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    Flattening the Global Curve

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    1. Erik BerglöfErik Berglöf ,
    2. Gordon BrownGordon Brown ,
    3. Brahima CoulibalyBrahima Coulibaly ,
    4. Jeremy FarrarJeremy Farrar ,
    5. Jayati GhoshJayati Ghosh ,
    6. Pierre-Olivier GourinchasPierre-Olivier Gourinchas ,
    7. Stephany Griffith-JonesStephany Griffith-Jones ,
    8. Chang-Tai HsiehChang-Tai Hsieh ,
    9. Régis MarodonRégis Marodon ,
    10. José Antonio OcampoJosé Antonio Ocampo ,
    11. Ngozi Okonjo-IwealaNgozi Okonjo-Iweala ,
    12. Joseph E. StiglitzJoseph E. Stiglitz

    Rich-country governments increasingly recognize that helping developing countries to combat COVID-19 is not just an act of compassion, but also a matter of self-interest. But will policymakers really do whatever it takes?

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    The Invisible Killers

    Edoardo Campanella

    Although the COVID-19 pandemic has been treated as though it were an unprecedented global catastrophe, we have been here before – many times. As two recent works of history show, pandemics are a recurring and ineradicable feature of human civilization.

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    The Human-Capital Costs of the Crisis

    Barry Eichengreen

    Unlike a hurricane or earthquake, the coronavirus pandemic has caused no damage to physical capital stock. But firm-specific skills have no value when the firm that uses them goes out of business, which is one reason why US productivity, wages, and economic growth are likely to be affected for years to come.

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Free to read

The Invisible Killers

Edoardo Campanella

Although the COVID-19 pandemic has been treated as though it were an unprecedented global catastrophe, we have been here before – many times. As two recent works of history show, pandemics are a recurring and ineradicable feature of human civilization.

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Flattening the Global Curve

Featured in this Big Picture
  1. Erik Berglöf Erik Berglöf ,
  2. Gordon Brown Gordon Brown ,
  3. Brahima Coulibaly Brahima Coulibaly ,
  4. Jeremy Farrar Jeremy Farrar ,
  5. Jayati Ghosh Jayati Ghosh ,
  6. Pierre-Olivier Gourinchas Pierre-Olivier Gourinchas ,
  7. Stephany Griffith-Jones Stephany Griffith-Jones ,
  8. Chang-Tai Hsieh Chang-Tai Hsieh ,
  9. Régis Marodon Régis Marodon ,
  10. José Antonio Ocampo José Antonio Ocampo ,
  11. Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala ,
  12. Joseph E. Stiglitz Joseph E. Stiglitz

Rich-country governments increasingly recognize that helping developing countries to combat COVID-19 is not just an act of compassion, but also a matter of self-interest. But will policymakers really do whatever it takes?

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Will Europe Lead or Lag?

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  1. Josep Borrell,
  2. Sigmar Gabriel,
  3. Maciej Kisilowski,
  4. Jan-Werner Mueller,
  5. Lucrezia Reichlin,
  6. Yanis Varoufakis,
  7. Anna Wojciuk

In the absence of a strong, coordinated global response to the COVID-19 pandemic, the job of leading the world out of the crisis remains vacant. Should the European Union, seeking to position itself as a diplomatic superpower between the hard powers of China and America, nominate itself for the position?

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The Next Epicenters

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  1. Roberto Chang,
  2. Denis Chopera,
  3. Jayati Ghosh,
  4. Martín Guzmán,
  5. Ricardo Hausmann,
  6. Célestin Monga,
  7. Yik-Ying Teo,
  8. Andrés Velasco,
  9. Kevin Watkins

The COVID-19 pandemic has rapidly overwhelmed health systems and shut down economies from China to Europe to the United States. But the virus could be even more lethal for the vulnerable developing countries of the Global South.

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Renewing Europe

Mar 4, 2019 Emmanuel Macron

To commemorate its founding 25 years ago, PS is republishing a selection of commentaries written since 1994. 

In the following commentary, Emmanuel Macron called on EU citizens to focus on three goals ahead of the critical European Parliament election in May 2019.

Comments From: Chris Patten, Diane Coyle, Clemens Fuest, Stefan Gerlach, Anatole Kaletsky, Christopher Smart, Ana Palacio, Mark Leonard, Edoardo Campanella, Lucrezia Reichlin, Daniel Gros, Éloi Laurent, Jacek Rostowski, Helmut Anheier, Erik Berglöf, Carl Bildt, Gene Frieda.

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