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Alexander Friedman

Alexander Friedman

Writing for PS since 2013
18 commentaries
0 videos & podcasts

Alexander Friedman, a co-founder of Jackson Hole Economics, is a former Chief Executive Officer of GAM Investments, Chief Investment Officer of UBS, Chief Financial Officer of the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, and White House Fellow.

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  1. Why Bernie?
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    Why Bernie?

    Feb 24, 2020 Alexander Friedman explains why the socialist US presidential candidate's momentum is understandable and not to be underestimated.

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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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    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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