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William H. Janeway

William H. Janeway

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William H. Janeway, a special limited partner at the private-equity firm Warburg Pincus, is an affiliated lecturer in economics at the University of Cambridge and author of Doing Capitalism in the Innovation Economy (Cambridge University Press, 2018).

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  1. What’s Breaking Democracy?
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    What’s Breaking Democracy?

    Sep 16, 2022 William H. Janeway traces the historical roots of the West’s current problems to the rise of neoliberalism in the 1970s.

  2. The Forgotten Origins of Silicon Valley
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    The Forgotten Origins of Silicon Valley

    Apr 15, 2022 William H. Janeway shows how the venture capital industry has always piggybacked on US government investment.

  3. An Entrepreneur and a Swindler
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    An Entrepreneur and a Swindler

    Jan 13, 2022 William H. Janeway considers what Elizabeth Holmes’s fraud conviction says about the state of the broader innovation economy.

  4. Capital Is Not a Strategy
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    Capital Is Not a Strategy

    Jan 6, 2022 William H. Janeway thinks investors and entrepreneurs should recognize that the current financial environment can't last forever.

  5. The Evolution of American Capitalism
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    The Evolution of American Capitalism

    Aug 27, 2021 William H. Janeway reviews a major new work of economic history spanning the colonial era to the present.

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    The ECB Has Been Driving EU Inflation

    Hans-Werner Sinn explains how the European Central Bank has contributed to soaring prices, including for energy.
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    The Populist Climate Threat

    Izabella Teixeira, et al. warn that right-wing nationalists and other political opportunists could normalize inaction.
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    Britain Is Not an Emerging Market – Yet

    Kenneth Rogoff considers the implications of the new government’s poorly received economic-policy package.
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    When the Fed Stops Trying

    J. Bradford DeLong worries that the world's most important central bank is no longer looking for an optimal policy path.
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    No Security Without Climate Security

    Anne-Marie Slaughter explains why US policymakers need to focus more closely on global warming as an existential threat.
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    Development, Decarbonization, and Dumb Landowners

    Ricardo Hausmann argues that governments must manage natural resources more effectively to promote green growth.
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    The Trade Agenda Today

    Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala interviewed by Anne O. Krueger

    Recent global developments have shown what is at stake when trade becomes less open and transparent. To assess the current state of the international trading system and what lies in store for it, Anne O. Krueger queries World Trade Organization Director-General Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala about the biggest challenges facing her organization.

    about the challenges facing her organization.
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    King Dollar

    In recent weeks, the US dollar has reached 20-year highs against key foreign currencies, and all-time highs against the Chinese renminbi and the British pound. What is sustaining the greenback’s surge, and what are its most significant consequences?

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    The US Inflation Bonanza for Sovereign Debtors

    Gautam Nair & Federico Sturzenegger identify the big winners of a shock that is diluting mountains of debt around the world.

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