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Hippolyte Fofack

Hippolyte Fofack

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Hippolyte Fofack is Chief Economist and Director of Research at the African Export-Import Bank (Afreximbank).

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  1. Fairer Green Finance
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    Fairer Green Finance

    Nov 14, 2022 Hippolyte Fofack explains how to channel investment in climate-resilient infrastructure to where it is needed most.

  2. Climate Injustice and the Curse of Illusory Growth
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    Climate Injustice and the Curse of Illusory Growth

    Sep 9, 2022 Hippolyte Fofack shows why achieving global income convergence and sustainable development will require a new economic model.

  3. How to Beat Developing-Market Debt Crises
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    How to Beat Developing-Market Debt Crises

    Jul 25, 2022 Hippolyte Fofack urges major central banks to deploy swap lines and other tools to head off a looming liquidity crunch.

  4. The Great Inflation Trade-Off
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    The Great Inflation Trade-Off

    May 12, 2022 Hippolyte Fofack warns that central bankers’ belated efforts to curb price increases will carry a high economic cost.

  5. Africa’s Long Post-COVID Climb
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    Africa’s Long Post-COVID Climb

    Apr 13, 2022 Hippolyte Fofack highlights the mounting global risks to the region’s continued economic recovery in 2022.

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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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