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José Antonio Ocampo

José Antonio Ocampo

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José Antonio Ocampo, a former finance minister of Colombia and United Nations under-secretary general, is a professor at Columbia University and Chair of the Independent Commission for the Reform of International Corporate Taxation. He is the author of Resetting the International Monetary (Non)System and co-author (with Luis Bértola) of The Economic Development of Latin America since Independence.

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    The Case for a G21

    Jeffrey D. Sachs

    As a powerful complement to the United Nations, the G20 has acquitted itself well by representing most of the world’s population and economic output with a limited membership. By expanding to include the African Union, it would overcome its biggest limitation without any loss of agility.

    calls for the African Union to be added to the G20 to address the group’s biggest limitation.
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    The Dangers of Endless Quantitative Easing

    Raghuram G. Rajan

    With asset prices so frothy, it is understandable that central banks would be wary of beginning to taper monthly bond purchases before it is clear that inflation has taken off. But they would do well to recognize that prolonging quantitative easing implies significant risks, too.

    worries about the effects of accommodative monetary policies on governments’ exposure to interest-rate risk.
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