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José Antonio Ocampo

José Antonio Ocampo

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José Antonio Ocampo, a former finance minister of Colombia and United Nations under-secretary general, is a professor at Columbia University and Chair of the Independent Commission for the Reform of International Corporate Taxation. He is the author of Resetting the International Monetary (Non)System and co-author (with Luis Bértola) of The Economic Development of Latin America since Independence.

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    Are Central Banks to Blame for Rising Inequality?

    Kenneth Rogoff

    The view that central-bank interest-rate policy can and should be the main driving force behind greater income equality is stupefyingly naive, no matter how often it is stated. Central banks can do more to address the inequality problem, but they cannot do everything.

    argues that monetary policy did not cause, and largely cannot mitigate, increasing income and wealth disparities.
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