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Roger E.A. Farmer

Roger E.A. Farmer

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Roger E. A. Farmer is Professor of Economics at the University of Warwick, Distinguished Emeritus Professor of Economics at UCLA, Management team and Hub Leader for Rebuilding Macroeconomics, and the author of Prosperity for All: How to Prevent Financial Crises.

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  1. Why We Need More Economists
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    Why We Need More Economists

    Oct 8, 2019 Roger E.A. Farmer defends the dismal science's track record of designing policies to promote growth and reduce poverty.

  2. Central Banking’s Bankrupt Narrative
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    Central Banking’s Bankrupt Narrative

    Sep 3, 2019 Roger E.A. Farmer thinks current economic conditions have exposed fundamental flaws in the theory driving monetary-policy decisions.

  3. Paying for the Welfare State Without Raising Taxes
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    Paying for the Welfare State Without Raising Taxes

    Jun 13, 2019 Roger E.A. Farmer urges national treasuries to establish new investment funds to help finance governments' social programs.

  4. Secular Stagnation Revisited
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    Secular Stagnation Revisited

    Sep 4, 2018 Roger E.A. Farmer weighs in on the debate between Joseph Stiglitz and Lawrence Summers about the response to the 2008 crisis.

  5. Equality for All?
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    Equality for All?

    Aug 9, 2018 Roger E.A. Farmer warns Western elites not to put lofty global ideals ahead of domestic constituencies.

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    The Gaza War Goes Global

    Joschka Fischer

    The escalating war in the Middle East must be understood in a broader context. The fact that the Iranian regime felt emboldened to risk a direct strike on Israel attests to a changing world order in which Western power is increasingly open to challenge.

    considers the implications of Iran’s unprecedented decision to launch a direct strike on Israeli territory.
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    Gender-Neutral Fintech Isn’t Working for Women

    Emmanuel Nyirinkindi & Jessica Schnabel show that the industry is not fully delivering on its promise to accelerate financial inclusion.
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    The Urgency of Palestinian Statehood

    Gareth Evans explains why formal international recognition is crucial to ending the intolerable status quo.
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    Quality Journalism Is More Important than Ever

    Anya Schiffrin, et al. explain how policymakers can support rigorous, objective reporting, just as they provide other public goods.
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    Is India’s Economy Overhyped?

    Shang-Jin Wei argues that the country’s rapid development, while undeniable, conceals deeper structural problems.
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    Negotiating a Bigger, Better World Bank

    Michael Krake & Wempi Saputra explain how a new framework will nudge countries to invest in projects that deliver global public goods.
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    The Ozone Layer’s Recovery Shows How to Protect the Planet

    Robert Redford & Xiye Bastida highlight the critical role of international cooperation in preserving the planet’s habitability.
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    The Middle East Needs a Ceasefire Now

    Daoud Kuttab explains why the latest escalation could lead to a truce instead of an all-out military showdown.
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    Overcoming the Development-Project Implementation Gap

    Jorge Moreira da Silva highlights ways to strengthen the International Development Association’s already-powerful impact.

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