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Jeffrey Frankel

Jeffrey Frankel

Writing for PS since 2000
194 commentaries
2 videos & podcasts

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Jeffrey Frankel, Professor of Capital Formation and Growth at Harvard University, previously served as a member of President Bill Clinton’s Council of Economic Advisers. He is a research associate at the US National Bureau of Economic Research.

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  1. Let the WTO Referee Carbon Border Taxes
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    Let the WTO Referee Carbon Border Taxes

    Nov 29, 2022 Jeffrey Frankel shows how a revived World Trade Organization can play a central role in combating climate change.

  2. Why Do Americans Vote for Extremists?
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    Why Do Americans Vote for Extremists?

    Oct 27, 2022 Jeffrey Frankel tries to understand the appeal of a Republican Party dominated by election deniers and conspiracy theorists.

  3. In the Dollar We Trust
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    In the Dollar We Trust

    Sep 21, 2022 Jeffrey Frankel argues that the greenback’s recent surge is being driven by the relative resiliency of the US economy.

  4. Why Commodity Prices Are Likely to Fall Further
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    Why Commodity Prices Are Likely to Fall Further

    Aug 23, 2022 Jeffrey Frankel argues that slower global growth and higher real interest rates suggest a persistent downward trend.

  5. Is the US in Recession?
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    Is the US in Recession?

    Jul 18, 2022 Jeffrey Frankel explains why the upcoming Bureau of Economic Analysis release could mislead on this crucial question.

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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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