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Todd G. Buchholz

Todd G. Buchholz

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Todd G. Buchholz, a former White House director of economic policy under President George H.W. Bush and managing director of the Tiger hedge fund, is the recipient of the Harvard Department of Economics’ Allyn Young Teaching Prize. He is the author of New Ideas from Dead Economists (Plume, 2021), The Price of Prosperity (Harper, 2016), and co-author of the musical Glory Ride.

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  1. The US Treasury’s Bond Blunder Will Cost Gen Z Dearly
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    The US Treasury’s Bond Blunder Will Cost Gen Z Dearly

    May 1, 2024 Todd G. Buchholz & James Carter thinks the US should have locked in favorable borrowing rates when it had the chance.

  2. Big Tech Shocks Electric Utilities
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    Big Tech Shocks Electric Utilities

    Mar 19, 2024 Todd G. Buchholz & Michael Mindlin explain why the sector is getting a boost from fast-growing companies that cannot afford to lose power.

  3. Will Cupid’s Aim Improve?
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    Will Cupid’s Aim Improve?

    Feb 12, 2024 Todd G. Buchholz predicts that more young Americans will find partners, get married, and have children in coming years.

  4. Are Electric Cars a Dead End?
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    Are Electric Cars a Dead End?

    Jan 25, 2024 Todd G. Buchholz explains why consumers remain wary of the technology despite all the policies designed to boost adoption.

  5. America after Peak Cars and Snacks
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    America after Peak Cars and Snacks

    Nov 16, 2023 Todd G. Buchholz predicts that consumers’ declining appetite for gas guzzlers and calories will reshape the US economy.

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    The Dangers of a US Capital Inflow Tax

    Maurice Obstfeld worries that a little-known, highly costly method of deficit reduction is gaining political traction.
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    Europe’s Green Transition Requires More Skilled Workers

    Julie Beaufils urges policymakers to boost the attractiveness of technical vocations by expanding access to apprenticeships.
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    A Monetary and Economic Order Fit for the Twenty-First Century

    Ulrich Volz, et al. identify eight priorities to build a more resilient, inclusive, and sustainable global financial architecture.
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    Putting Africa on the Path to Prosperity

    Mohamed Ould Ghazouani & Ajay Banga urge the G7 to focus on the continent’s future, and on five priorities in particular, at this week’s summit.
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    Anatomy of a Massacre

    Shlomo Ben-Ami

    The 1860 massacre of Christians in Damascus holds useful lessons about what it takes to arrest – and recover from – inter-communal violence. But there is a difference between a pogrom and a genocide, and conflating the two can do more harm than good.

    considers what the 1860 massacre of Christians in Damascus can and cannot teach us about preventing genocide.
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    AI: Hope or Hype?

    Whether generative artificial intelligence will do more harm or good to our families, economies, and societies remains an open question. In devising strategies for harnessing the technology, optimism is undoubtedly warranted, but it should not come at the expense of realism.

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    How Denmark Keeps the Far Right at Bay

    Michael Ehrenreich explains how mainstream parties have neutralized the threat of right-wing populists.
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    How Techno-Libertarians Fell in Love with Big Government

    Quinn Slobodian argues Silicon Valley investors are against the state only insofar as it is not enriching them personally.
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    How Chinese Savings Can Support the Global Green Transition

    Daniel Gros urges the EU to welcome cheap low-carbon goods, such as electric vehicles, from China.

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