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Michael Heise

Michael Heise

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Michael Heise is Chief Economist of Allianz SE and the author of Emerging From the Euro Debt Crisis: Making the Single Currency Work.

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  1. The ECB Needs New Inflation Rules
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    The ECB Needs New Inflation Rules

    Jul 2, 2019 Michael Heise argues that a medium-term target for price stability would bolster the European Central Bank's credibility.

  2. The Debt Shackles Return
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    The Debt Shackles Return

    May 15, 2018 Michael Heise advocates counter-cyclical measures to help avoid yet another debt-fueled crisis.

  3. Germany’s Coming Silver Age
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    Germany’s Coming Silver Age

    Apr 25, 2017 Michael Heise warns policymakers that increased immigration will not eliminate the need for entitlement reforms.

  4. What’s Better Than a Border Adjustment Tax?
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    What’s Better Than a Border Adjustment Tax?

    Mar 8, 2017 Michael Heise explains the risks of the US administration's likely tax reform – and proposes an alternative.

  5. Rewriting the Monetary-Policy Script
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    Rewriting the Monetary-Policy Script

    Mar 2, 2017 Michael Heise urges central banks to abandon the fallacy that interest-rates' impact can be accurately predicted.

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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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