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Whither the US-German Relationship?

2021-07-27

With German Chancellor Angela Merkel on her way out, and America still vulnerable to Trumpism, Germans can neither rely on their traditional protector nor pursue outright strategic autonomy...

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Will Another Taper Tantrum Hit Emerging Markets?

2021-07-19

Market movements this month have led to renewed fears that changes in US financial and monetary conditions will trigger a painful wave of capital flight from emerging markets...

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Criticizing the Pandemic

2021-06-01

Many of the trends that were visible two years ago – from aging populations and failing states to nuclear proliferation and cyber insecurity – remain acute.

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How Economists and Non-Economists Can Get Along

2021-03-22

Understanding the advantages and limitations of economists methods clarifies the value they can add to analysis of non-economic questions. Equally important...

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The COVID Bubble

2021-03-04

With equity markets reaching new heights at a time of rising income and wealth inequality, it should be obvious that todays market mania will end in tears, reproducing the economic injustices of the 2008 crash...

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Will Inflation Make a Comeback?

2021-02-22

Economic forecasting models have long been notoriously inaccurate in predicting inflation, and COVID-19 has further complicated the challenge...

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Biden’s Asian Triangle

2021-02-08

The Japan-US alliance remains popular in both countries, which need each other more than ever. Together, they can balance Chinas power and cooperate with China...

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What’s Different About the GameStop Bubble?

2021-02-07

In the last week of January, the price of stock in GameStop – an ailing brick-and-mortar video-game retailer – soared ...

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The Danger of Deplatforming Trump

2021-01-17

Efforts to remove Donald Trump’s online platform have been widely praised as crucial to mitigating the risk of further incitement of violence...

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Doing Democracy During the Pandemic

2021-01-06

Social distancing laws, curfews, and track-and-trace technologies employed in the context of the COVID-19 crisis have been used to harass, detain, or sanction human-rights ...

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What Lifted Trump Could Sink Biden

2020-12-29

Donald Trump managed to receive 74 million votes despite countless failures for the simple reason that he presided over three years of a high-pressure economy ...

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Five Cheers for 2021

2020-12-29

After a year of death, despair, and deep uncertainty, there are glimmers of light on the horizon. Not only is responsible leadership returning to the United States, but there is...

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Supply Chains and Demand

2020-12-15

The pandemic has shown that supply chains will need to be rethought, with more emphasis put on supplier diversification, domestic production, and stockpiling.

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A Good but Incomplete Start to Debt Relief

2020-11-25

After initially responding to the pandemic induced economic crisis with an initiative to postpone developing countries debt payments, the G20 has now come back to the table to offer a more plausible solution. But the new common framework for....

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Job Creation Is the New Game in Town

2020-11-19

Even if a successful rollout of a new COVID-19 vaccine causes the current health crisis to recede by next spring, the unemployment crisis will remain. That is especially true in the United Kingdom...

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Why Trump Cries Electoral Fraud

2020-11-09

US President Donald Trump, perhaps unsurprisingly, has alleged fraud in the November 3 presidential election, without offering what anyone would consider real evidence...

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Rethinking Resilience in Business

2020-11-07

COVID-19 is forcing firms to reimagine resilience. Instead of trying to strengthen their ability to resist change, companies must learn how to adapt and adjust ...

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Antitrust Alone Won’t Fix the Innovation Problem

2020-11-03

For all the attention on antitrust enforcement against the biggest US technology companies, the more important issue for the economy concerns the direction of technological change.

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Divided We Stand

2020-10-25

With America heading for one of the most fraught and potentially disastrous presidential elections in its history, it is difficult to see how such a deeply polarized ...

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Listen to the Science

2020-10-22

There are also deepening social and economic crises. The pandemic has battered national economies, exacerbated many forms of inequality, and sown distrust and social unrest around the world...

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How to Govern the New Digital Domain

2020-10-21

For too long, and on too many issues, policymakers have left the governance of technology in the hands of those who design it. Governments face three imperatives...

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Scotland after Sterling

2020-10-19

Scottish advocates of leaving the United Kingdom need a plan for a new currency and an independent central bank...

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How to Make Japan Great Again

2020-10-18

If Japans new prime minister, Yoshihide Suga, wants to emerge from the shadow cast by his predecessor, he will need to devise a compelling message

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The Coming Equity Shortage

2020-10-13

Firms that manage to survive until an effective COVID-19 vaccine is widely available will have a bright future but weak balance sheets. Innovative new private-equity funds, modeled on US special-purpose acquisition companies, could provide much-needed cap

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