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Rabah Arezki

Rabah Arezki

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Rabah Arezki, a senior fellow at Harvard Kennedy School, is a former chief economist and vice president at the African Development Bank, a former chief economist of the World Bank’s Middle East and North Africa Region, and a former chief of the commodities unit at the International Monetary Fund.

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  1. The Multilateral Financing Paradox
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    The Multilateral Financing Paradox

    Jan 25, 2023 Rabah Arezki argues that international institutions must lend more to the world’s most vulnerable economies.

  2. Egypt’s Economic Crisis Is a Golden Opportunity
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    Egypt’s Economic Crisis Is a Golden Opportunity

    Jan 18, 2023 Rabah Arezki thinks the country’s aid program represents a chance to implement much-needed structural reforms.

  3. Economics in the New Age of National Security
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    Economics in the New Age of National Security

    Aug 26, 2022 Rabah Arezki thinks the global economy’s increasing fragmentation should prompt a paradigm shift in the discipline.

  4. Preventing Developing-Economy Debt Disasters
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    Preventing Developing-Economy Debt Disasters

    Apr 14, 2022 Rabah Arezki & Mahmoud Mohieldin warn that soaring food and energy prices spell trouble for the world's poor – and countries' balance sheets.

  5. Africa's Coup Wave
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    Africa's Coup Wave

    Mar 14, 2022 Rabah Arezki argues that recent military takeovers should prompt a rethink of democratization in fragile states.

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    Could These Two Trends Save Britain?

    Jim O'Neill sees a pair of economic developments that could deliver a welcome surprise – if policymakers pay attention.
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    The Fed’s Climate Complacency

    Mark Cliffe warns that the US central bank’s approach to climate risk falls woefully short of what is needed.
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    Europe at Debt’s Door

    Hans-Werner Sinn warns that the European Commission's borrowing plans endanger the EU's stability and the single currency.
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    Stealing Russia

    Anders Åslund shows how the war is redistributing massive wealth and resources to President Vladimir Putin and his cronies.
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    Sergei Guriev on Putin, populism, Chinese repression, and more

    Sergei Guriev assesses the strength of the Russian president’s grip on power, predicts that Xi Jinping’s embrace of personalist rule will lead to policy missteps, urges the West to pursue a strategy of “adversarial engagement” toward modern dictators, and more.
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    Tipping the Scales in Myanmar’s Civil War

    Thitinan Pongsudhirak argues that, like Ukraine’s defenders, the country’s armed opposition deserves international support.
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    Educating the World’s Children of Conflict

    Jan Egeland highlights three key principles for ensuring the safety and well-being of traumatized boys and girls.
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    What’s Wrong with ChatGPT?

    Daron Acemoglu & Simon Johnson

    Artificial intelligence is being designed and deployed by corporate America in ways that will disempower and displace workers and degrade the consumer experience, ultimately disappointing most investors. Yet economic history shows that it does not have to be this way.

    worry that the technology will be deployed to replace, rather than empower, humans.
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    Preparing Now for the Next Health Emergencies

    Mamta Murthi urges governments to invest in resilient systems of prevention and care to soften the blow of future crises.

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