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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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Joseph Stiglitz Publishes New Book: People, Power, and Profits

A Nobel prize winner challenges us to throw off the free market fundamentalists and reclaim our economy. An authoritative account of the predictable dangers of free market fundamentalism and the foundations of progressive capitalism, People, Power, and Profits shows us an America in crisis, but also lights a path through this challenging time.

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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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Lessons of the American election for Europe and the world

Despite years of disastrous economic policy, and an even more catastrophic handling of the Covid-19 crisis, US President Donald Trump received substantially more votes in 2020 than he did in 2016. His blustering in the name of America was seen as standing up for the country by these voters – and they will not go away.

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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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Nepal's Government Must Stop Violence Against Women, Ensure Equal Rights

Pratistha Joshi Rajkarnika​​r

Domestic abuse increased during the pandemic lockdown, but even before then sexism remained stubbornly entrenched. Until lawmakers get serious about gender parity, women's lives will not improve..

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Congress: Make the Child Tax Credit Permanent

Rakeen Mabud

The program is wildly popular with Americans and goes a long way in fighting both poverty and racism.

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Time to Pinpoint Policies Needed for Better Post-Pandemic Jobs Growth

Theresa Osborne

Wide-ranging questions will allow countries to find and fix past problems that went undiagnosed.

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