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Hans-Helmut Kotz

Hans-Helmut Kotz

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Hans-Helmut Kotz, a former member of the executive board of Deutsche Bundesbank, is Program Director of the SAFE Policy Center at Goethe University in Frankfurt and a resident fellow at the Center for European Studies at Harvard University.

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  1. Did Germany’s Constitutional Court Inadvertently Strengthen the Eurozone?
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    Did Germany’s Constitutional Court Inadvertently Strengthen the Eurozone?

    May 11, 2020 Hans-Helmut Kotz sees a silver lining in the court's much-criticized ruling on the European Central Bank's bond purchases.

  2. Germany Versus the ECB
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    Germany Versus the ECB

    Oct 10, 2019 Hans-Helmut Kotz holds out hope that eurozone governments may finally be recognizing the need for fiscal stimulus.

  3. Macron’s Real Limits
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    Macron’s Real Limits

    Apr 24, 2018 Hans-Helmut Kotz thinks the French president's policy pronouncements lack the courage of his European convictions.

  4. The Chimera of Franco-German Reform
    Jean-Claude Juncker delivers his State of the Union speech at the European Parliament Patrick Herzog/Getty Images

    The Chimera of Franco-German Reform

    Oct 4, 2017 Hans-Helmut Kotz warns the European Union's would-be reformers not to count on the support of Germany's next government.

  5. Financial Globalization 2.0
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    Financial Globalization 2.0

    Sep 5, 2017 Hans-Helmut Kotz & Susan Lund suggest that a more resilient system is emerging, despite shrinking cross-border capital flows.

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    The US Is Jeopardizing the Open Internet

    Natalie Dunleavy Campbell & Stan Adams condemn America’s apparent decision to abandon its role as a champion of a free digital domain.
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    How to Finance Higher Education in Africa

    Célestin Monga proposes a mix of several funding streams to improve access to high-quality colleges and universities.
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    Catalytic Capital Holds the Key to Southeast Asia’s Green Transition

    Kitty Bu & Stefanie Fairholme highlight the potential role of early-stage funding in advancing the region’s decarbonization efforts.
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    Which AI Risks Matter?

    Edoardo Campanella

    To prevent humanity from ever being demoted to the status of gorillas by a highly advanced artificial intelligence, most AI experts agree that we must retain control over the technology. But with developers racing to achieve the next breakthrough and gain market share, that may be easier said than done.

    considers three leading experts’ assessments of the technology’s future capabilities and their implications.
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    Europe Must Defend Itself

    Donald Trump – who spent his presidency lambasting NATO – recently suggested that he would encourage Russian aggression against NATO allies that had not met their commitment to spend 2% of GDP on defense. With Trump vying for another term in the White House – and the Ukraine war still raging on the European Union’s doorstep – EU countries can no longer ignore the difficult but essential task of taking charge of their own security.

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    Making the Most of FDI

    Keun Lee considers what it takes to convert foreign investment into growth, development, and technological upgrading.
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    Explaining Americans’ Pessimism About a Strong Economy

    Jeffrey Frankel considers possible reasons for the disconnect between economic performance and public perceptions.
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    Sharing the Tech Wealth

    Diane Coyle urges investment in digital public infrastructure to curb the adverse effects of market power.
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    The WTO’s FDI Challenge

    Karl P. Sauvant urges the World Trade Organization’s members to adopt the new Investment Facilitation for Development Agreement.

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