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Bertrand Badré

Bertrand Badré

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Bertrand Badré, a former managing director of the World Bank, is CEO and Founder of Blue like an Orange Sustainable Capital and the author of Can Finance Save the World? (Berrett-Koehler, 2018).

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  1. The Global Economy Is More Vulnerable Than It Seems
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    The Global Economy Is More Vulnerable Than It Seems

    May 20, 2024 Bertrand Badré & Yves Tiberghien identify five factors driving a potentially catastrophic trend toward fragmentation.

  2. How to Democratize AI
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    How to Democratize AI

    Feb 7, 2024 Bertrand Badré & Charles Gorintin propose an approach to the technology designed to ensure that its benefits are available to everyone.

  3. Gender Justice Is Climate Justice
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    Gender Justice Is Climate Justice

    Oct 3, 2023 Immaculate Atuhamize & Bertrand Badré explain why equal access to education and resources can help mitigate the effects of the current crisis.

  4. Changing the Culture at the World Bank
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    Changing the Culture at the World Bank

    Jul 12, 2023 Bertrand Badré & Peter Blair Henry outline several steps that its new leadership should take to inspire stakeholders' confidence.

  5. What the Paris Finance Summit Must Do
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    What the Paris Finance Summit Must Do

    Jun 16, 2023 Sébastien Treyer & Bertrand Badré see an opportunity to create the conditions for major global financial reforms in the near future.

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    The Dangerous Retreat into Protectionism

    Carl Bildt warns that nothing good will come from a more deeply fragmented global economy.
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    The Case for Ukraine’s NATO Accession

    Yuriy Gorodnichenko & Ilona Sologoub explain why giving in to the Kremlin’s nuclear blackmail could push the alliance into a death spiral.
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    Don’t Believe the AI Hype

    Daron Acemoglu

    If you listen to tech industry leaders, business-sector forecasters, and much of the media, you may believe that recent advances in generative AI will soon bring extraordinary productivity benefits, revolutionizing life as we know it. Yet neither economic theory nor the data support such exuberant forecasts.

    finds nothing to support widely cited assessments of the technology’s near-term potential.
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    What the China Pessimists Are Getting Wrong

    Yu Yongding rejects gloomy narratives about the economy’s prospects and proposes ways to revive growth.
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    A Big Step Forward for Liver Health

    Danjuma Adda explains how new hepatitis guidelines from the World Health Organization could reduce cancer deaths in Africa.
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    The Fragile Fraternity of China and Russia

    Nina L. Khrushcheva

    Vladimir Putin’s recent state visit to Beijing – his first trip abroad since being inaugurated for a fifth term – was practically a mirror image of Mao Zedong’s visit to Moscow 75 years ago, when Stalin looked down on his guest. There is little reason to think that the bilateral relationship will prove more resilient this time.

    doubts that two countries with such diverging interests will be able to build a lasting partnership.
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    The Global Economy Is More Vulnerable Than It Seems

    Bertrand Badré & Yves Tiberghien identify five factors driving a potentially catastrophic trend toward fragmentation.
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    The Myth of Central-Bank Independence

    Robert Skidelsky thinks the time has come to transfer power from technocrats back to elected officials.
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    The Gig Economy vs. America’s Workers

    Sandeep Vaheesan warns that proposed ballot initiatives in Massachusetts would legalize exploitative employment practices.

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