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Yuriy Gorodnichenko

Yuriy Gorodnichenko

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Yuriy Gorodnichenko is Professor of Economics at the University of California, Berkeley.

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  1. No, Russia Is Not Winning
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    No, Russia Is Not Winning

    Mar 6, 2024 Anastassia Fedyk & Yuriy Gorodnichenko see Ukraine’s economic outlook improving as the Russian economy experiences greater strains.

  2. Western Technology Firms Must Stop Supplying Russia’s War Machine
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    Western Technology Firms Must Stop Supplying Russia’s War Machine

    Feb 14, 2024 Anastassia Fedyk, et al. outline several steps that governments can take to close the loopholes in the current sanctions regime.

  3. Protecting Ukraine Aid from Western Political Dysfunction
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    Protecting Ukraine Aid from Western Political Dysfunction

    Jan 19, 2024 Torbjörn Becker & Yuriy Gorodnichenko urge policymakers to adopt a long-term, shock-resistant model to provide the resources needed to defeat Russia.

  4. Russian Revanchism Must Be Defeated in Ukraine
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    Russian Revanchism Must Be Defeated in Ukraine

    Dec 8, 2023 Yuriy Gorodnichenko & Ilona Sologoub say that political infighting in the West is empowering the Kremlin and its allies.

  5. Western Firms Should Leave China Now
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    Western Firms Should Leave China Now

    Dec 4, 2023 Simon Johnson, et al. argue that the strategy of economic engagement has failed to mitigate the Chinese regime’s behavior.

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    Leaving Africa’s Colonial-Era Currency Will Be Hard, But May Be Wise

    Peter Doyle considers how exiting the CFA franc zone could benefit Burkina Faso, Mali, and Niger, despite the challenges.
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    Europe’s War Jitters

    Shlomo Ben-Ami urges EU member states to prepare for the possibility of the US abandoning its NATO commitments.
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    Governments Must Shape AI’s Future

    Mariana Mazzucato & Fausto Gernone

    As with social media, the incentives around AI are aligned for rent extraction, where large companies, acting as intermediaries, amass profits at others’ expense. Governments urgently need to step in to ensure that the technology is being designed and brought to market in ways that will serve the common good.

    urge policymakers to see themselves as proactive participants in technological innovation and market-making.
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    How Guyana Became Latin America’s Leading Development Lab

    Iván Duque Márquez highlights the current government’s unique approach to managing its renewable and non-renewable resources.
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    Beating Back Populists at the Grassroots

    Sławomir Sierakowski interprets the seemingly mixed results of recent municipal and provincial elections in Poland.
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    The Future of Work in the AI Era

    Eric Posner concludes that widespread job displacement would be largely unmanagable, at least in the short run.
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    How to Govern the Bretton Woods Institutions Better

    Brahima Coulibaly, et al. propose six ways to boost the legitimacy and efficacy of the International Monetary Fund and the World Bank.
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    The Boring Truth About AI

    Amar Bhidé points out that the technology has long been following a typically diffuse and halting pattern of development.
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    Will Boeing Crash Shareholder Value?

    Katharina Pistor

    Boeing’s self-inflicted woes hold broader lessons for contemporary corporate governance. Once again, we see how the misguided idea of shareholder value can serve powerful financial interests while destroying what business organizations are best at and leaving many other stakeholders – customers, suppliers, and employees – worse off.

    sees the troubled company as a textbook example of a broader problem afflicting corporate governance.

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