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Xavier Vives

Xavier Vives

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Xavier Vives, Professor of Economics and Finance at IESE Business School, is the co-author (with Darrell Duffie, Thierry Foucault, and Laura Veldkamp) of the report Technology and Finance.

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  1. Is SVB the Canary in the Coal Mine?
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    Is SVB the Canary in the Coal Mine?

    Mar 14, 2023 Xavier Vives warns that the bank's sudden collapse points to a larger looming threat to financial stability.

  2. Crypto’s Well-Worn Path to Crisis
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    Crypto’s Well-Worn Path to Crisis

    Dec 2, 2022 Xavier Vives writes that, despite the novelty of the assets, the narrative of FTX’s collapse was established long ago.

  3. Is There a Method to Putin's Madness?
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    Is There a Method to Putin's Madness?

    Mar 2, 2022 Xavier Vives asks whether the Russian president's decision to attack Ukraine was reckless or strategically cunning.

  4. Was COP26 Cheap Talk?
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    Was COP26 Cheap Talk?

    Nov 17, 2021 Xavier Vives assesses the outcome of this year’s UN climate-change conference in light of current global constraints.

  5. Is an Energy Winter Coming to Europe?
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    Is an Energy Winter Coming to Europe?

    Oct 13, 2021 Xavier Vives sees the recent spike in electricity prices as part of a new normal that the continent must confront.

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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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