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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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    Carbon Credits Hold the Key to Combating Deforestation

    Roselyn Fosuah Adjei explains how nature-based offsets could help reduce emissions and benefit local communities.
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    Alexei Navalny Did Not Die for Nothing

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    The Russian opposition leader faced a dilemma that all dissenters in authoritarian states must grapple with: live in exile and fade into obscurity, or confront an oppressive regime and risk imprisonment and torture. Navalny’s choice – and the price he paid for making it – will inspire dissidents for generations to come.

    highlights the crucial role of political martyrs in inspiring resistance to oppressive regimes.
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    The Submergence of Emerging Markets

    Andrés Velasco worries that major middle-income economies are facing a prolonged slowdown, jeopardizing global convergence.
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    How AI Could Reshape Medicine

    Junaid Nabi highlights the new technology’s potential to transform how we diagnose, treat, and prevent diseases.
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    Making Bretton Woods Work for Africa

    Hippolyte Fofack envisions a reformed global financial architecture that provides equal access to long-term patient capital.
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    Making Sense of Society

    Michael Spence considers why a healthy civil society is crucial to good governance and inclusive prosperity.
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    Shock Therapy Killed Navalny

    Antara Haldar argues that while Vladimir Putin bears responsibility, so do the economic policies that put him in power.
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    Putin’s Silk Road Around Sanctions

    Robin Brooks & Simon Johnson urge Europe and the G7 to stop the re-export of Western goods to Russia from Central Asia and the Caucasus.
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    To Fight Climate Change, End Fossil-Fuel Subsidies

    Günther Thallinger & Ludovic Subran urge policymakers to recognize the true costs of a policy that harms the planet and does not help the poor.

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