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José Antonio Ocampo

José Antonio Ocampo

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José Antonio Ocampo, a former United Nations under-secretary-general and a former minister of finance and public credit of Colombia, is a professor at Columbia University, a member of the UN Committee for Development Policy, and a member of the Independent Commission for the Reform of International Corporate Taxation. He is the author of Resetting the International Monetary (Non)System (Oxford University Press, 2017) and co-author (with Luis Bértola) of The Economic Development of Latin America since Independence (Oxford University Press, 2012). 

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  1. Can Latin America Escape Its Second Lost Decade?
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    Can Latin America Escape Its Second Lost Decade?

    Jan 3, 2024 José Antonio Ocampo outlines several steps that governments can take to prevent stagnation and address the current slowdown.

  2. The Global Economy’s Unsolved Problems
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    The Global Economy’s Unsolved Problems

    Dec 7, 2023 José Antonio Ocampo offers a sobering assessment of multilateral efforts to tackle debt, development, climate change, and more.

  3. Put the UN in Charge of International Taxation
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    Put the UN in Charge of International Taxation

    Nov 21, 2023 Jayati Ghosh, et al. urge support for a developing-country initiative to reform the current unfair and inefficient system.

  4. A New Approach to International Tax Cooperation
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    A New Approach to International Tax Cooperation

    Nov 13, 2023 José Antonio Ocampo urges developing economies to support UN-led negotiations to create a more equitable and inclusive system.

  5. Building an Equitable Fiscal Future for Latin America
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    Building an Equitable Fiscal Future for Latin America

    Jul 25, 2023 José Antonio Ocampo argues that recent agreements on taxing multinationals favor developed economies and tax havens.

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    When Women Win, the World Wins

    Indermit Gill & Tea Trumbic share new findings suggesting that some of the progress made toward gender equality has been overestimated.
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    The Case for a European Public-Goods Fund

    Age Bakker, et al. propose a new financing tool to support green and digital investments across the European Union.
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    What Does Trump Mean for the Climate?

    Gernot Wagner doubts that a change of power in the United States would derail the long-term trends that really matter.
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    What’s Behind the US Stock-Market Disconnect?

    Kenneth Rogoff

    Buoyed by the artificial-intelligence boom, the US stock market is breaking records with no apparent end in sight. But given the significant challenges and uncertainties facing the American economy regardless of who occupies the White House in 2025, there is little reason to believe that the current rally can last.

    warns that investors are underestimating the severity of the threat to American democracy.
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    Carbon Credits Hold the Key to Combating Deforestation

    Roselyn Fosuah Adjei explains how nature-based offsets could help reduce emissions and benefit local communities.
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    Alexei Navalny Did Not Die for Nothing

    Ian Buruma

    The Russian opposition leader faced a dilemma that all dissenters in authoritarian states must grapple with: live in exile and fade into obscurity, or confront an oppressive regime and risk imprisonment and torture. Navalny’s choice – and the price he paid for making it – will inspire dissidents for generations to come.

    highlights the crucial role of political martyrs in inspiring resistance to oppressive regimes.
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    The Submergence of Emerging Markets

    Andrés Velasco worries that major middle-income economies are facing a prolonged slowdown, jeopardizing global convergence.
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    How AI Could Reshape Medicine

    Junaid Nabi highlights the new technology’s potential to transform how we diagnose, treat, and prevent diseases.
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    Making Bretton Woods Work for Africa

    Hippolyte Fofack envisions a reformed global financial architecture that provides equal access to long-term patient capital.

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