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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) and a co-author (with Gordon Brown, Michael Spence, and Reid Lidow) of Permacrisis: A Plan to Fix a Fractured World (Simon & Schuster, 2023).

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  1. The Indian Giant Has Arrived
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    The Indian Giant Has Arrived

    Mar 22, 2024 Mohamed A. El-Erian & Michael Spence consider the risks and challenges associated with the country's rapidly expanding global footprint.

  2. Will the US Economy Drive Global Growth this Year?
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    Will the US Economy Drive Global Growth this Year?

    Feb 26, 2024 Mohamed A. El-Erian explains why economists and investors are far too optimistic about America’s near-term prospects.

  3. Don’t Extrapolate Last Year’s Trends for the Global Economy
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    Don’t Extrapolate Last Year’s Trends for the Global Economy

    Jan 11, 2024 Mohamed A. El-Erian sees several reasons why markets’ current optimistic mood will sour by the end of the year.

  4. The Growing Risk of Global Disorder
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    The Growing Risk of Global Disorder

    Dec 14, 2023 Mohamed A. El-Erian highlights two recent developments that have undermined the legitimacy of American leadership.

  5. Beware the New Consensus on the Global Economy
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    Beware the New Consensus on the Global Economy

    Nov 29, 2023 Mohamed A. El-Erian worries that domestic political divisions and market volatility could exacerbate financial vulnerabilities.

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    The Gaza War Goes Global

    Joschka Fischer

    The escalating war in the Middle East must be understood in a broader context. The fact that the Iranian regime felt emboldened to risk a direct strike on Israel attests to a changing world order in which Western power is increasingly open to challenge.

    considers the implications of Iran’s unprecedented decision to launch a direct strike on Israeli territory.
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    Gender-Neutral Fintech Isn’t Working for Women

    Emmanuel Nyirinkindi & Jessica Schnabel show that the industry is not fully delivering on its promise to accelerate financial inclusion.
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    The Urgency of Palestinian Statehood

    Gareth Evans explains why formal international recognition is crucial to ending the intolerable status quo.
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    Quality Journalism Is More Important than Ever

    Anya Schiffrin, et al. explain how policymakers can support rigorous, objective reporting, just as they provide other public goods.
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    Is India’s Economy Overhyped?

    Shang-Jin Wei argues that the country’s rapid development, while undeniable, conceals deeper structural problems.
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    Negotiating a Bigger, Better World Bank

    Michael Krake & Wempi Saputra explain how a new framework will nudge countries to invest in projects that deliver global public goods.
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    The Ozone Layer’s Recovery Shows How to Protect the Planet

    Robert Redford & Xiye Bastida highlight the critical role of international cooperation in preserving the planet’s habitability.
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    The Middle East Needs a Ceasefire Now

    Daoud Kuttab explains why the latest escalation could lead to a truce instead of an all-out military showdown.
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    Overcoming the Development-Project Implementation Gap

    Jorge Moreira da Silva highlights ways to strengthen the International Development Association’s already-powerful impact.

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