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Wolfgang Schäuble

Wolfgang Schäuble

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Wolfgang Schäuble, a former German finance minister (2009-17) and minister of the interior (1989-91 and 2005-09), is President of the German Bundestag.

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  1. Are We Risking a Debt Pandemic?
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    Are We Risking a Debt Pandemic?

    Apr 16, 2021 Wolfgang Schäuble worries that monetization of pandemic-related government borrowing will boost inflation and erode competitiveness.

  2. A Better Investment Framework for Africa
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    A Better Investment Framework for Africa

    Jun 7, 2017 Wolfgang Schäuble promotes a key item of Germany's agenda during its presidency of the G20.

  3. Germany, the G20, and Inclusive Globalization
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    Germany, the G20, and Inclusive Globalization

    Mar 13, 2017 Wolfgang Schäuble highlights his country's efforts during its G20 presidency to boost private investment in Africa.

  4. Why Taxation Must Go Global
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    Why Taxation Must Go Global

    Oct 30, 2014 Wolfgang Schäuble wants international standards and enforcement to prevent tax evasion and avoidance.

  5. Conquering Europe’s Debt Mountain

    Conquering Europe’s Debt Mountain

    Dec 13, 2010 Wolfgang Schäuble

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    Rebooting the World Bank

    Suma Chakrabarti & Chris Humphrey outline key reforms that could help the institution regain the trust of developing countries.
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    No Easy Exit from Zero-COVID

    S. Alex Yang & Angela Huyue Zhang propose a strategy for loosening China's pandemic restrictions without triggering a nationwide health crisis.
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    Faking It, Making It, Losing It

    Harold James

    The spectacular rise and fall of FTX and its founder Sam Bankman-Fried were driven by effective marketing, trickery, and financial speculation. In that, they bear a striking resemblance to the disastrous eighteenth-century experiment that fueled the Mississippi Company bubble and created the template for all future Ponzi schemes.

    draws parallels between the FTX collapse and economist John Law’s infamous eighteenth-century scheme in France.
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    The Regulators’ Revolt

    Howard Davies traces the rise and fall of the UK government's recent effort to wield the power to rewrite financial rules.
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    A Missed Opportunity in Bali

    Stephen S. Roach

    The summit between US President Joe Biden and his Chinese counterpart, Xi Jinping, was, at best, a public-relations effort to provide a brief respite in the ominous progression of conflict escalation. But there was no substance, no strategy, and no path to de-escalation.

    explains why the Biden-Xi summit yielded little more than lofty rhetoric – and proposes a new approach.
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    Will Crypto Survive?

    Kenneth Rogoff assesses the strategies regulators could adopt in the aftermath of the FTX debacle.
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    Done With Deglobalization?

    Michael Spence sees reason to hope that the scales may soon tip back from international confrontation to cooperation.
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    The Unbearable Uselessness of Crypto

    Andrés Velasco explains why FTX's collapse should sink a hyped-up lie bobbing on an ocean of libertarian technobabble.
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    Is Germany Sick Again?

    Hans-Werner Sinn pours cold water on the fantasy that European economies can weather gas shortages with minimal pain.

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