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Kevin P. Gallagher

Kevin P. Gallagher

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Kevin P. Gallagher is Professor of Global Development Policy at Boston University and Director of the Boston University Global Development Policy Center.

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  1. The IMF Needs to Lead on Climate Finance
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    The IMF Needs to Lead on Climate Finance

    Dec 15, 2023 Laurence Tubiana & Kevin P. Gallagher show why the Fund must play a vital role in closing the gaps left by the latest UN Climate Change Conference.

  2. The IMF Needs to Mitigate Climate Transition Risk
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    The IMF Needs to Mitigate Climate Transition Risk

    Apr 11, 2022 Xiaobei He, et al. call for more coordination to prevent policies in one country from destabilizing economies elsewhere.

  3. The IMF's Unfinished Business
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    The IMF's Unfinished Business

    Mar 7, 2022 Joseph E. Stiglitz & Kevin P. Gallagher urge the Fund to greenlight members' use of capital controls as a tool to preserve financial stability.

  4. China Takes the Lead in Development Finance
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    China Takes the Lead in Development Finance

    Dec 9, 2020 Kevin P. Gallagher & Rebecca Ray highlight the potential benefits and risks of the country's massive increase in lending to poorer economies.

  5. The G20 Debt Plan Does Not Go Far Enough
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    The G20 Debt Plan Does Not Go Far Enough

    Nov 24, 2020 Shamshad Akhtar, et al. propose a comprehensive new initiative aimed at fostering an inclusive green recovery worldwide.

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    The Defining Economic Issue of the US Election

    Stephen S. Roach argues that the high price level, not inflation, is weighing on voters ahead of the presidential election.
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    What Does the EU Election Mean for European Climate Policy?

    Laurence Tubiana explains how green campaigners can strengthen their message to appeal to ordinary voters.
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    The Geopolitical Imperative to Upgrade the Dollar

    Jordan Bleicher & Josh Lipsky explain how emerging technologies are facilitating efforts to challenge the greenback’s global dominance.
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    Let the Giggers Fight Inflation

    Todd G. Buchholz criticizes efforts by US regulators to throttle the proliferation of independent contractors.
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    The Putin-Kim Pact Is an Opportunity for the West

    Ana Palacio

    The Russia-North Korea defense pact leaves no doubt about Russian President Vladimir Putin’s determination to overthrow the existing international order. But the agreement could also strain the Kremlin’s relations with China, potentially disrupting Sino-Russian efforts to undermine Western unity.

    urges policymakers to leverage the rogue partnership to drive a wedge between Russia and China.
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    What Climate-Vulnerable Developing Countries Need Right Now

    Mia Amor Mottley & Wale Edun

    Since the COVID-19 pandemic and Russia’s invasion of Ukraine, geopolitical tensions have dominated the global agenda, hindering collective efforts to address climate change. With the world still warming, urgent measures are needed to make investment in sustainable development feasible and affordable for everyone.

    propose a blueprint to unlock financing and kickstart investment in adaptation and clean energy.
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    Two Cheers for Identity Politics

    James Livingston argues that critics of the contemporary focus on issues of race, gender, and sexuality are ignoring history.
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    What the Next EU Leadership Must Do

    Carl Bildt offers a broad outline of the bloc's biggest challenges following this month's European Parliament election.
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    China Must Not Choose the Next Dalai Lama

    Brahma Chellaney urges the US and India to work together to protect the more than 600-year-old institution.

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