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Pinelopi Koujianou Goldberg

Pinelopi Koujianou Goldberg

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Pinelopi Koujianou Goldberg, a former World Bank Group chief economist and editor-in-chief of the American Economic Review, is Professor of Economics at Yale University.

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  1. America Should Rethink Its Economic War on China
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    America Should Rethink Its Economic War on China

    Nov 17, 2022 Pinelopi Koujianou Goldberg warns that the new US approach to its main competitor is deeply misguided and possibly dangerous.

  2. What Stopped Globalization?
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    What Stopped Globalization?

    Sep 20, 2022 Pinelopi Koujianou Goldberg shows how the Ukraine war achieved what neither soaring inequality nor the COVID-19 pandemic could.

  3. Rate Hikes Alone Won't Curb Inflation
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    Rate Hikes Alone Won't Curb Inflation

    Jul 21, 2022 Pinelopi Koujianou Goldberg shows why a more comprehensive policy response is needed to rein in rising prices.

  4. To Fight Inflation, Fight Protectionism
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    To Fight Inflation, Fight Protectionism

    May 12, 2022 Pinelopi Koujianou Goldberg touts an effective way for President Joe Biden's administration to do more to reduce costs for US consumers.

  5. Lose-Lose Trade Sanctions
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    Lose-Lose Trade Sanctions

    Mar 17, 2022 Pinelopi Koujianou Goldberg argues that trade sanctions are a politically convenient but economically misguided response to Russia's war.

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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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