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Michael Froman

Michael Froman

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Michael Froman, US Trade Representative during President Barack Obama’s administration, is Vice Chairman and President of Strategic Growth at Mastercard.

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  1. Public-Private Climate Urgency
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    Public-Private Climate Urgency

    Dec 22, 2020 Michael Froman calls for a broad mobilization to unite policymakers and economic actors behind post-pandemic climate action.

  2. A Data Revolution for All
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    A Data Revolution for All

    Jan 20, 2020 Michael Froman & Raj Shah announce the relaunch of, a pioneer in data-driven social entrepreneurship.

  3. The Future of Free Trade
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    The Future of Free Trade

    Jan 7, 2019 Michael Froman reflects on what a year of disruption augurs for the international system and the global economy.

  4. Tapping Africa’s Full Potential
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    Tapping Africa’s Full Potential

    Sep 25, 2016 Michael Froman & Amina Mohamed call for a more comprehensive policy framework to encourage US trade and investment on the continent.

  5. Unlocking Africa’s Trade Potential

    Unlocking Africa’s Trade Potential

    Aug 23, 2015 Michael Froman & Dana J. Hyde urge Sub-Saharan countries to reduce impediments to cross-border economic activity.

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    Auto Strikes and Climate Change

    Mariana Mazzucato & Damon Silvers explain why the transition to a net-zero economy cannot happen without worker empowerment.
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    The New World Disorder

    Richard Haass highlights the growing threat to international stability and calls for effective cooperation.
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    Latin America’s Growth Conundrum

    Arminio Fraga, et al.

    Since 1960, only a few countries in Latin America have narrowed the gap between their per capita income and that of the United States, while most of the region has lagged far behind. Making up for lost ground will require a coordinated effort, involving both technocratic tinkering and bold political leadership.

    explain what it will take finally to achieve economic convergence with advanced economies.
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    We Need to Talk About Bank Supervision

    Howard Davies thinks the renewed debate over commercial bank capital requirements largely misses the point.
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    The New Anatomy of Britain

    Robert Skidelsky laments the decline of UK institutions and the increasingly limited scope for meaningful action.
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    Financing Our Survival

    Vera Songwe

    Between now and the end of this decade, climate-related investments need to increase by orders of magnitude to keep the world on track toward achieving even more ambitious targets by mid-century. Fortunately, if done right, such investments could usher in an entirely new and better economy.

    explains what it will take to mobilize capital for the net-zero transition worldwide.
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    Whither the G20?

    Takatoshi Ito sees the grouping as increasingly divided between friends of the G7 and friends of China and Russia.
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    Making the Most of Africa’s Strategic Green Minerals

    Marit Kitaw explains how the continent can move beyond resource extraction to build green industry.
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    America Must Join Europe’s Climate Club

    Gary Yohe & Roger Kuhns urge US policymakers to create a carbon-pricing policy in line with the bloc’s emissions-reduction plan.

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