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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. Finishing the Job of Global Tax Cooperation
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    Finishing the Job of Global Tax Cooperation

    Apr 29, 2024 José Antonio Ocampo offers a blueprint for ongoing negotiations toward a new convention to tax multinationals and the wealthy.

  2. The Urgency of Sovereign-Debt Restructuring
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    The Urgency of Sovereign-Debt Restructuring

    Apr 18, 2024 José Antonio Ocampo highlights the need for a comprehensive mechanism to deliver relief to low- and middle-income countries.

  3. 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.

  4. 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.

  5. 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.

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    Anatomy of a Massacre

    Shlomo Ben-Ami

    The 1860 massacre of Christians in Damascus holds useful lessons about what it takes to arrest – and recover from – inter-communal violence. But there is a difference between a pogrom and a genocide, and conflating the two can do more harm than good.

    considers what the 1860 massacre of Christians in Damascus can and cannot teach us about preventing genocide.
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    AI: Hope or Hype?

    Whether generative artificial intelligence will do more harm or good to our families, economies, and societies remains an open question. In devising strategies for harnessing the technology, optimism is undoubtedly warranted, but it should not come at the expense of realism.

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    How Denmark Keeps the Far Right at Bay

    Michael Ehrenreich explains how mainstream parties have neutralized the threat of right-wing populists.
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    How Techno-Libertarians Fell in Love with Big Government

    Quinn Slobodian argues Silicon Valley investors are against the state only insofar as it is not enriching them personally.
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    How Chinese Savings Can Support the Global Green Transition

    Daniel Gros urges the EU to welcome cheap low-carbon goods, such as electric vehicles, from China.
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    Who’s Afraid of Colonization?

    Frederico Menino thinks the concept can be repurposed to help overcome the deficiencies of current social advocacy.
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    Europe Needs Chinese Investment

    Dalia Marin urges European policymakers to focus on boosting FDI flows from technologically advanced economies.
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    Why Macron Is Risking an Election

    Zaki Laïdi points out that the French president has little to lose by dissolving parliament after two years of paralysis.
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    The Economic Case for Seizing Russia’s Frozen Assets to Support Ukraine

    Timothy Ash rebuts the main arguments against confiscating Russian reserves to fund Ukraine’s defense.

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