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Erik Berglöf

Erik Berglöf

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Erik Berglöf is Chief Economist of the Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank. 

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  1. Building Resilience in the Developing World
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    Building Resilience in the Developing World

    May 28, 2024 Erik Berglöf argues for additional financing mechanisms to protect low-income economies against proliferating shocks.

  2. Nature as Infrastructure
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    Nature as Infrastructure

    Dec 4, 2023 Erik Berglöf urges leaders to assess what natural landscapes can deliver before considering “grey” solutions.

  3. The Promise and Peril of Decarbonization
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    The Promise and Peril of Decarbonization

    Oct 6, 2023 Erik Berglöf outlines steps that governments and multilateral lenders could take to reach net-zero emissions.

  4. Fostering Climate Agency Where It Counts
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    Fostering Climate Agency Where It Counts

    Jun 13, 2023 Rania Al-Mashat & Erik Berglöf explain how governments can mobilize public and private capital to achieve sustainability goals.

  5. How Developing Countries Can Reach Net Zero
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    How Developing Countries Can Reach Net Zero

    Nov 2, 2022 Erik Berglöf says that the most climate-vulnerable countries must strengthen state capacity to build sustainable economies.

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    Diplomacy Could Help Revive Democracy in Venezuela

    Roberto Patiño urges the international community to help ensure a free and fair presidential election in July.
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    The Specter of Neo-Fascism Is Haunting Europe

    Slavoj Žižek

    With mainstream parties and politicians already preparing to accommodate the far right following this month's European Parliament election, the axiom of post-World War II European democracy has been quietly abandoned. “No collaboration with fascists" is being replaced by a tacit acceptance of them.

    harbors no illusions about what the outcome of the European Parliament election means.
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    Can Private Hospitals Increase Access to Health Care in Developing Countries?

    Titir Bhattacharya & Tanika Chakraborty show how innovative insurance schemes can help low- and middle-income economies achieve universal coverage.
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    Tracking Ukraine’s Reconstruction Funds

    Wolfgang Fengler & Vladyslav Rashkovan show how digital tools can streamline the process, improve transparency, and provide accountability.
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    Slovakia’s Anti-Democratic Government Is Doubling Down

    Soňa Muzikárová warns that the assassination attempt in May has led the government to double down on illiberal reforms.
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    D-Day and the Threat of Total War

    Robert Skidelsky

    After eight decades of relative peace, the world is once again dividing into hostile economic and geopolitical blocs. The 80th anniversary of the invasion of Normandy offers a valuable opportunity to reflect on the principles we are willing to defend and the sacrifices we are prepared to make.

    thinks understanding the causes and consequences of past global conflicts is crucial to preventing another one.
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    The Dangers of a US Capital Inflow Tax

    Maurice Obstfeld worries that a little-known, highly costly method of deficit reduction is gaining political traction.
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    Europe’s Green Transition Requires More Skilled Workers

    Julie Beaufils urges policymakers to boost the attractiveness of technical vocations by expanding access to apprenticeships.
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    A Monetary and Economic Order Fit for the Twenty-First Century

    Ulrich Volz, et al. identify eight priorities to build a more resilient, inclusive, and sustainable global financial architecture.

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