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Christine Lagarde

Christine Lagarde

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Christine Lagarde, former Managing Director of the International Monetary Fund, is President of the European Central Bank. She previously served as France’s finance minister from 2007-2011.

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  1. It’s Time to Let Women Thrive
     Activists participate in a demonstration for women's rights in Berlin Adam Berry/Getty Images

    It’s Time to Let Women Thrive

    Jan 24, 2018 Erna Solberg & Christine Lagarde emphasize that maximizing female participation in the workforce is an economic as well as a moral imperative.

  2. The Challenge of Economic Inclusion
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    The Challenge of Economic Inclusion

    Jan 11, 2017 Christine Lagarde proposes steps to address the main challenges policymakers will confront in 2017.

  3. The Transitions of 2016
    Christine Lagarde, Managing Director of the International Monetary Fund IMFPhoto/Flickr

    The Transitions of 2016

    Jan 5, 2016 Christine Lagarde hitches the global economy's prospects to China and the Fed.

  4. The Right Price for Preserving Our Climate
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    The Right Price for Preserving Our Climate

    Nov 30, 2015 Christine Lagarde shows why "smart" taxes to cover the full cost of fossil fuels is essential to curbing their use.

  5. The Path to Carbon Pricing
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    The Path to Carbon Pricing

    Oct 19, 2015 Christine Lagarde & Jim Yong Kim map out how to create the incentives needed to cut emissions while protecting the poor.

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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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    Banking on the World Bank’s Knowledge

    Wempi Saputra identifies three areas in which the organization’s client countries could use more guidance.
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    The Algorithm and Its Discontents

    Mariana Mazzucato & Ilan Strauss

    Deploying algorithms to maximize user engagement is how Big Tech firms maximize shareholder value, with short-term profits often overriding longer-term business objectives. Now that AI is poised to supercharge the platform economy, new rules and governance structures are urgently needed to safeguard the public.

    propose five principles to ensure that the digital economy serves the public good before short-term profit.
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    Judgment Days for Democracy

    Nicholas Reed Langen suspects that judges will play an increasingly central role in protecting democracy against populist assaults.
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    A Global Cash-Transfer Fund Could End Extreme Poverty

    Cina Lawson & Rory Stewart

    Cash transfers offer a transformative solution to multidimensional poverty, by enhancing dozens of outcomes simultaneously. They have already proven effective, adaptable, and replicable, and now they are becoming more attainable every year with growing mobile coverage and improved digital infrastructure.

    show that the conditions are ripe for deploying lump-sum payments to the world’s poorest people.
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    The Drums of US-China Cyber War

    Stephen S. Roach worries that irrational Sinophobia has become America's new bipartisan political orthodoxy.
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    Japan as Number Four

    Takatoshi Ito hopes the news that the economy has slipped from third place globally will serve as a wake-up call.

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