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Eswar Prasad

Eswar Prasad

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Eswar Prasad, Professor of Economics in the Dyson School at Cornell University, is a senior fellow at the Brookings Institution and the author of The Future of Money: How the Digital Revolution Is Transforming Currencies and Finance (Harvard University Press, 2021).

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  1. Whither Crypto?
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    Whither Crypto?

    Nov 15, 2023 Ari Juels & Eswar Prasad look beyond the industry’s rampant fraud to a future of blockchain-enabled financial transparency.

  2. The Global Recovery Is Faltering
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    The Global Recovery Is Faltering

    Oct 6, 2023 Eswar Prasad warns that economic activity is weakening across the board, even as the specter of high inflation recedes.

  3. A Perilous Macroeconomic Moment
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    A Perilous Macroeconomic Moment

    Apr 7, 2023 Eswar Prasad warns that inflation woes and banking failures are likely to impede global growth beyond this year.

  4. What’s Next for Fintech?
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    What’s Next for Fintech?

    Mar 13, 2023 Johanna M. Costigan, et al. consider what recent developments will mean for the future of technological innovation in financial services.

  5. The Global Recovery Winds Down
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    The Global Recovery Winds Down

    Oct 7, 2022 Eswar Prasad warns that the darkening outlook for the world economy reflects significant challenges ahead.

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    When Women Win, the World Wins

    Indermit Gill & Tea Trumbic share new findings suggesting that some of the progress made toward gender equality has been overestimated.
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    The Case for a European Public-Goods Fund

    Age Bakker, et al. propose a new financing tool to support green and digital investments across the European Union.
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    What Does Trump Mean for the Climate?

    Gernot Wagner doubts that a change of power in the United States would derail the long-term trends that really matter.
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    What’s Behind the US Stock-Market Disconnect?

    Kenneth Rogoff

    Buoyed by the artificial-intelligence boom, the US stock market is breaking records with no apparent end in sight. But given the significant challenges and uncertainties facing the American economy regardless of who occupies the White House in 2025, there is little reason to believe that the current rally can last.

    warns that investors are underestimating the severity of the threat to American democracy.
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    Carbon Credits Hold the Key to Combating Deforestation

    Roselyn Fosuah Adjei explains how nature-based offsets could help reduce emissions and benefit local communities.
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    Alexei Navalny Did Not Die for Nothing

    Ian Buruma

    The Russian opposition leader faced a dilemma that all dissenters in authoritarian states must grapple with: live in exile and fade into obscurity, or confront an oppressive regime and risk imprisonment and torture. Navalny’s choice – and the price he paid for making it – will inspire dissidents for generations to come.

    highlights the crucial role of political martyrs in inspiring resistance to oppressive regimes.
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    The Submergence of Emerging Markets

    Andrés Velasco worries that major middle-income economies are facing a prolonged slowdown, jeopardizing global convergence.
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    How AI Could Reshape Medicine

    Junaid Nabi highlights the new technology’s potential to transform how we diagnose, treat, and prevent diseases.
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    Making Bretton Woods Work for Africa

    Hippolyte Fofack envisions a reformed global financial architecture that provides equal access to long-term patient capital.

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