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Christine Lagarde

Christine Lagarde

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Christine Lagarde, former Managing Director of the International Monetary Fund, is President of the European Central Bank. She previously served as France’s finance minister from 2007-2011.

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  1. It’s Time to Let Women Thrive
     Activists participate in a demonstration for women's rights in Berlin Adam Berry/Getty Images

    It’s Time to Let Women Thrive

    Jan 24, 2018 Erna Solberg & Christine Lagarde emphasize that maximizing female participation in the workforce is an economic as well as a moral imperative.

  2. The Challenge of Economic Inclusion
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    The Challenge of Economic Inclusion

    Jan 11, 2017 Christine Lagarde proposes steps to address the main challenges policymakers will confront in 2017.

  3. The Transitions of 2016
    Christine Lagarde, Managing Director of the International Monetary Fund IMFPhoto/Flickr

    The Transitions of 2016

    Jan 5, 2016 Christine Lagarde hitches the global economy's prospects to China and the Fed.

  4. The Right Price for Preserving Our Climate
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    The Right Price for Preserving Our Climate

    Nov 30, 2015 Christine Lagarde shows why "smart" taxes to cover the full cost of fossil fuels is essential to curbing their use.

  5. The Path to Carbon Pricing
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    The Path to Carbon Pricing

    Oct 19, 2015 Christine Lagarde & Jim Yong Kim map out how to create the incentives needed to cut emissions while protecting the poor.

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    Carbon Credits Hold the Key to Combating Deforestation

    Roselyn Fosuah Adjei explains how nature-based offsets could help reduce emissions and benefit local communities.
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    Alexei Navalny Did Not Die for Nothing

    Ian Buruma

    The Russian opposition leader faced a dilemma that all dissenters in authoritarian states must grapple with: live in exile and fade into obscurity, or confront an oppressive regime and risk imprisonment and torture. Navalny’s choice – and the price he paid for making it – will inspire dissidents for generations to come.

    highlights the crucial role of political martyrs in inspiring resistance to oppressive regimes.
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    The Submergence of Emerging Markets

    Andrés Velasco worries that major middle-income economies are facing a prolonged slowdown, jeopardizing global convergence.
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    How AI Could Reshape Medicine

    Junaid Nabi highlights the new technology’s potential to transform how we diagnose, treat, and prevent diseases.
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    Making Bretton Woods Work for Africa

    Hippolyte Fofack envisions a reformed global financial architecture that provides equal access to long-term patient capital.
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    Making Sense of Society

    Michael Spence considers why a healthy civil society is crucial to good governance and inclusive prosperity.
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    Shock Therapy Killed Navalny

    Antara Haldar argues that while Vladimir Putin bears responsibility, so do the economic policies that put him in power.
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    Putin’s Silk Road Around Sanctions

    Robin Brooks & Simon Johnson urge Europe and the G7 to stop the re-export of Western goods to Russia from Central Asia and the Caucasus.
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    To Fight Climate Change, End Fossil-Fuel Subsidies

    Günther Thallinger & Ludovic Subran urge policymakers to recognize the true costs of a policy that harms the planet and does not help the poor.

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