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Jean Pisani-Ferry

Jean Pisani-Ferry

Writing for PS since 2010
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Jean Pisani-Ferry, a senior fellow at the Brussels-based think tank Bruegel and a senior non-resident fellow at the Peterson Institute for International Economics, holds the Tommaso Padoa-Schioppa chair at the European University Institute.

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  1. Can Climate Investment be Financed by Debt?
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    Can Climate Investment be Financed by Debt?

    Jul 4, 2023 Jean Pisani-Ferry urges EU leaders and member states to address a fiscal question that they have long ignored.

  2. Europe’s Climate Quandary
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    Europe’s Climate Quandary

    Jun 1, 2023 Jean Pisani-Ferry assesses the inevitable trade-offs the European Union must confront in achieving its clean-energy targets.

  3. The Economic Threat of Undisciplined Geopolitical Primacy
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    The Economic Threat of Undisciplined Geopolitical Primacy

    May 1, 2023 Jean Pisani-Ferry argues that the mismanagement of globalization does not negate its overall benefits.

  4. Can “Cooperative Rivalry” Work?
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    Can “Cooperative Rivalry” Work?

    Mar 28, 2023 Jean Pisani-Ferry worries that America and China will be unable to find common ground on preserving the global commons.

  5. Reinventing the European Union
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    Reinventing the European Union

    Feb 27, 2023 Jean Pisani-Ferry explains why, for the third time, member states must redefine the bloc's priorities, structure, and purpose.

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    The Sino-American Trade War Benefits China’s Competitors

    Arvind Subramanian warns that escalating protectionism, while dangerous, could end up helping developing countries like India.
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    Is the Quad Becoming a Potemkin Alliance?

    Brahma Chellaney fears that US President Joe Biden’s conciliatory approach toward China is undermining Indo-Pacific security.
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    The High Costs of the New US Tariffs on Chinese EVs

    Pinelopi Koujianou Goldberg

    Every time one set of protectionist measures against China disappoints, the United States escalates its economic war in the hope that additional restrictions will prove more effective. Yet by slapping massive tariffs on Chinese electric vehicles, America has laid bare its own hypocrisy and economic vulnerabilities.

    laments the Biden administration's embrace of costly, futile efforts to outcompete low-cost rivals.
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    How G7 Leaders Can Unlock Financing for Africa

    William Ruto

    With many African countries trapped in perpetual cycles of debt, financing investment in sustainable development has become increasingly difficult, if not impossible. The situation demands that wealthy countries step up and offer debt relief and cancellation, in addition to more concessional and long-term financing.

    urges wealthy countries to help bring the global financial system into line with the developing world's needs.
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    The Threat of Trumpflation and a Fed War

    J. Bradford DeLong thinks monetary hawks should be more worried about the return of a populist demagogue to the White House.
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    Is China Too Old to Get Rich?

    Yi Fuxian explains why the country’s rising median age is at the root of its current malaise.
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    The Dangerous Retreat into Protectionism

    Carl Bildt warns that nothing good will come from a more deeply fragmented global economy.
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    The Case for Ukraine’s NATO Accession

    Yuriy Gorodnichenko & Ilona Sologoub explain why giving in to the Kremlin’s nuclear blackmail could push the alliance into a death spiral.
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    Don’t Believe the AI Hype

    Daron Acemoglu finds nothing to support widely cited assessments of the technology’s near-term potential.

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