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Yannos Papantoniou

Yannos Papantoniou

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Yannos Papantoniou was Greece’s Economy and Finance Minister from 1994 to 2001. He is currently President of the Center for Progressive Policy Research, an independent think-tank.

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  1. A New Chance for Greece
    Alexis Tsipras election campaign Wassilios Aswestopoulos/ZumaPress

    A New Chance for Greece

    Sep 9, 2015 Yannos Papantoniou sees grounds for hope in the snap general election set for September 20.

  2. The Government the Eurozone Deserves
    Greek flag and EU flag Greek Parliament Michael Debets/ZumaPress

    The Government the Eurozone Deserves

    Aug 3, 2015 Yannos Papantoniou warns that the common currency has no future without fiscal and political integration.

  3. Sustaining the Unsustainable Eurozone
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    Sustaining the Unsustainable Eurozone

    Mar 25, 2015 Yannos Papantoniou makes the case for fiscal transfers in Europe's currency union.

  4. The Greek Time Bomb
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    The Greek Time Bomb

    Jan 19, 2015 Yannos Papantoniou urges Greece's next government to focus on debt relief.

  5. Ethics and Infrastructure
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    Ethics and Infrastructure

    Nov 11, 2014 Yannos Papantoniou explains Germany's obsession with fiscal discipline – and why Europe needs to overcome it.

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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

    Cash transfers offer a transformative solution to multidimensional poverty, by enhancing dozens of outcomes simultaneously. They have already proven effective, adaptable, and replicable, and now they are becoming more attainable every year with growing mobile coverage and improved digital infrastructure.

    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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    Japan as Number Four

    Takatoshi Ito hopes the news that the economy has slipped from third place globally will serve as a wake-up call.

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