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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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    The Key to Unlocking Africa’s Economic Potential

    Landry Signé explains why fostering trade integration and regional value chains is essential for the continent to prosper.
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    Geopolitical Davids and Goliaths

    Harold James considers lessons from smaller countries about how to wield power and influence in the twenty-first century.
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    Preparing for the Next Global Catastrophe

    José Manuel Barroso explains why global leaders must focus on creating equitable response mechanisms ahead of the next crisis.
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    Italy’s Next Government Must Tackle Climate Security

    Luca Bergamaschi shows why the country’s politicians can no longer afford to ignore a major threat to national security.
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    Europe and the New Non-Alignment

    Laurence Tubiana

    Despite the massive civilian suffering in Ukraine, many countries have been wary of taking sides, owing both to a perception of European double standards and to Russia’s leverage over energy and commodity prices. But while new geopolitical dynamics have complicated climate advocacy, they certainly haven't derailed it.

    sees both challenges and opportunities for climate policy in an era of geopolitical fragmentation.
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    The Sting of Climate Risk Is in the Tails

    Mark Cliffe thinks conventional models have overemphasized the long term at the expense of more immediate threats.
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    Should Humanities Professors Be Automated?

    Nicholas Agar considers the implications of recent successes with AI-generated academic research and writing.
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    Should Energy Companies’ Windfall Profits Be Taxed?

    Imposing a one-off tax on energy companies’ extraordinary profits might seem like a no-brainer at a time of soaring inflation, but the idea has more than a few detractors. As policymakers in a growing number of economies move ahead, we asked PS commentators whether they are right to do so.

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    The Global Necessity of American Democracy

    Javier Solana shows why the political health of the United States has become a matter of global concern.

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