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Zia Qureshi

Zia Qureshi

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Zia Qureshi, a former director of development economics at the World Bank, is a non-resident senior fellow at the Brookings Institution.

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  1. Intellectual Property, Not Intellectual Monopoly
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    Intellectual Property, Not Intellectual Monopoly

    Jul 11, 2018 Zia Qureshi advocates for updated patent systems and reinvigorated government research programs to boost innovation.

  2. The Danger in Today’s Good Economic News
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    The Danger in Today’s Good Economic News

    Jan 11, 2018 Kemal Derviş & Zia Qureshi argue that, if left unaddressed, rising inequality will act as a powerful brake on the current expansion.

  3. The Not-So-Dire Future of Work
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    The Not-So-Dire Future of Work

    Oct 19, 2017 Zia Qureshi proposes specific policies to enable workers and economies to benefit from technological change.

  4. Probing the Productivity Paradox
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    Probing the Productivity Paradox

    Sep 14, 2016 Kemal Derviş & Zia Qureshi ask why growth in output per hour worked is slowing, despite continued technological innovation.

  5. Infrastructure for a Sustainable Future
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    Infrastructure for a Sustainable Future

    Feb 24, 2016 Zia Qureshi argues that closing the infrastructure gap and mitigating climate change go hand in hand.

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    Carbon Credits Hold the Key to Combating Deforestation

    Roselyn Fosuah Adjei explains how nature-based offsets could help reduce emissions and benefit local communities.
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    Alexei Navalny Did Not Die for Nothing

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    The Russian opposition leader faced a dilemma that all dissenters in authoritarian states must grapple with: live in exile and fade into obscurity, or confront an oppressive regime and risk imprisonment and torture. Navalny’s choice – and the price he paid for making it – will inspire dissidents for generations to come.

    highlights the crucial role of political martyrs in inspiring resistance to oppressive regimes.
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    The Submergence of Emerging Markets

    Andrés Velasco worries that major middle-income economies are facing a prolonged slowdown, jeopardizing global convergence.
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    How AI Could Reshape Medicine

    Junaid Nabi highlights the new technology’s potential to transform how we diagnose, treat, and prevent diseases.
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    Making Bretton Woods Work for Africa

    Hippolyte Fofack envisions a reformed global financial architecture that provides equal access to long-term patient capital.
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    Making Sense of Society

    Michael Spence considers why a healthy civil society is crucial to good governance and inclusive prosperity.
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    Shock Therapy Killed Navalny

    Antara Haldar argues that while Vladimir Putin bears responsibility, so do the economic policies that put him in power.
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    Putin’s Silk Road Around Sanctions

    Robin Brooks & Simon Johnson urge Europe and the G7 to stop the re-export of Western goods to Russia from Central Asia and the Caucasus.
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    To Fight Climate Change, End Fossil-Fuel Subsidies

    Günther Thallinger & Ludovic Subran urge policymakers to recognize the true costs of a policy that harms the planet and does not help the poor.

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