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Marcel Fratzscher

Marcel Fratzscher

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Marcel Fratzscher, a former senior manager at the European Central Bank, is President of the think tank DIW Berlin and Professor of Macroeconomics and Finance at Humboldt University of Berlin.

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  1. Is France’s Economy Now Stronger than Germany’s?
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    Is France’s Economy Now Stronger than Germany’s?

    Dec 21, 2023 Marcel Fratzscher urges the EU’s leading economies to focus on their similarities rather than their differences.

  2. Germany’s Debt Brake Is Breaking Its Economy
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    Germany’s Debt Brake Is Breaking Its Economy

    Nov 28, 2023 Marcel Fratzscher warns that a flawed constitutional rule is undermining the country’s ability to pursue essential reforms.

  3. The EU Must Break the Brexit Deadlock
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    The EU Must Break the Brexit Deadlock

    Dec 8, 2020 Marcel Fratzscher thinks that a no-deal scenario would impose high long-term economic and geopolitical costs on Europe.

  4. Taking the German Constitutional Court Seriously
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    Taking the German Constitutional Court Seriously

    May 12, 2020 Marcel Fratzscher views the court's recent ruling against the European Central Bank as a flawed but necessary wake-up call.

  5. The ECB Needs a New Mandate
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    The ECB Needs a New Mandate

    Dec 6, 2019 Marcel Fratzscher urges the European Central Bank to broaden its definition of price stability – but only after shoring up its credibility.

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    The US Is Jeopardizing the Open Internet

    Natalie Dunleavy Campbell & Stan Adams condemn America’s apparent decision to abandon its role as a champion of a free digital domain.
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    How to Finance Higher Education in Africa

    Célestin Monga proposes a mix of several funding streams to improve access to high-quality colleges and universities.
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    Catalytic Capital Holds the Key to Southeast Asia’s Green Transition

    Kitty Bu & Stefanie Fairholme highlight the potential role of early-stage funding in advancing the region’s decarbonization efforts.
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    Which AI Risks Matter?

    Edoardo Campanella

    To prevent humanity from ever being demoted to the status of gorillas by a highly advanced artificial intelligence, most AI experts agree that we must retain control over the technology. But with developers racing to achieve the next breakthrough and gain market share, that may be easier said than done.

    considers three leading experts’ assessments of the technology’s future capabilities and their implications.
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    Europe Must Defend Itself

    Donald Trump – who spent his presidency lambasting NATO – recently suggested that he would encourage Russian aggression against NATO allies that had not met their commitment to spend 2% of GDP on defense. With Trump vying for another term in the White House – and the Ukraine war still raging on the European Union’s doorstep – EU countries can no longer ignore the difficult but essential task of taking charge of their own security.

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    Making the Most of FDI

    Keun Lee considers what it takes to convert foreign investment into growth, development, and technological upgrading.
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    Explaining Americans’ Pessimism About a Strong Economy

    Jeffrey Frankel considers possible reasons for the disconnect between economic performance and public perceptions.
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    Sharing the Tech Wealth

    Diane Coyle urges investment in digital public infrastructure to curb the adverse effects of market power.
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    The WTO’s FDI Challenge

    Karl P. Sauvant urges the World Trade Organization’s members to adopt the new Investment Facilitation for Development Agreement.

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