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Sergei Guriev

Sergei Guriev

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Sergei Guriev, Provost and Professor of Economics at Sciences Po, is the co-author (with Daniel Treisman) of Spin Dictators: The Changing Face of Tyranny in the 21st Century (Princeton University Press, 2022).

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  1. Disquiet on the Western Front
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    Disquiet on the Western Front

    Nov 10, 2022 Sergei Guriev calls attention to the threat of autocratic influence peddling in democratic capitals.

  2. Europe’s Oil Embargo Is Not Enough
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    Europe’s Oil Embargo Is Not Enough

    Jun 3, 2022 Sergei Guriev makes the case for the immediate imposition of a price cap on Russian crude.

  3. The Incredible Bouncing Ruble
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    The Incredible Bouncing Ruble

    Apr 12, 2022 Sergei Guriev argues that the factors driving the currency's appreciation do not bode well for the Russian economy.

  4. China's Time for Global Leadership
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    China's Time for Global Leadership

    Mar 17, 2022 Stephen S. Roach, et al. call on the country's leaders to leverage their partnership with Russia to stand up for peace in Ukraine.

  5. The Greening of the Kremlin
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    The Greening of the Kremlin

    Oct 28, 2021 Sergei Guriev identifies two likely reasons for Russian President Vladimir Putin's newfound climate ambition.

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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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