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Carmen M. Reinhart

Carmen M. Reinhart

Writing for PS since 2014
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Carmen M. Reinhart is Chief Economist of the World Bank Group. 

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  1. Private-Debt Risks Are Hiding in Plain Sight
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    Private-Debt Risks Are Hiding in Plain Sight

    May 2, 2022 Carmen M. Reinhart & Leora Klapper warn that in the absence of timely action, a wave of non-performing loans could hamper economic recovery.

  2. The Return of Global Inflation
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    The Return of Global Inflation

    Feb 11, 2022 Carmen M. Reinhart & Clemens Graf von Luckner see a development that began in the advanced economies becoming increasingly prevalent worldwide.

  3. The Quiet Financial Crisis
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    The Quiet Financial Crisis

    Jan 7, 2021 Carmen M. Reinhart warns that the pandemic’s impact on household and corporate balance sheets jeopardizes economic recovery.

  4. Preventing a COVID-19 Food Crisis
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    Preventing a COVID-19 Food Crisis

    May 15, 2020 Carmen M. Reinhart & Rob Subbaraman urge governments to cooperate on addressing supply-chain disruptions and refrain from protectionist measures.

  5. Restructuring Argentina’s Private Debt is Essential
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    Restructuring Argentina’s Private Debt is Essential

    May 6, 2020 Joseph E. Stiglitz, et al. urge private creditors to accept a proposal that many other crisis-hit economies will need as well.

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    Resentment on the Western Front

    Sławomir Sierakowski thinks the Polish public needs a more open and honest conversation about refugees before resentment spirals.
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    Crypto’s Well-Worn Path to Crisis

    Xavier Vives writes that, despite the novelty of the assets, the narrative of FTX’s collapse was established long ago.
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    The Unavoidable Crash

    Nouriel Roubini anticipates a stagflationary debt crisis, owing to a dangerous combination of inflation and over-borrowing.
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    War Over Taiwan?

    Joseph S. Nye, Jr. considers whether a deterrence arrangement that has worked for 50 years is still sufficient.
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    The Contested Fed

    James Livingston

    By all accounts, central banks – particularly the Fed, because the dollar is still the world’s dominant currency – already act as investment authorities. But their recent bailouts have exacerbated economic inequality, and have done little or nothing to address climate change.

    reviews three books that, each in its own way, reveal a central truth about the world’s leading central bank.
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    The Economics of Mainstreaming Climate Action

    Jean Pisani-Ferry & Selma Mahfouz identify the risks and short-term costs associated with the energy transition over the next decade.
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    Killing Twitter

    Antara Haldar explains what Elon Musk fundamentally misunderstands about the platform – and about free speech.
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    The Napoleons of Big Tech

    Bill Emmott

    Recent events in the technology sector suggest that investors and lenders should be demanding a premium to cover the risk that a star entrepreneur will become an egomaniacal dictator. With each business cycle, it seems, old lessons must be relearned.

    sees in the industry’s harsh reckoning this year lessons that apparently can’t be learned often enough.
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    The Crypto Emperor’s New Clothes

    The collapse of several crypto platforms this year – including the spectacular crash of the second-largest cryptocurrency exchange, FTX – has raised fundamental questions about the credibility of a digital innovation once hailed as the key to democratizing finance. Has crypto finally been exposed as a scam, or will a new, stronger crypto industry emerge from the current turmoil?

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