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Weak International Economic Cooperation--COVID-19 Crisis

This paper analyzes several of the dimensions of weakening multilateralism in the area of economic cooperation during the COVID-19 crisis. Professor José Antonio Ocampo argues that international cooperation during the COVID-19 crisis has been weaker than during the 2008-09 North Atlantic Financial crisis.

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The Role of the EIB in the Green Transformation

The European Investment Bank (EIB) is an integral part of the European Green Deal, with the role of funding agency and advisor, with programs structured around the key area of focus of the European Green Deal and with a Climate Action Plan implying the EIB will be making 50% of their lending to climate change-related activities by 2025.

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Call for Papers: JGD Issue on Gendered Effects of Globalization

While the aggregate effects of globalization are well documented, the different impacts of globalization on men and women have received less attention. This special issue will focus on the gendered impacts of globalization in lower- and middle-income countries. The authors are open to both theoretical and empirical work, and proposals of 1500 words or less are due June 15, 2022.

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Recovering from the Pandemic: An Appraisal of Lessons Learned

This FEPS Covid Response Paper provides observations from the failures and successes around the world in dealing with Covid-19 and its economic aftermath. Professor Stiglitz explains why, even with the best policies, the economic fall-out from Covid-19 is likely to be severe: there will not be a V-shaped recovery, but rather a U-shaped one.

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World Protests: A Study of Key Protest Issues in the 21st Century

Social unrest has been rising worldwide. World Protests examines over 2,800 protests between 2006-2020 in 101 countries, covering 93% of the world population. The study shows that most protests are peaceful and that their demands are in accordance with Human Rights and development goals. Protesters want better public services, jobs, living standards, democracy and civil rights.

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Supreme Court Abortion Decision Will Cause More Maternal Deaths and Greater Economic Hardship

Stefania Albanesi

The U.S. already has the highest maternal mortality rate among wealthy nations. Overturning Roe sets the nation back even more.

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In Turbulent Times the IMF Can Safeguard Financial Stability By Fully Embracing Capital Controls

Lara Merling, Luma Ramos

Advice to countries is inconsistent and uneven, a recent report finds.

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The Breast is the World's Shortest Supply Chain. Stop Being Squeamish and Start Working on Better Breastfeeding Policies

Katheryn Russ

To avoid another formula shortage we must talk about breastmilk. The scope of the crisis is in no small part the fault of economists. We have neglected nursing parents in economic policy, and we have turned a blind eye to the political economy of breastmilk.

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When Violence Goes Up the Income Gap Widens. Something Needs to Be Done

Andrea Velásquez

Self-employed women stay home when violence in a community escalates. Self-employed men continue to work. This can have profound effects on household dynamics and women's wellbeing.

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Don't Let Inaction Shape the Economic Recovery. That's What Susan Strange Would Say

Anastasia Nesvetailova

The great British scholar, a founder of the field of international political economy, warned against geopolitical passivity. The world must not let political inertia and resistance by entrenched interests lead to a non-decision to do better.

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