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Hippolyte Fofack

Hippolyte Fofack

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Hippolyte Fofack is Chief Economist and Director of Research at the African Export-Import Bank (Afreximbank).

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  1. Fairer Green Finance
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    Fairer Green Finance

    Nov 14, 2022 Hippolyte Fofack explains how to channel investment in climate-resilient infrastructure to where it is needed most.

  2. Climate Injustice and the Curse of Illusory Growth
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    Climate Injustice and the Curse of Illusory Growth

    Sep 9, 2022 Hippolyte Fofack shows why achieving global income convergence and sustainable development will require a new economic model.

  3. How to Beat Developing-Market Debt Crises
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    How to Beat Developing-Market Debt Crises

    Jul 25, 2022 Hippolyte Fofack urges major central banks to deploy swap lines and other tools to head off a looming liquidity crunch.

  4. The Great Inflation Trade-Off
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    The Great Inflation Trade-Off

    May 12, 2022 Hippolyte Fofack warns that central bankers’ belated efforts to curb price increases will carry a high economic cost.

  5. Africa’s Long Post-COVID Climb
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    Africa’s Long Post-COVID Climb

    Apr 13, 2022 Hippolyte Fofack highlights the mounting global risks to the region’s continued economic recovery in 2022.

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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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