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Mauricio Cárdenas

Mauricio Cárdenas

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Mauricio Cárdenas, a former finance minister of Colombia, is Visiting Senior Research Scholar at Columbia University’s Center on Global Energy Policy.

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  1. A Prescription for Healthier Economic and Fiscal Policy
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    A Prescription for Healthier Economic and Fiscal Policy

    Aug 26, 2022 Kemi Adeosun, et al. argue that today’s new generation of crises require finance ministers to rethink their role.

  2. Today’s Crises Are Different
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    Today’s Crises Are Different

    Jun 16, 2022 Mauricio Cárdenas thinks the interrelated threats we face require a better system for providing global public goods.

  3. Colombia’s Battle of Populisms
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    Colombia’s Battle of Populisms

    May 31, 2022 Mauricio Cárdenas explains what’s at stake when two anti-system candidates compete in the presidential runoff in June.

  4. After “Doing Business”
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    After “Doing Business”

    Oct 8, 2021 Mauricio Cárdenas highlights four criteria that should guide any effort by the World Bank to revive its scandal-plagued report.

  5. How to Reach Net Zero
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    How to Reach Net Zero

    Jul 20, 2021 Helen Mountford & Mauricio Cárdenas identify five factors that can help the world to achieve carbon neutrality by mid-century.

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    Africa’s Hobbled Hegemons

    Adekeye Adebajo

    In the face of regional turmoil, rising extremism, and heightened geopolitical tensions, Africa urgently needs strong leadership. But its two most significant regional powers, Nigeria and South Africa, are too constrained by domestic challenges to represent Africa’s interests effectively on the world stage.

    examines the causes of political and economic malaise in Nigeria and South Africa.
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    The US Needs a Techno-Industrial Strategy

    Liza Tobin & Addis Goldman outline a three-pronged approach that would entrench American leadership in advanced industries.
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    The Fed Should Not Cut Interest Rates Yet

    Michael R. Strain argues that declaring victory over inflation, while tempting, would be to misread current economic conditions.
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    Preparing for a Future of Extreme Heat Waves

    Renzo R. Guinto urges political leaders to place resilience at the heart of housing, transport, and water policies.
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    Israel Is Enabling Iran’s War of Attrition

    Shlomo Ben-Ami thinks that Binyamin Netanyahu and his messianic allies are hastening the destruction of the Jewish state.
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    Unlocking IMF Reform

    Barry Eichengreen

    Sketching a reform agenda for the International Monetary Fund is easy; implementing reform is hard. It will require, among other things, the US to give up its veto in the institution, and China to assume more responsibility for global stability and the problems of other economies.

    writes that the key is a governance overhaul combined with a renewed focus on the Fund’s core mission.
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    The King of the Americans

    Steve Pincus observes that the US Supreme Court has given the president powers denied to English monarchs since James II.
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    Will Trump Benefit from the Attempt on His Life?

    Shang-Jin Wei draws parallels between the attack on Trump and the incident that swayed the 2004 Taiwanese election.
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    Fighting Climate Change Requires a Different Mindset

    Sonia Guajajara thinks the rest of the world can learn a lot from how indigenous peoples relate to nature.

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