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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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    The Gaza War Goes Global

    Joschka Fischer

    The escalating war in the Middle East must be understood in a broader context. The fact that the Iranian regime felt emboldened to risk a direct strike on Israel attests to a changing world order in which Western power is increasingly open to challenge.

    considers the implications of Iran’s unprecedented decision to launch a direct strike on Israeli territory.
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    Gender-Neutral Fintech Isn’t Working for Women

    Emmanuel Nyirinkindi & Jessica Schnabel show that the industry is not fully delivering on its promise to accelerate financial inclusion.
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    The Urgency of Palestinian Statehood

    Gareth Evans explains why formal international recognition is crucial to ending the intolerable status quo.
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    Quality Journalism Is More Important than Ever

    Anya Schiffrin, et al. explain how policymakers can support rigorous, objective reporting, just as they provide other public goods.
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    Is India’s Economy Overhyped?

    Shang-Jin Wei argues that the country’s rapid development, while undeniable, conceals deeper structural problems.
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    Negotiating a Bigger, Better World Bank

    Michael Krake & Wempi Saputra explain how a new framework will nudge countries to invest in projects that deliver global public goods.
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    The Ozone Layer’s Recovery Shows How to Protect the Planet

    Robert Redford & Xiye Bastida highlight the critical role of international cooperation in preserving the planet’s habitability.
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    The Middle East Needs a Ceasefire Now

    Daoud Kuttab explains why the latest escalation could lead to a truce instead of an all-out military showdown.
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    Overcoming the Development-Project Implementation Gap

    Jorge Moreira da Silva highlights ways to strengthen the International Development Association’s already-powerful impact.

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