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Frannie Leautier

Frannie Leautier

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Frannie LĂ©autier is CEO of SouthBridge Investment.

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  1. The Scope for More Multilateral Climate Finance
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    The Scope for More Multilateral Climate Finance

    Dec 7, 2022 Frannie Leautier, et al. highlight the crucial role multilateral development banks must play in funding large-scale green projects.

  2. Public Development Banks Can Drive Sustainable Finance
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    Public Development Banks Can Drive Sustainable Finance

    Oct 12, 2021 Manish Bapna, et al. highlight the often-overlooked potential of public financing in promoting sustainable finance.

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    Higher Interest Rates Are Here to Stay

    Kenneth Rogoff

    The long-standing economic consensus that interest rates would remain low indefinitely, making debt cost-free, is no longer tenable. Even if inflation declines, soaring debt levels, deglobalization, and populist pressures will keep rates higher for the next decade than they were in the decade following the 2008 financial crisis.

    thinks that policymakers and economists must reassess their beliefs in light of current market realities.
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    Does India Have a Hit List?

    Shashi Tharoor worries that recent plots to assassinate Sikh separatists abroad could undermine vital diplomatic relationships.
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    The Looming Populist Dystopia

    Chris Patten says that this year’s Booker Prize-winning novel cuts disturbingly close to home.
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    How to Make Green Hydrogen Work for Africa

    Amos Wemanya argues that the industry must be developed in a way that puts the continent’s interests first.
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    COP28 Can Deliver Progress on Climate Change, but Will It?

    Michael Spence highlights areas where the UN summit in Dubai can bring important progress.
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    The Two-State Solution in the Twenty-First Century

    Joschka Fischer explains what it will take to revive the Middle East peace process after the war in Gaza ends.
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    Western Firms Should Leave China Now

    Simon Johnson, et al.

    Since the 1990s, Western companies have invested a fortune in the Chinese economy, and tens of thousands of Chinese students have studied in US and European universities or worked in Western companies. None of this made China more democratic, and now it is heading toward an economic showdown with the US.

    argue that the strategy of economic engagement has failed to mitigate the Chinese regime’s behavior.
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    We Are All Argentines

    Andrés Velasco explains why voters support misguided economic policies even after they have failed repeatedly.
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    The Twilight Zone of Economics

    Antara Haldar uses Nobel laureate Robert J. Shiller’s work to buttress the case for a behavioral approach to economics.

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