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Xavier Vives

Xavier Vives

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Xavier Vives, Professor of Economics and Finance at IESE Business School, is the co-author (with Darrell Duffie, Thierry Foucault, and Laura Veldkamp) of the report Technology and Finance.

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  1. Crypto’s Well-Worn Path to Crisis
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    Crypto’s Well-Worn Path to Crisis

    Dec 2, 2022 Xavier Vives writes that, despite the novelty of the assets, the narrative of FTX’s collapse was established long ago.

  2. Is There a Method to Putin's Madness?
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    Is There a Method to Putin's Madness?

    Mar 2, 2022 Xavier Vives asks whether the Russian president's decision to attack Ukraine was reckless or strategically cunning.

  3. Was COP26 Cheap Talk?
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    Was COP26 Cheap Talk?

    Nov 17, 2021 Xavier Vives assesses the outcome of this year’s UN climate-change conference in light of current global constraints.

  4. Is an Energy Winter Coming to Europe?
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    Is an Energy Winter Coming to Europe?

    Oct 13, 2021 Xavier Vives sees the recent spike in electricity prices as part of a new normal that the continent must confront.

  5. European Banking’s Moment of Merger Truth
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    European Banking’s Moment of Merger Truth

    Dec 2, 2020 Xavier Vives thinks the industry must consolidate to remain competitive and avoid a return to excessive risk taking.

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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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