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Marion Laboure

Marion Laboure

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Marion Laboure, a lecturer at Harvard University, is a senior economist at Deutsche Bank Research and the author of Democratizing Finance: The Radical Promise of Fintech (Harvard University Press, 2022).

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  1. What’s Next for Fintech?
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    What’s Next for Fintech?

    Mar 13, 2023 Johanna M. Costigan, et al. consider what recent developments will mean for the future of technological innovation in financial services.

  2. Marion Laboure on fintech, the crypto crash, stablecoins, and more
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    Marion Laboure on fintech, the crypto crash, stablecoins, and more

    Jun 14, 2022 Marion Laboure puts the plummeting value of Bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies in perspective, considers how financial technologies can boost financial inclusion and reduce inequality, and highlights the vulnerabilities illustrated by the TerraUSD crash.

  3. Greening the Crypto Revolution
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    Greening the Crypto Revolution

    May 6, 2022 Marion Laboure presents the options for decarbonizing a notoriously energy-intensive technology and global industry.

  4. The COVID-19 Cash Out
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    The COVID-19 Cash Out

    Mar 19, 2020 Juergen Braunstein, et al. see the pandemic accelerating a shift toward digital payments – and away from pathogen-carrying banknotes.

  5. The Rise of Silicon China
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    The Rise of Silicon China

    Apr 3, 2018 Marion Laboure, et al. explain how leading Chinese tech firms have quickly gained an edge in the field of artificial intelligence.

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    Diplomacy Could Help Revive Democracy in Venezuela

    Roberto Patiño urges the international community to help ensure a free and fair presidential election in July.
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    The Specter of Neo-Fascism Is Haunting Europe

    Slavoj Žižek

    With mainstream parties and politicians already preparing to accommodate the far right following this month's European Parliament election, the axiom of post-World War II European democracy has been quietly abandoned. “No collaboration with fascists" is being replaced by a tacit acceptance of them.

    harbors no illusions about what the outcome of the European Parliament election means.
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    Can Private Hospitals Increase Access to Health Care in Developing Countries?

    Titir Bhattacharya & Tanika Chakraborty show how innovative insurance schemes can help low- and middle-income economies achieve universal coverage.
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    Tracking Ukraine’s Reconstruction Funds

    Wolfgang Fengler & Vladyslav Rashkovan show how digital tools can streamline the process, improve transparency, and provide accountability.
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    Slovakia’s Anti-Democratic Government Is Doubling Down

    Soňa Muzikárová warns that the assassination attempt in May has led the government to double down on illiberal reforms.
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    D-Day and the Threat of Total War

    Robert Skidelsky

    After eight decades of relative peace, the world is once again dividing into hostile economic and geopolitical blocs. The 80th anniversary of the invasion of Normandy offers a valuable opportunity to reflect on the principles we are willing to defend and the sacrifices we are prepared to make.

    thinks understanding the causes and consequences of past global conflicts is crucial to preventing another one.
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    The Dangers of a US Capital Inflow Tax

    Maurice Obstfeld worries that a little-known, highly costly method of deficit reduction is gaining political traction.
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    Europe’s Green Transition Requires More Skilled Workers

    Julie Beaufils urges policymakers to boost the attractiveness of technical vocations by expanding access to apprenticeships.
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    A Monetary and Economic Order Fit for the Twenty-First Century

    Ulrich Volz, et al. identify eight priorities to build a more resilient, inclusive, and sustainable global financial architecture.

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