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Xavier Vives

Xavier Vives

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Xavier Vives, Professor of Economics and Finance at IESE Business School, is the co-author (with Darrell Duffie, Thierry Foucault, and Laura Veldkamp) of the report Technology and Finance.

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  1. Is SVB the Canary in the Coal Mine?
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    Is SVB the Canary in the Coal Mine?

    Mar 14, 2023 Xavier Vives warns that the bank's sudden collapse points to a larger looming threat to financial stability.

  2. Crypto’s Well-Worn Path to Crisis
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    Crypto’s Well-Worn Path to Crisis

    Dec 2, 2022 Xavier Vives writes that, despite the novelty of the assets, the narrative of FTX’s collapse was established long ago.

  3. Is There a Method to Putin's Madness?
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    Is There a Method to Putin's Madness?

    Mar 2, 2022 Xavier Vives asks whether the Russian president's decision to attack Ukraine was reckless or strategically cunning.

  4. Was COP26 Cheap Talk?
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    Was COP26 Cheap Talk?

    Nov 17, 2021 Xavier Vives assesses the outcome of this year’s UN climate-change conference in light of current global constraints.

  5. Is an Energy Winter Coming to Europe?
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    Is an Energy Winter Coming to Europe?

    Oct 13, 2021 Xavier Vives sees the recent spike in electricity prices as part of a new normal that the continent must confront.

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    Carbon Credits Hold the Key to Combating Deforestation

    Roselyn Fosuah Adjei explains how nature-based offsets could help reduce emissions and benefit local communities.
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    Alexei Navalny Did Not Die for Nothing

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    The Russian opposition leader faced a dilemma that all dissenters in authoritarian states must grapple with: live in exile and fade into obscurity, or confront an oppressive regime and risk imprisonment and torture. Navalny’s choice – and the price he paid for making it – will inspire dissidents for generations to come.

    highlights the crucial role of political martyrs in inspiring resistance to oppressive regimes.
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    The Submergence of Emerging Markets

    Andrés Velasco worries that major middle-income economies are facing a prolonged slowdown, jeopardizing global convergence.
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    How AI Could Reshape Medicine

    Junaid Nabi highlights the new technology’s potential to transform how we diagnose, treat, and prevent diseases.
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    Making Bretton Woods Work for Africa

    Hippolyte Fofack envisions a reformed global financial architecture that provides equal access to long-term patient capital.
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    Making Sense of Society

    Michael Spence 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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