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Mauricio Cárdenas

Mauricio Cárdenas

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Mauricio Cárdenas, a former finance minister of Colombia, is Visiting Senior Research Scholar at Columbia University’s Center on Global Energy Policy.

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  1. A Prescription for Healthier Economic and Fiscal Policy
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    A Prescription for Healthier Economic and Fiscal Policy

    Aug 26, 2022 Kemi Adeosun, et al. argue that today’s new generation of crises require finance ministers to rethink their role.

  2. Today’s Crises Are Different
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    Today’s Crises Are Different

    Jun 16, 2022 Mauricio Cárdenas thinks the interrelated threats we face require a better system for providing global public goods.

  3. Colombia’s Battle of Populisms
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    Colombia’s Battle of Populisms

    May 31, 2022 Mauricio Cárdenas explains what’s at stake when two anti-system candidates compete in the presidential runoff in June.

  4. After “Doing Business”
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    After “Doing Business”

    Oct 8, 2021 Mauricio Cárdenas highlights four criteria that should guide any effort by the World Bank to revive its scandal-plagued report.

  5. How to Reach Net Zero
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    How to Reach Net Zero

    Jul 20, 2021 Helen Mountford & Mauricio Cárdenas identify five factors that can help the world to achieve carbon neutrality by mid-century.

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    America’s Childcare Is Unfit for the Postmodern Age

    Bruce Ackerman urges US President Joe Biden to put universal preschool at the center of his re-election campaign.
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    History Already Tells Us the Future of AI

    Daron Acemoglu & Simon Johnson find policy lessons for the 2020s in the work of the early-nineteenth-century economist David Ricardo.
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    Trump and the Risk of a US Debt Default

    William L. Silber thinks the former president would be even more reckless if awarded another term this year.
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    Europe’s Red Tape Is Helping Russia

    Laurence Boone & Nicu Popescu

    The European Union’s cumbersome and narrowly defined regulations for public procurement and spending are not simply inadequate; they are dangerous. They weaken the bloc’s ability to protect itself from a broad range of Russian hybrid attacks while prolonging Russia’s aggression in Ukraine.

    propose a European Defense Production Act to help fast-track processes for public procurement and spending.
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    What to Look for in Trump’s First Trial

    Eric Posner

    The intricate legal issues and colorful characters in Donald Trump's criminal trials will undoubtedly keep the media and the viewing public enraptured for months to come. But when it comes to the 2024 election, all that really matters is how the defendant appears to a narrow sliver of undecided voters.

    points out that optics, more than the law or the facts, will be what matters most for the election.
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    AI Holds the Key to Resilient Cities

    Justina Nixon-Saintil surveys the technology's foreseeable applications in promoting urban sustainable development.
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    How Risky Is Japan’s Monetary-Policy Normalization?

    Takatoshi Ito considers the implications of the central bank’s exit from negative interest rates and quantitative easing.
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    As Families Change, So Must the Safety Net

    Neha Bansal urges governments to implement policies that promote intergenerational integration and solidarity.
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    The Language of Political Control

    Robert Skidelsky views recent linguistic innovations as manipulative efforts to compel “correct” thought and perception.

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