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Mahmoud Mohieldin

Mahmoud Mohieldin

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Mahmoud Mohieldin is Egypt’s High-Level Climate Champion for COP27 in Sharm el-Sheikh.

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  1. No Net Zero Without Nature
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    No Net Zero Without Nature

    Jul 15, 2022 Nigel Topping, et al. warn that carbon-neutrality pledges are not being matched by commensurate action to protect biodiversity.

  2. Preventing Developing-Economy Debt Disasters
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    Preventing Developing-Economy Debt Disasters

    Apr 14, 2022 Rabah Arezki & Mahmoud Mohieldin warn that soaring food and energy prices spell trouble for the world's poor – and countries' balance sheets.

  3. Tackling Inequality Is a Political Choice
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    Tackling Inequality Is a Political Choice

    Jul 15, 2019 Mahmoud Mohieldin & Carolina Sánchez-Páramo show that governments have the means to tackle the problem, but have so far lacked the will to do so.

  4. Migration Myths vs. Economic Facts
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    Migration Myths vs. Economic Facts

    Feb 26, 2019 Mahmoud Mohieldin & Dilip Ratha set the record straight on why people move to other countries – and what they do when they get there.

  5. New Frontiers for Waste Management
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    New Frontiers for Waste Management

    Dec 18, 2018 Mahmoud Mohieldin, et al. highlight solutions to the threats posed by a growing volume of household refuse, especially plastic.

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    Artificial Idiocy

    Slavoj Žižek

    The problem with the new chatbots is not just that they are often stupid and naive; it is that they are not “stupid” or “naive” enough to pick up on the nuances, ironies, and revealing contradictions that constitute human culture and communication. Worse, by relying on them, we risk succumbing to the same obtuseness.

    fears that the rise of powerful chatbots will spell the death of irony and nuance in human thought.
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    Localizing Development Research

    Julia Kaufman & Jane Kabubo-Mariara explain why funders should be providing more long-term resources to researchers in developing countries.
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    The Simplest Fix for Banking

    Jan Eeckhout

    Following the latest banking crisis, monetary authorities should seriously consider how modern digital technologies could be used to avert such problems in the future. A central bank digital currency would both eliminate many barriers to financial transactions and end the risk of bank runs once and for all.

    explains how central bank digital currencies would end bank runs and banks' excessive risk-taking.
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    America’s Interest in Ending the Ukraine Crisis

    Brahma Chellaney explains why prolonging the conflict risks realizing the West’s worst geopolitical nightmare.
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    America’s Industrial Policy Is Counterproductive

    Anne O. Krueger laments that the Biden administration is adding red tape to an inefficient subsidy program.
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    Who Gets Squeezed by Austerity?

    Christy Braham urges governments to reject calls for budget cuts and invest in the welfare of billions of vulnerable workers.
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    America’s Financial Regulatory System Is Still Broken

    Howard Davies laments that the post-2008 Dodd-Frank reforms left in place a framework riddled with structural shortcomings.
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    The Water Crisis Is a Vital Investment Opportunity

    Ambroise Fayolle & Henk Ovink calls for new thinking about how we value the planet’s most important natural resource.
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    PS Events: What Economics Is Missing

    PS editors present the What Economics is Missing event.

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