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Brigitte Granville

Brigitte Granville

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Brigitte Granville, Professor of International Economics and Economic Policy at Queen Mary University of London, is the author of Remembering Inflation (Princeton University Press, 2013) and What Ails France? (McGill-Queen’s University Press, 2021).

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  1. The Sanctions Trap
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    The Sanctions Trap

    Nov 11, 2022 Brigitte Granville considers the history of the “economic weapon” and whether it is as effective as many assume.

  2. What Does India Want from Russia?
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    What Does India Want from Russia?

    Aug 12, 2022 Sushanta Mallick & Brigitte Granville show how the Ukraine war is helping the country achieve significant – and advantageous – geopolitical autonomy.

  3. Growth and the Migration Factor
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    Growth and the Migration Factor

    Feb 18, 2022 Brigitte Granville shows that economic conditions in host countries increase the challenges and dislocations facing displaced people.

  4. Behind the Modern Malaise
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    Behind the Modern Malaise

    Oct 1, 2021 Brigitte Granville reviews recent work examining causes and cures for the long-term plight of workers.

  5. France’s Culture War Intensifies
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    France’s Culture War Intensifies

    May 6, 2021 Brigitte Granville thinks Napoleon Bonaparte's divisive legacy holds the key to President Emmanuel Macron's political future.

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    Putin’s Brezhnev Moment

    Aryeh Neier draws parallels between the regime’s ongoing crackdown on civil society and late Soviet repression.
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    Utopia or Bust

    J. Bradford DeLong considers our options for both expanding and effectively slicing the proverbial economic pie.
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    Germany’s Reckoning

    Helmut K. Anheier

    Germany is now grappling with a host of difficult questions about its place in the world, the nature of its politics, and its most cherished values. For a pacifist society in a new age of conflict and war, everything must change if things are to remain the same.

    traces the contours of the country's debate, triggered by the Ukraine war, about its strategic future.
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    Preempting a Generative AI Monopoly

    Diane Coyle urges policymakers to take steps to counter the anti-competitive implications of a rapidly emerging market.
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    Japan’s Strategic Imperative

    Joseph S. Nye, Jr. sees the country doubling down on its best option for ensuring national security and regional stability.
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    China’s Savings Conundrum

    Zhang Jun explains why – and how – the country must stimulate household consumption to achieve a robust recovery.
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    The Flight of the Inflation Hawks

    Though the US Federal Reserve’s first interest-rate hike of 2023 is smaller than those that preceded it, policymakers have signaled that more increases are on the way, despite slowing price growth. But there is good reason to doubt the utility – and fear the consequences – of continued rate hikes, on both sides of the Atlantic.

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    How to Transform African Agriculture

    Safia Boly & Omid Kassiri identify four principles that could help governments across the continent boost food security.
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    Making Ukrainian Victory Possible

    Josep Borrell explains why continued military support and other forms of assistance remain critical.

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