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William R. Rhodes

William R. Rhodes

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William R. Rhodes is Co-Chair of the Bretton Woods Committee’s Sovereign Debt Working Group.

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  1. The Global Order’s Triple Policy Challenge
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    The Global Order’s Triple Policy Challenge

    Aug 22, 2023 William R. Rhodes & John Lipsky outline several steps that governments could take to encourage capital inflows to emerging economies.

  2. Who Is to Blame for the New Banking Crisis?
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    Who Is to Blame for the New Banking Crisis?

    Mar 16, 2023 William R. Rhodes & Stuart P.M. Mackintosh consider the role that deregulation played in the collapse of Silicon Valley Bank and Signature Bank.

  3. Does the G20 Have a Future?
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    Does the G20 Have a Future?

    Jun 13, 2022 William R. Rhodes & Stuart P.M. Mackintosh doubt that the group can continue to serve a constructive role amid rising geopolitical tensions.

  4. China's Self-Destructive Tech Takedown
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    China's Self-Destructive Tech Takedown

    Oct 12, 2021 William R. Rhodes & Stuart P.M. Mackintosh think the state’s increasing control over the economy’s most dynamic sector could imperil growth.

  5. The Threats to Recovery
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    The Threats to Recovery

    Mar 3, 2021 William R. Rhodes & Stuart P.M. Mackintosh highlight the delicate task rich-country policymakers will face once they start scaling back stimulus measures.

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    Europe’s Carbon Border Tax Advances the Fight Against Climate Change

    Jeffrey Frankel shows how the European Union’s carbon-price mechanism could encourage other countries to follow suit.
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    Africa Can’t Prosper Without Regional Trade

    Kingsley Moghalu argues that the continent has been missing a key ingredient of robust, sustained growth.
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    Divestment from Israel Will Not Bring Peace

    Anne O. Krueger argues that meeting protesters' demand would weaken US universities – one of America’s sources of strength.
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    The US-China Trade War Heats Up

    A spate of new US tariffs on Chinese goods has raised the specter of full economic decoupling between the world’s two largest economies. For many observers, the measures are not only misguided, but also counter-productive, with the potential to undermine economic dynamism, hamper climate action, and trigger geopolitical conflict.

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    The Indian Election and the Country’s Economic Future

    Raghuram G. Rajan

    Economically, India today feels like a place of limitless possibilities. But with only a narrow window in which to grow rich before it grows old, the policy decisions it makes today will have an outsize influence on its future prospects.

    worries that the country will squander its massive potential by trying to emulate China's growth strategy.
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    How Europe Can Get the Green Deal Done

    Simone Tagliapietra proposes EU-level measures that would help offset the negative distributional effects of climate policy.
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    Reckoning With a New Authoritarian Bloc

    Joschka Fischer considers the implications of a northern Asian alliance that exists primarily to challenge American hegemony.
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    Is Europe Too Big for Further Enlargement?

    Ana Palacio warns that even if candidates meet accession criteria, decision-making processes would need to be reformed.
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    The Sino-American Trade War Benefits China’s Competitors

    Arvind Subramanian warns that escalating protectionism, while dangerous, could end up helping developing countries like India.

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