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Rabah Arezki

Rabah Arezki

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Rabah Arezki, a senior fellow at Harvard Kennedy School, is a former chief economist and vice president at the African Development Bank, a former chief economist of the World Bank’s Middle East and North Africa Region, and a former chief of the commodities unit at the International Monetary Fund.

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  1. The Multilateral Financing Paradox
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    The Multilateral Financing Paradox

    Jan 25, 2023 Rabah Arezki argues that international institutions must lend more to the world’s most vulnerable economies.

  2. Egypt’s Economic Crisis Is a Golden Opportunity
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    Egypt’s Economic Crisis Is a Golden Opportunity

    Jan 18, 2023 Rabah Arezki thinks the country’s aid program represents a chance to implement much-needed structural reforms.

  3. Economics in the New Age of National Security
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    Economics in the New Age of National Security

    Aug 26, 2022 Rabah Arezki thinks the global economy’s increasing fragmentation should prompt a paradigm shift in the discipline.

  4. Preventing Developing-Economy Debt Disasters
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    Preventing Developing-Economy Debt Disasters

    Apr 14, 2022 Rabah Arezki & Mahmoud Mohieldin warn that soaring food and energy prices spell trouble for the world's poor – and countries' balance sheets.

  5. Africa's Coup Wave
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    Africa's Coup Wave

    Mar 14, 2022 Rabah Arezki argues that recent military takeovers should prompt a rethink of democratization in fragile states.

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    A Subsidy War Without Winners

    Andrés Velasco calls on policymakers to avoid petty conflicts and work together to encourage green investments.
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    Japan’s New Security Posture Is Abe’s Legacy

    Taniguchi Tomohiko explains how the government’s ambitious defense agenda expands on the late prime minister’s ideas.
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    For the Common Good

    Mariana Mazzucato outlines a new governance model for ensuring a fairer distribution of agency, risk, and reward.
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    Helping Middle-Income Energy Exporters Kick the Fossil-Fuel Habit

    Carlos Lopes explains what it will take for resource-rich economies to diversify and develop new revenue sources.
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    The New European Frontier

    Giulio Boccaletti

    Given this summer's climate-driven disasters, one might think that the European political system would be devising comprehensive adaptation plans. But, despite some steps in the right direction, Europeans are only just waking up to the constitutional implications of a changing physical environment.

    thinks a changing climate will force the European Union finally to embrace its political nature.
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    The Poverty of Anti-Capitalism

    Harold James considers recent arguments against markets, globalization, and growth, finding them to be deeply flawed.
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    How Not to Fight Inflation

    Joseph E. Stiglitz sees little upside and much downside to further monetary-policy tightening by the US Federal Reserve.
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    Who Is Part of the Free World?

    Anne-Marie Slaughter urges US President Joe Biden to abandon a phrase that is better left in the twentieth century.
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    Realism About Techno-Optimism

    Gernot Wagner laments that public debate about climate solutions is long on political grandstanding and short on nuance.

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