Transform Development Finance

    Jun 21, 2023 Mia Amor Mottley & Werner Hoyer call for new, low-cost lending instruments to invest in building resilience among vulnerable populations.

  3. What Europe’s Economy Needs Now
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    What Europe’s Economy Needs Now

    Feb 27, 2023 Werner Hoyer urges the European Union to respond to America's new industrial policy with the right investments of its own.

  4. The Climate Crisis Is Also a Health Crisis
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    The Climate Crisis Is Also a Health Crisis

    Dec 1, 2022 Seth Berkley & Werner Hoyer explain why global leaders must urgently introduce equitable pandemic-response mechanisms.

  5. Global Health Is the Best Investment We Can Make
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    Global Health Is the Best Investment We Can Make

    Nov 24, 2022 Werner Hoyer & Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus stress the need for more spending and greater cooperation to regain progress reversed by the pandemic.

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    Making Sense of Society

    Michael Spence

    A 2022 book argues that the only effective responses to government or market deficiencies come from civil society. When society is “malfunctioning” – for example, owing to deep polarization or fragmentation – that response mechanism is disrupted, and can even stop working altogether.

    considers why a healthy civil society is crucial to good governance and inclusive prosperity.
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    Shock Therapy Killed Navalny

    Antara Haldar argues that while Vladimir Putin bears responsibility, so do the economic policies that put him in power.
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    Putin’s Silk Road Around Sanctions

    Robin Brooks & Simon Johnson urge Europe and the G7 to stop the re-export of Western goods to Russia from Central Asia and the Caucasus.
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    To Fight Climate Change, End Fossil-Fuel Subsidies

    Günther Thallinger & Ludovic Subran urge policymakers to recognize the true costs of a policy that harms the planet and does not help the poor.
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    Banking on the World Bank’s Knowledge

    Wempi Saputra identifies three areas in which the organization’s client countries could use more guidance.
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    The Algorithm and Its Discontents

    Mariana Mazzucato & Ilan Strauss

    Deploying algorithms to maximize user engagement is how Big Tech firms maximize shareholder value, with short-term profits often overriding longer-term business objectives. Now that AI is poised to supercharge the platform economy, new rules and governance structures are urgently needed to safeguard the public.

    propose five principles to ensure that the digital economy serves the public good before short-term profit.
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    Judgment Days for Democracy

    Nicholas Reed Langen suspects that judges will play an increasingly central role in protecting democracy against populist assaults.
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    A Global Cash-Transfer Fund Could End Extreme Poverty

    Cina Lawson & Rory Stewart show that the conditions are ripe for deploying lump-sum payments to the world’s poorest people.
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    The Drums of US-China Cyber War

    Stephen S. Roach worries that irrational Sinophobia has become America's new bipartisan political orthodoxy.

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