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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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    Putin’s Brezhnev Moment

    Aryeh Neier draws parallels between the regime’s ongoing crackdown on civil society and late Soviet repression.
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    Utopia or Bust

    J. Bradford DeLong considers our options for both expanding and effectively slicing the proverbial economic pie.
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    Germany’s Reckoning

    Helmut K. Anheier

    Germany is now grappling with a host of difficult questions about its place in the world, the nature of its politics, and its most cherished values. For a pacifist society in a new age of conflict and war, everything must change if things are to remain the same.

    traces the contours of the country's debate, triggered by the Ukraine war, about its strategic future.
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    Preempting a Generative AI Monopoly

    Diane Coyle urges policymakers to take steps to counter the anti-competitive implications of a rapidly emerging market.
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    Japan’s Strategic Imperative

    Joseph S. Nye, Jr. sees the country doubling down on its best option for ensuring national security and regional stability.
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    China’s Savings Conundrum

    Zhang Jun explains why – and how – the country must stimulate household consumption to achieve a robust recovery.
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    The Flight of the Inflation Hawks

    Though the US Federal Reserve’s first interest-rate hike of 2023 is smaller than those that preceded it, policymakers have signaled that more increases are on the way, despite slowing price growth. But there is good reason to doubt the utility – and fear the consequences – of continued rate hikes, on both sides of the Atlantic.

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    How to Transform African Agriculture

    Safia Boly & Omid Kassiri identify four principles that could help governments across the continent boost food security.
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    Making Ukrainian Victory Possible

    Josep Borrell explains why continued military support and other forms of assistance remain critical.

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