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Vinod Thomas

Vinod Thomas

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Vinod Thomas, a former senior vice president at the World Bank and former director-general at the Asian Development Bank, is a visiting professor at the National University of Singapore's Lee Kuan Yew School of Public Policy.

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  1. Accountability for Climate Catastrophes
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    Accountability for Climate Catastrophes

    Oct 18, 2021 Vinod Thomas compares greenhouse-gas emissions to smoking, because both can now be linked directly to grave harms.

  2. The Case for Carbon Import Taxes
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    The Case for Carbon Import Taxes

    Jul 8, 2021 Ed Araral & Vinod Thomas urge EU and US policymakers to adhere to the key principles that should govern emissions-based levies.

  3. The Necessity of Climate Economics
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    The Necessity of Climate Economics

    Oct 16, 2019 Vinod Thomas urges economists to make the negative externality of global warming central to their growth models.

  4. Hurricanes at the Ballot Box
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    Hurricanes at the Ballot Box

    Sep 19, 2018 Vinod Thomas says extreme weather is an opportunity to hold elected officials accountable for climate change.

  5. How Climate Action Can Make America Great
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    How Climate Action Can Make America Great

    Dec 15, 2016 Vinod Thomas thinks US President-elect Donald Trump has good reason to help combat global warming.

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    The Challenge of Monetary Tightening

    Takatoshi Ito identifies the main risks raised by central banks’ efforts to rein in inflation.
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    The High Stakes of Climate-Risk Accounting

    Gernot Wagner & Tom Brookes show why economists can no longer ignore the need for a far more comprehensive set of welfare indicators.
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    The Cost of the Fed’s Challenged Credibility

    Mohamed A. El-Erian interprets the latest market tumult as the price of delaying monetary-policy tightening for too long.
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    Core Dangers for the Fed and China

    Stephen S. Roach

    Just as a fixation on core inflation can mislead central banks, as it has done with the US Federal Reserve, the power of a “core leader” like China’s Xi Jinping is a recipe for misdirected and ultimately unsustainable policy regimes. The very notion of a core adds a false sense of precision when addressing complex problems.

    thinks the US central bank and Chinese governance share a conceptual weakness leading to major policy blunders.
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    Amazon’s Satanic Mills

    Antara Haldar sees recent unionization efforts as a welcome response to an unethical and inhumane business model.
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    Asia’s Captive Market for Migrant Labor

    M. Niaz Asadullah highlights how an entrenched alliance of politicians, bureaucrats, and business elites is exploiting workers.
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    In Search of a Development Plan for Asia

    Andrew Sheng & Xiao Geng argue that bottom-up institutions – not top-down strategies – are the key to regional integration.
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    Giorgia Meloni’s Moment

    Bill Emmott sees little difference between the Brothers of Italy’s program and that of recent right-wing governments.
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    America’s Education Emergency

    Michael R. Strain calls for urgent action to make up for pandemic learning loss in light of dismal new test scores.

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