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Todd G. Buchholz

Todd G. Buchholz

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Todd G. Buchholz, a former White House director of economic policy under President George W. Bush and managing director of the Tiger hedge fund, is the recipient of the Harvard Department of Economics’ Allyn Young Teaching Prize. He is the author of New Ideas from Dead Economists (Plume, 2021), The Price of Prosperity (Harper, 2016), and co-author of the musical Glory Ride.

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  1. Will Cupid’s Aim Improve?
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    Will Cupid’s Aim Improve?

    Feb 12, 2024 Todd G. Buchholz predicts that more young Americans will find partners, get married, and have children in coming years.

  2. Are Electric Cars a Dead End?
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    Are Electric Cars a Dead End?

    Jan 25, 2024 Todd G. Buchholz explains why consumers remain wary of the technology despite all the policies designed to boost adoption.

  3. America after Peak Cars and Snacks
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    America after Peak Cars and Snacks

    Nov 16, 2023 Todd G. Buchholz predicts that consumers’ declining appetite for gas guzzlers and calories will reshape the US economy.

  4. The Golda Who Mattered
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    The Golda Who Mattered

    Sep 11, 2023 Todd G. Buchholz recounts the Israeli prime minister's storied political career and major diplomatic successes.

  5. The Doctor Can’t See You Now
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    The Doctor Can’t See You Now

    Oct 12, 2022 Todd G. Buchholz & Michael Mindlin show how the United States can head off even larger shortages of health-care personnel and drugs.

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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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