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Agustín Carstens

Agustín Carstens

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Agustín Carstens, a former governor of the Bank of Mexico, is General Manager of the Bank for International Settlements.

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  1. The Rise of the Finternet
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    The Rise of the Finternet

    May 10, 2024 Agustín Carstens & Nandan Nilekani foresee a world in which cheap, secure, and near-instantaneous financial transactions are available to all.

  2. CBDCs for the People
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    CBDCs for the People

    Apr 18, 2022 H.M. Queen Máxima of the Netherlands & Agustín Carstens consider the choices that central banks will need to make to ensure that digital currencies foster inclusion.

  3. The Great Reallocation
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    The Great Reallocation

    Oct 12, 2020 Agustín Carstens advocates a COVID-19 recovery strategy that combines structural reforms and targeted fiscal support for firms.

  4. Harnessing the Fintech Revolution
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    Harnessing the Fintech Revolution

    Jan 14, 2019 Agustín Carstens explains how policymakers can reap the benefits of new innovations, while containing the downside risks.

  5. The IMF’s Overlooked Revolution

    The IMF’s Overlooked Revolution

    Apr 25, 2008 Agustín Carstens

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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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