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Landry Signé

Landry Signé

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Landry Signé, Professor and Executive Director at the Thunderbird School of Global Management in Washington, DC, is a senior fellow at the Brookings Institution, a distinguished fellow at Stanford University, and Co-Chair of the World Economic Forum’s Regional Action Group for Africa.

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  1. A Year of Opportunity for Africa
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    A Year of Opportunity for Africa

    Jan 13, 2023 Landry Signé proposes several steps governments across the continent can take to ensure a sustainable future.

  2. The Key to Unlocking Africa’s Economic Potential
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    The Key to Unlocking Africa’s Economic Potential

    Sep 23, 2022 Landry Signé explains why fostering trade integration and regional value chains is essential for the continent to prosper.

  3. The Anatomy of Technology Regulation
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    The Anatomy of Technology Regulation

    Feb 9, 2022 Nicholas Davis, et al. outline the factors contributing to policy divergence across otherwise similar countries.

  4. Digitalizing Africa's Mines
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    Digitalizing Africa's Mines

    Nov 23, 2021 Landry Signé has high hopes for the changes the Fourth Industrial Revolution can bring to Africa’s natural-resource sector.

  5. Africa Must Produce Its Own Vaccines
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    Africa Must Produce Its Own Vaccines

    Sep 1, 2021 Landry Signé touts multilateral efforts to enable the continent to avoid future shortages of key pharmaceutical products.

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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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