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Erik Berglöf

Erik Berglöf

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Erik Berglöf is Chief Economist of the Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank. 

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  1. Nature as Infrastructure
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    Nature as Infrastructure

    Dec 4, 2023 Erik Berglöf urges leaders to assess what natural landscapes can deliver before considering “grey” solutions.

  2. The Promise and Peril of Decarbonization
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    The Promise and Peril of Decarbonization

    Oct 6, 2023 Erik Berglöf outlines steps that governments and multilateral lenders could take to reach net-zero emissions.

  3. Fostering Climate Agency Where It Counts
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    Fostering Climate Agency Where It Counts

    Jun 13, 2023 Rania Al-Mashat & Erik Berglöf explain how governments can mobilize public and private capital to achieve sustainability goals.

  4. How Developing Countries Can Reach Net Zero
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    How Developing Countries Can Reach Net Zero

    Nov 2, 2022 Erik Berglöf says that the most climate-vulnerable countries must strengthen state capacity to build sustainable economies.

  5. The Trust-but-Verify Path to Net Zero
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    The Trust-but-Verify Path to Net Zero

    Feb 21, 2022 Erik Berglöf thinks reviving a Cold War superpower maxim could help to boost multilateral cooperation on climate policy.

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    America’s Childcare Is Unfit for the Postmodern Age

    Bruce Ackerman urges US President Joe Biden to put universal preschool at the center of his re-election campaign.
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    History Already Tells Us the Future of AI

    Daron Acemoglu & Simon Johnson find policy lessons for the 2020s in the work of the early-nineteenth-century economist David Ricardo.
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    Trump and the Risk of a US Debt Default

    William L. Silber thinks the former president would be even more reckless if awarded another term this year.
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    Europe’s Red Tape Is Helping Russia

    Laurence Boone & Nicu Popescu

    The European Union’s cumbersome and narrowly defined regulations for public procurement and spending are not simply inadequate; they are dangerous. They weaken the bloc’s ability to protect itself from a broad range of Russian hybrid attacks while prolonging Russia’s aggression in Ukraine.

    propose a European Defense Production Act to help fast-track processes for public procurement and spending.
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    What to Look for in Trump’s First Trial

    Eric Posner

    The intricate legal issues and colorful characters in Donald Trump's criminal trials will undoubtedly keep the media and the viewing public enraptured for months to come. But when it comes to the 2024 election, all that really matters is how the defendant appears to a narrow sliver of undecided voters.

    points out that optics, more than the law or the facts, will be what matters most for the election.
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    AI Holds the Key to Resilient Cities

    Justina Nixon-Saintil surveys the technology's foreseeable applications in promoting urban sustainable development.
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    How Risky Is Japan’s Monetary-Policy Normalization?

    Takatoshi Ito considers the implications of the central bank’s exit from negative interest rates and quantitative easing.
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    As Families Change, So Must the Safety Net

    Neha Bansal urges governments to implement policies that promote intergenerational integration and solidarity.
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    The Language of Political Control

    Robert Skidelsky views recent linguistic innovations as manipulative efforts to compel “correct” thought and perception.

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