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William H. Janeway

William H. Janeway

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William H. Janeway is an affiliated lecturer in economics at the University of Cambridge and author of Doing Capitalism in the Innovation Economy (Cambridge University Press, 2018).

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  1. The Rise of Mesoeconomics
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    The Rise of Mesoeconomics

    May 17, 2024 William H. Janeway explains how a long-neglected field of economic study can be applied to today's most pressing policy challenges.

  2. Is Techno-Monopoly Inevitable?
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    Is Techno-Monopoly Inevitable?

    Apr 5, 2024 William H. Janeway assesses a new theory of “technological market power” and its effects on the modern economy.

  3. The Political Economy of Technology
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    The Political Economy of Technology

    Aug 25, 2023 William H. Janeway considers the impact of technical advances and political power on socioeconomic outcomes over two centuries.

  4. What to Do About Radical Uncertainty
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    What to Do About Radical Uncertainty

    Jul 21, 2023 William H. Janeway describes three approaches to managing the unknowable in markets that demand both efficiency and innovation.

  5. William H. Janeway on state-sponsored innovation, greentech, asset bubbles, and more
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    William H. Janeway on state-sponsored innovation, greentech, asset bubbles, and more

    Mar 7, 2023 William H. Janeway proposes a better approach to innovation-boosting state procurement, explains why financial speculation is vital to technological progress, highlights three recent developments that could transform capitalism, and more.

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    Diplomacy Could Help Revive Democracy in Venezuela

    Roberto Patiño urges the international community to help ensure a free and fair presidential election in July.
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    The Specter of Neo-Fascism Is Haunting Europe

    Slavoj Žižek

    With mainstream parties and politicians already preparing to accommodate the far right following this month's European Parliament election, the axiom of post-World War II European democracy has been quietly abandoned. “No collaboration with fascists" is being replaced by a tacit acceptance of them.

    harbors no illusions about what the outcome of the European Parliament election means.
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    Can Private Hospitals Increase Access to Health Care in Developing Countries?

    Titir Bhattacharya & Tanika Chakraborty show how innovative insurance schemes can help low- and middle-income economies achieve universal coverage.
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    Tracking Ukraine’s Reconstruction Funds

    Wolfgang Fengler & Vladyslav Rashkovan show how digital tools can streamline the process, improve transparency, and provide accountability.
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    Slovakia’s Anti-Democratic Government Is Doubling Down

    Soňa Muzikárová warns that the assassination attempt in May has led the government to double down on illiberal reforms.
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    D-Day and the Threat of Total War

    Robert Skidelsky

    After eight decades of relative peace, the world is once again dividing into hostile economic and geopolitical blocs. The 80th anniversary of the invasion of Normandy offers a valuable opportunity to reflect on the principles we are willing to defend and the sacrifices we are prepared to make.

    thinks understanding the causes and consequences of past global conflicts is crucial to preventing another one.
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    The Dangers of a US Capital Inflow Tax

    Maurice Obstfeld worries that a little-known, highly costly method of deficit reduction is gaining political traction.
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    Europe’s Green Transition Requires More Skilled Workers

    Julie Beaufils urges policymakers to boost the attractiveness of technical vocations by expanding access to apprenticeships.
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    A Monetary and Economic Order Fit for the Twenty-First Century

    Ulrich Volz, et al. identify eight priorities to build a more resilient, inclusive, and sustainable global financial architecture.

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