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Kenneth Rogoff

Kenneth Rogoff

Writing for PS since 2002
201 commentaries
1 videos & podcasts

Kenneth Rogoff, Professor of Economics and Public Policy at Harvard University and recipient of the 2011 Deutsche Bank Prize in Financial Economics, was the chief economist of the International Monetary Fund from 2001 to 2003. He is co-author of This Time is Different: Eight Centuries of Financial Folly and author of The Curse of Cash.

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  1. COVID Coin?
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    COVID Coin?

    Aug 5, 2020 Kenneth Rogoff assesses the pandemic's potential to accelerate the emergence of central-bank digital currencies.

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    The Case for a Quadripolar World

    Daron Acemoglu

    According to the conventional wisdom, the twenty-first century will be characterized by the global shift from American hegemony to Sino-American rivalry. But a bipolar international order is neither inevitable nor desirable, and we should start imagining and working toward alternative arrangements. 

    offers an imperfect but preferable alternative to the emerging Sino-American hegemonic rivalry.
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    What Yellen Must Do

    Joseph E. Stiglitz

    Although the United States has survived four years of gross incompetence and pathological mendacity, it now faces the daunting task of achieving a sustainable post-pandemic recovery. Fortunately, no one is better equipped to deal with today‚Äôs economic challenges than the next US treasury secretary. 

    explains how the next US treasury secretary can help to undo some of the damage of the past four years.
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