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Mohamed A. El-Erian

Mohamed A. El-Erian

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Mohamed A. El-Erian, President of Queens’ College at the University of Cambridge, is a professor at the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania and the author of The Only Game in Town: Central Banks, Instability, and Avoiding the Next Collapse (Random House, 2016).

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  1. A Shocking Ten Days for the UK
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    A Shocking Ten Days for the UK

    Oct 3, 2022 Mohamed A. El-Erian explains what policymakers must do to avoid further financial and economic upheaval.

  2. The Cost of the Fed’s Challenged Credibility
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    The Cost of the Fed’s Challenged Credibility

    Sep 28, 2022 Mohamed A. El-Erian interprets the latest market tumult as the price of delaying monetary-policy tightening for too long.

  3. The Problem with the Current Russia Sanctions Regime
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    The Problem with the Current Russia Sanctions Regime

    Jul 21, 2022 Mohamed A. El-Erian explains how the West's strategy of muddling through could result in the worst of all possible worlds.

  4. Mohamed A. El-Erian on US monetary policy, the Ukraine war's economic fallout, stock-market resilience, and more
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    Mohamed A. El-Erian on US monetary policy, the Ukraine war's economic fallout, stock-market resilience, and more

    Jul 12, 2022 Mohamed A. El-Erian warns that the US Federal Reserve’s past failures have left it with no good options, describes the pillars of a US response to the economic impact of Russia’s war, and proposes new rules for countries’ long-term growth strategies.

  5. Saudi Arabia Is Swinging Again – But for How Long?
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    Saudi Arabia Is Swinging Again – But for How Long?

    Jun 7, 2022 Mohamed A. El-Erian thinks the Kingdom’s reemergence as the key global producer is significant but is unlikely to last.

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    Resentment on the Western Front

    Sławomir Sierakowski thinks the Polish public needs a more open and honest conversation about refugees before resentment spirals.
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    Crypto’s Well-Worn Path to Crisis

    Xavier Vives writes that, despite the novelty of the assets, the narrative of FTX’s collapse was established long ago.
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    The Unavoidable Crash

    Nouriel Roubini anticipates a stagflationary debt crisis, owing to a dangerous combination of inflation and over-borrowing.
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    War Over Taiwan?

    Joseph S. Nye, Jr. considers whether a deterrence arrangement that has worked for 50 years is still sufficient.
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    The Contested Fed

    James Livingston

    By all accounts, central banks – particularly the Fed, because the dollar is still the world’s dominant currency – already act as investment authorities. But their recent bailouts have exacerbated economic inequality, and have done little or nothing to address climate change.

    reviews three books that, each in its own way, reveal a central truth about the world’s leading central bank.
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    The Economics of Mainstreaming Climate Action

    Jean Pisani-Ferry & Selma Mahfouz identify the risks and short-term costs associated with the energy transition over the next decade.
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    Killing Twitter

    Antara Haldar explains what Elon Musk fundamentally misunderstands about the platform – and about free speech.
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    The Napoleons of Big Tech

    Bill Emmott

    Recent events in the technology sector suggest that investors and lenders should be demanding a premium to cover the risk that a star entrepreneur will become an egomaniacal dictator. With each business cycle, it seems, old lessons must be relearned.

    sees in the industry’s harsh reckoning this year lessons that apparently can’t be learned often enough.
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    The Crypto Emperor’s New Clothes

    The collapse of several crypto platforms this year – including the spectacular crash of the second-largest cryptocurrency exchange, FTX – has raised fundamental questions about the credibility of a digital innovation once hailed as the key to democratizing finance. Has crypto finally been exposed as a scam, or will a new, stronger crypto industry emerge from the current turmoil?

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