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  1. Mary Lou Valdez is Deputy Director of the Pan American Health Organization.

  2. Vidya Vasu-Devan is Director of the Strategic Investment Fund at the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation.

  3. Ivan Vejvoda is Vice President of the German Marshall Fund of the United States.

  4. Erion Veliaj is Mayor of Tirana.

  5. Stefaan G. Verhulst

    Stefaan G. Verhulst

    1 Commentary

    Stefaan G. Verhulst is Co-Founder and Chief Research and Development Officer of the GovLab at New York University.

  6. Maarten Verwey is Director-General of Economic and Financial Affairs for the European Commission.

  7. Francisco Vidal Luna

    Francisco Vidal Luna

    1 Commentary

    Francisco Vidal Luna, Professor Emeritus of Economic History at the University of São Paulo, is co-author, most recently, of Feeding the World: Brazil’s Transformation into a Modern Agricultural Economy and Modern Brazil: A Social History.

  8. Klaas van Egmond is Professor of Geosciences at Utrecht University.

  9. Viktor Vanberg

    Viktor Vanberg

    Writing for PS since 1997
    1 Commentary

    Professor of Economics, University of Freiburg, Germany.

  10. Xavier Vives

    Xavier Vives

    Writing for PS since 2000
    18 Commentaries

    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.

  11. Harold E. Varmus

    Harold E. Varmus

    Writing for PS since 2001
    1 Commentary

    President of Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center in New York. From 1993 to 1999 he was Director of the US National Institutes of Health. A Nobel laureate in Medicine (1989).

  12. Andrés Velasco

    Andrés Velasco

    Writing for PS since 2001
    148 Commentaries

    Andrés Velasco, a former finance minister of Chile, is Dean of the School of Public Policy at the London School of Economics and Political Science.

  13. Antje Vollmer

    Antje Vollmer

    Writing for PS since 2001
    1 Commentary

    Vice-President of the German Bundestag.

  14. Peter van Walsum

    Peter van Walsum

    Writing for PS since 2002
    1 Commentary

    Represented the Netherlands on the UN Security Council in 1999 and 2000. During that time he was chairman of the Iraq sanctions committee.

  15. Jürgen von Hagen

    Jürgen von Hagen

    Writing for PS since 2002
    1 Commentary

    Professor of Economics at ZEI, University of Bonn, and the Center for Economic Policy Research.

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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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