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Christopher Pissarides

Christopher Pissarides

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Christopher Pissarides, a Nobel laureate economist, is Professor of Economics at the London School of Economics.

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  1. Leveraging Data for the Public Good
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    Leveraging Data for the Public Good

    Oct 19, 2022 Christopher Pissarides, et al. explain why governments and businesses must collaborate on how best to use the universal currency of our era.

  2. Cracking the Job Code
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    Cracking the Job Code

    Aug 22, 2022 Christopher Pissarides & Anu Madgavkar present new research suggesting that many employers should revise their hiring and retention strategies.

  3. Lessons from the Economic-Epidemiological Frontier
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    Lessons from the Economic-Epidemiological Frontier

    Apr 29, 2020 Christopher Pissarides, et al. see two reasons why governments should enforce social distancing rather than aiming for rapid “herd immunity.”

  4. Why Worry About Automation?
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    Why Worry About Automation?

    Dec 2, 2019 Christopher Pissarides raises three questions about the impact of today's digital technologies on the labor market.

  5. Don’t Squander the Techno-Revolution
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    Don’t Squander the Techno-Revolution

    Jul 31, 2019 Christopher Pissarides & Jacques Bughin call for proactive measures both to guide new innovations and manage their effects on labor markets.

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    The Zero-COVID Revolution?

    After tens of thousands of Chinese took to the streets in cities throughout the country, China’s government has begun to loosen pandemic restrictions. But, while an exit from the controversial zero-COVID policy was long overdue, the path ahead is strewn with pitfalls, and hopes for a sustained wave of Chinese popular resistance are likely misplaced.

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    What US Leadership Can Do for Nature

    Russ Feingold shows how America can contribute to conservation despite its failure to ratify the biodiversity convention.
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    The Global Climate-Finance Challenge

    Vera Songwe, et al. show how to mobilize the funding developing countries will need to avert the worst effects of global warming.
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    All Pain and No Gain from Higher Interest Rates

    Joseph E. Stiglitz

    In the name of taming inflation, central banks have deliberately set themselves on a path to cause a recession – or to worsen it if it comes anyway. Worse, today's monetary-policy tightening will leave long-lasting scars, whereas more carefully considered responses would work better and yield long-term benefits.

    explains why the current demand-focused approach to taming inflation is all wrong.
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    Ending the Austerity Pandemic

    Isabel Ortiz & Matthew Cummins warn that governments are returning to the same failed belt-tightening policies of the past.
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    The Hard-Won Benefits of Soft Diplomacy

    Kishore Mahbubani praises Indonesia's more consultative and culturally attuned approach to international affairs.
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    China After Zero-COVID

    Qian Liu thinks the protests made it easier for officials to exit a policy that a faltering economy had made untenable.
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    China’s Zero-COVID Muddle

    Minxin Pei

    Chinese leaders’ refusal to adopt a clear stance on zero-COVID is pure politics: nobody wants to be blamed for whatever surge in infections, hospitalizations, and deaths follows a reopening. But the longer the authorities attempt to avoid responsibility and muddle through, the greater the risk to public health.

    warns that the government’s refusal to devise a comprehensive and systematic exit strategy could create the worst of two worlds.
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    FIFA’s World Cup Follies

    Ian Buruma dives into the thicket of fatuousness, hypocrisy, and greed that the tournament has become.

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