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Mark Cliffe

Mark Cliffe

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Mark Cliff is Visiting Professor at the London Institute of Banking and Finance.

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  1. The Sting of Climate Risk Is in the Tails
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    The Sting of Climate Risk Is in the Tails

    Sep 22, 2022 Mark Cliffe thinks conventional models have overemphasized the long term at the expense of more immediate threats.

  2. The Case for Green Consumer Taxes
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    The Case for Green Consumer Taxes

    Apr 20, 2021 Mark Cliffe proposes an old idea whose time has come as governments seek a sustainable and inclusive post-pandemic recovery.

  3. A Sustainable Recovery Must Be More Than Green
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    A Sustainable Recovery Must Be More Than Green

    Jun 10, 2020 Mark Cliffe proposes how best to advance climate-mitigation and adaptation policies in the coming months.

  4. There’s More to Life than GDP
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    There’s More to Life than GDP

    Dec 26, 2019 Mark Cliffe points out the many holes in the prevailing approach to measuring welfare, and fears they are growing bigger.

  5. What Economists Still Need to Learn
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    What Economists Still Need to Learn

    Sep 9, 2019 Mark Cliffe says the profession has failed to absorb three crucial sets of lessons from the 2008 global financial crisis.

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    The Key to Unlocking Africa’s Economic Potential

    Landry Signé explains why fostering trade integration and regional value chains is essential for the continent to prosper.
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    Geopolitical Davids and Goliaths

    Harold James considers lessons from smaller countries about how to wield power and influence in the twenty-first century.
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    Preparing for the Next Global Catastrophe

    José Manuel Barroso explains why global leaders must focus on creating equitable response mechanisms ahead of the next crisis.
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    Italy’s Next Government Must Tackle Climate Security

    Luca Bergamaschi shows why the country’s politicians can no longer afford to ignore a major threat to national security.
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    Europe and the New Non-Alignment

    Laurence Tubiana

    Despite the massive civilian suffering in Ukraine, many countries have been wary of taking sides, owing both to a perception of European double standards and to Russia’s leverage over energy and commodity prices. But while new geopolitical dynamics have complicated climate advocacy, they certainly haven't derailed it.

    sees both challenges and opportunities for climate policy in an era of geopolitical fragmentation.
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    The Sting of Climate Risk Is in the Tails

    Mark Cliffe thinks conventional models have overemphasized the long term at the expense of more immediate threats.
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    Should Humanities Professors Be Automated?

    Nicholas Agar considers the implications of recent successes with AI-generated academic research and writing.
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    Should Energy Companies’ Windfall Profits Be Taxed?

    Imposing a one-off tax on energy companies’ extraordinary profits might seem like a no-brainer at a time of soaring inflation, but the idea has more than a few detractors. As policymakers in a growing number of economies move ahead, we asked PS commentators whether they are right to do so.

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    The Global Necessity of American Democracy

    Javier Solana shows why the political health of the United States has become a matter of global concern.

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