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Edmund S. Phelps

Edmund S. Phelps

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Edmund S. Phelps, the 2006 Nobel laureate in economics and Director of the Center on Capitalism and Society at Columbia University, is author of Mass Flourishing and co-author of Dynamism.

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  1. Recovering Prosperity
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    Recovering Prosperity

    Sep 28, 2021 Edmund S. Phelps & Mohammad A. Salhut argue that the key to success is to nurture the values that drive innovation.

  2. An Interview with Edmund S. Phelps
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    An Interview with Edmund S. Phelps

    May 4, 2021 Edmund S. Phelps identifies thinkers who led economics astray, assesses China’s innovative capacity, and shows why employment subsidies would do far more good than a universal basic income.

  3. The Economic Case for Biden
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    The Economic Case for Biden

    Sep 21, 2020 Edmund S. Phelps explains why the Democratic ticket is better not just for American democracy but also for the US economy.

  4. Poverty as Injustice
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    Poverty as Injustice

    Aug 28, 2020 Edmund S. Phelps considers how Western societies can strike a balance between social support and economic growth.

  5. The Robot Question
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    The Robot Question

    Aug 6, 2020 Edmund S. Phelps considers the effects of automation and artificial intelligence from the perspective of welfare economics.

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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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