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Clemens Fuest

Clemens Fuest

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Clemens Fuest, President of the Ifo Institute, is Professor of Economics at the University of Munich.

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  1. Europe Must Avoid a Subsidy Race
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    Europe Must Avoid a Subsidy Race

    Oct 12, 2022 Clemens Fuest worries that national governments will move ahead with beggar-thy-neighbor energy policies.

  2. How to Tax Energy Companies’ Windfall Profits
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    How to Tax Energy Companies’ Windfall Profits

    Oct 7, 2022 Clemens Fuest & Axel Ockenfels consider the underappreciated difficulties of implementing new levies without creating unwanted side effects.

  3. The ECB’s Toxic Bond-Purchase Program
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    The ECB’s Toxic Bond-Purchase Program

    Jul 27, 2022 Lars P. Feld, et al. warn that the European Central Bank’s new anti-fragmentation instrument risks destabilizing the eurozone.

  4. Don’t Raise the Eurozone’s Public-Debt Limit
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    Don’t Raise the Eurozone’s Public-Debt Limit

    Jun 15, 2022 Clemens Fuest urges policymakers to focus on increasing the quality, not the quantity, of public spending.

  5. Europe’s Strategic Autonomy Trap
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    Europe’s Strategic Autonomy Trap

    May 27, 2021 Clemens Fuest thinks the European Union should be taking a more nuanced view of the bloc’s economic dependencies.

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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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