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Brigitte Granville

Brigitte Granville

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Brigitte Granville, Professor of International Economics and Economic Policy at Queen Mary University of London, is the author of Remembering Inflation (Princeton University Press, 2013) and What Ails France? (McGill-Queen’s University Press, 2021).

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  1. The Neglected Issue that Will Define Europe’s Future
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    The Neglected Issue that Will Define Europe’s Future

    Dec 12, 2023 Brigitte Granville warns that failure to agree on new fiscal rules this month will have significant consequences.

  2. The Debt Question Today
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    The Debt Question Today

    Jun 16, 2023 Brigitte Granville surveys recent proposals for making relief and restructuring compatible with other development objectives.

  3. Protest and Power in France
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    Protest and Power in France

    May 3, 2023 Brigitte Granville considers what the violent May Day clashes between protesters and police reveal about the Fifth Republic.

  4. The Sanctions Trap
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    The Sanctions Trap

    Nov 11, 2022 Brigitte Granville considers the history of the “economic weapon” and whether it is as effective as many assume.

  5. What Does India Want from Russia?
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    What Does India Want from Russia?

    Aug 12, 2022 Sushanta Mallick & Brigitte Granville show how the Ukraine war is helping the country achieve significant – and advantageous – geopolitical autonomy.

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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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    Is the Quad Becoming a Potemkin Alliance?

    Brahma Chellaney fears that US President Joe Biden’s conciliatory approach toward China is undermining Indo-Pacific security.
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    The High Costs of the New US Tariffs on Chinese EVs

    Pinelopi Koujianou Goldberg

    Every time one set of protectionist measures against China disappoints, the United States escalates its economic war in the hope that additional restrictions will prove more effective. Yet by slapping massive tariffs on Chinese electric vehicles, America has laid bare its own hypocrisy and economic vulnerabilities.

    laments the Biden administration's embrace of costly, futile efforts to outcompete low-cost rivals.
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    How G7 Leaders Can Unlock Financing for Africa

    William Ruto

    With many African countries trapped in perpetual cycles of debt, financing investment in sustainable development has become increasingly difficult, if not impossible. The situation demands that wealthy countries step up and offer debt relief and cancellation, in addition to more concessional and long-term financing.

    urges wealthy countries to help bring the global financial system into line with the developing world's needs.
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    The Threat of Trumpflation and a Fed War

    J. Bradford DeLong thinks monetary hawks should be more worried about the return of a populist demagogue to the White House.
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    Is China Too Old to Get Rich?

    Yi Fuxian explains why the country’s rising median age is at the root of its current malaise.
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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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