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Paola Subacchi

Paola Subacchi

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Paola Subacchi, Professor of International Economics at the University of London’s Queen Mary Global Policy Institute, is the author, most recently, of the report De-Risking the Global Financial System: Forging a “New Consensus.”

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  1. Cry for Milei’s Argentina
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    Cry for Milei’s Argentina

    Nov 29, 2023 Paola Subacchi cautions against the incoming leader’s pledge to establish the greenback as the sole legal tender.

  2. The Italian Economy’s Moment of Truth
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    The Italian Economy’s Moment of Truth

    Jun 14, 2023 Paola Subacchi thinks this year’s growth slowdown will force the government to focus on a narrower set of priorities.

  3. What Role for the G20?
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    What Role for the G20?

    Jun 12, 2023 Mohan Kumar, et al. consider whether the forum is still fit for purpose now that great-power rivalries are ascendant.

  4. The Great Global Crack-Up
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    The Great Global Crack-Up

    Mar 8, 2023 Paola Subacchi examines the risks generated by the geopolitics-fueled backlash against economic globalization.

  5. China’s New Direction
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    China’s New Direction

    Jan 6, 2023 Paola Subacchi considers the implications of a systemically important country turning its back on the system.

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    Putin’s Silk Road Around Sanctions

    Robin Brooks & Simon Johnson urge Europe and the G7 to stop the re-export of Western goods to Russia from Central Asia and the Caucasus.
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    To Fight Climate Change, End Fossil-Fuel Subsidies

    Günther Thallinger & Ludovic Subran urge policymakers to recognize the true costs of a policy that harms the planet and does not help the poor.
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    Banking on the World Bank’s Knowledge

    Wempi Saputra identifies three areas in which the organization’s client countries could use more guidance.
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    The Algorithm and Its Discontents

    Mariana Mazzucato & Ilan Strauss

    Deploying algorithms to maximize user engagement is how Big Tech firms maximize shareholder value, with short-term profits often overriding longer-term business objectives. Now that AI is poised to supercharge the platform economy, new rules and governance structures are urgently needed to safeguard the public.

    propose five principles to ensure that the digital economy serves the public good before short-term profit.
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    Judgment Days for Democracy

    Nicholas Reed Langen suspects that judges will play an increasingly central role in protecting democracy against populist assaults.
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    A Global Cash-Transfer Fund Could End Extreme Poverty

    Cina Lawson & Rory Stewart

    Cash transfers offer a transformative solution to multidimensional poverty, by enhancing dozens of outcomes simultaneously. They have already proven effective, adaptable, and replicable, and now they are becoming more attainable every year with growing mobile coverage and improved digital infrastructure.

    show that the conditions are ripe for deploying lump-sum payments to the world’s poorest people.
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    The Drums of US-China Cyber War

    Stephen S. Roach worries that irrational Sinophobia has become America's new bipartisan political orthodoxy.
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    Japan as Number Four

    Takatoshi Ito hopes the news that the economy has slipped from third place globally will serve as a wake-up call.
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    The Financial March to War

    Harold James explains how currency wars and speculation could feature in today’s great-power conflicts.

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