Economy

COVID Coin?

2020 Aug 08

The COVID-19 pandemic is accelerating the long-term shift away from cash, and monetary authorities risk falling behind. A recent report from the G30 argues that if central banks want to shape the outcome, they need to start thinking fast.

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Fiscal Policies for a Transformed World

2020 Jul 21

Policymakers should tackle the rising poverty and inequality, as well as the structural weaknesses exposed by the crisis to better prepare for future shocks.

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Trust Funds for All

2020 Jul 15

The COVID-19 pandemic has exposed many flaws in advanced economies, not least the fact that inequality can be deadly. The case for giving all citizens a capital endowment – reflecting both their inalienable dignity and society’s return on its public inves

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After the Liberal International Order

2020 Jul 08

If Joe Biden defeats Donald Trump in November, the question he will face is not whether to restore the liberal international order. It is whether the US can work with an inner core of allies to promote democracy and human rights while cooperating with

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A Stronger Recovery Through Better Accounting

2020 Jul 01

Given that the COVID-19 crisis demands unprecedented levels of stimulus spending, policymakers should use the occasion to adopt a more flexible form...

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Saudi Arabia Isn’t Just Raising Taxes

2020 Jun 13

For autocratic regimes, increasing taxes could put their survival at risk.

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Destroying Lebanon to Save It

2020 Jun 13

Conservative Republicans have unveiled a report that could have terrible consequences for a country already facing ruin.

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The Wrath of Caesar

2020 Jun 11

The Makhlouf affair may accelerate a generalized collapse of Syrias economy and effective control over the country.

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You May Pay More at the Pump, as OPEC+ Cuts Oil Production

2020 Jun 11

The intervention of President Trump, worried by the decimation of comparatively high cost U.S. shale oil production companies, forced President Putin and Saudi Crown Prince Mohammad bin Salman to back off...

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Preventing an Emerging-Market Meltdown

2020 Jun 11

Emerging markets today account for more than two-fifths of global GDP measured at market exchange rates, and nearly three-fifths after adjusting for differences in purchasing power.

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The End of Europe’s Chinese Dream

2020 Jun 02

The COVID-19 crisis has pushed Europeans strategic thinking about China – already shifting because of three developments – past the tipping point. After years of pursuing closer bilateral economic ties, Europeans suddenly realize that they have become dan

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