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Daniel Cohen

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Daniel Cohen, Co-Founder and Chair of the Finance for Development Lab, is President of the Paris School of Economics and the author, most recently, of The Inglorious Years: The Collapse of the Industrial Order and the Rise of Digital Society (Princeton University Press, 2021).

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  1. A Fork in the Road for Development Financing
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    A Fork in the Road for Development Financing

    Aug 19, 2022 Daniel Cohen & Ishac Diwan see two options for addressing debt distress in developing countries now that financial conditions have soured.

  2. Putin’s War Blows Up the French Election
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    Putin’s War Blows Up the French Election

    Apr 6, 2022 Daniel Cohen explains how issues relating to Ukraine have reshaped a decisive contest on the right.

  3. Waiting for Macron
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    Waiting for Macron

    Feb 16, 2022 Daniel Cohen explains why the French president's position remains strong ahead of April's election.

  4. The Battle for the French Right
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    The Battle for the French Right

    Jan 7, 2022 Daniel Cohen explains why President Emmanuel Macron may face a tougher re-election battle than previously expected.

  5. COVID-19 and the Rise of Digital Capitalism
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    COVID-19 and the Rise of Digital Capitalism

    Dec 4, 2021 Daniel Cohen shows how pandemic-induced lockdowns have greatly accelerated the growth of the virtual economy.

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    The Economics of Mainstreaming Climate Action

    Jean Pisani-Ferry & Selma Mahfouz identify the risks and short-term costs associated with the energy transition over the next decade.
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    Killing Twitter

    Antara Haldar explains what Elon Musk fundamentally misunderstands about the platform – and about free speech.
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    The Napoleons of Big Tech

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    Recent events in the technology sector suggest that investors and lenders should be demanding a premium to cover the risk that a star entrepreneur will become an egomaniacal dictator. With each business cycle, it seems, old lessons must be relearned.

    sees in the industry’s harsh reckoning this year lessons that apparently can’t be learned often enough.
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    The Crypto Emperor’s New Clothes

    The collapse of several crypto platforms this year – including the spectacular crash of the second-largest cryptocurrency exchange, FTX – has raised fundamental questions about the credibility of a digital innovation once hailed as the key to democratizing finance. Has crypto finally been exposed as a scam, or will a new, stronger crypto industry emerge from the current turmoil?

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    The Climate Crisis Is Also a Health Crisis

    Seth Berkley & Werner Hoyer explain why global leaders must urgently introduce equitable pandemic-response mechanisms.
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    Rishi Sunak’s Daunting Challenge

    Chris Patten urges the UK prime minister to join the battle for the soul of the Conservative Party after a disastrous year.
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    Russia’s Financial Crisis Must Come Sooner

    Simon Johnson shows why a low price cap for the country’s crude exports would render the Kremlin’s war economy untenable.
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    QE with Chinese Characteristics?

    Andrew Sheng & Xiao Geng urge China to use monetary policy to tackle some of the biggest challenges it faces.
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    Why Europe and Latin America Need Each Other

    Josep Borrell urges European Union and Latin American leaders to revive momentum toward a long-overdue trade agreement.

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