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Mohamed A. El-Erian

Mohamed A. El-Erian

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Mohamed A. El-Erian, President of Queens’ College at the University of Cambridge, is a professor at the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania and the author of The Only Game in Town: Central Banks, Instability, and Avoiding the Next Collapse (Random House, 2016).

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  1. Another Annus Horribilis for the Fed
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    Another Annus Horribilis for the Fed

    Dec 19, 2022 Mohamed A. El-Erian reflects on the US central bank’s compounding mistakes, and suggests how it can shape up in the new year.

  2. A Shocking Ten Days for the UK
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    A Shocking Ten Days for the UK

    Oct 3, 2022 Mohamed A. El-Erian explains what policymakers must do to avoid further financial and economic upheaval.

  3. The Cost of the Fed’s Challenged Credibility
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    The Cost of the Fed’s Challenged Credibility

    Sep 28, 2022 Mohamed A. El-Erian interprets the latest market tumult as the price of delaying monetary-policy tightening for too long.

  4. The Problem with the Current Russia Sanctions Regime
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    The Problem with the Current Russia Sanctions Regime

    Jul 21, 2022 Mohamed A. El-Erian explains how the West's strategy of muddling through could result in the worst of all possible worlds.

  5. Mohamed A. El-Erian on US monetary policy, the Ukraine war's economic fallout, stock-market resilience, and more
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    Mohamed A. El-Erian on US monetary policy, the Ukraine war's economic fallout, stock-market resilience, and more

    Jul 12, 2022 Mohamed A. El-Erian warns that the US Federal Reserve’s past failures have left it with no good options, describes the pillars of a US response to the economic impact of Russia’s war, and proposes new rules for countries’ long-term growth strategies.

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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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