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Another predictable bank failure

The run on Silicon Valley Bank (SVB) – on which nearly half of all venture-backed tech start-ups in the United States depend – is in part a rerun of a familiar story, but it’s more than that. Once aga ...More

EJ Insight2023-03-15

Will geopolitics or technology reshape global monetary order?

When the United States and its G7 partners imposed sanctions on Russia’s central bank and barred Western financial institutions from doing business with Russian counterparties, commentators warned of ...More

EJ Insight2023-03-14

China’s fast EV growth should be even faster

As a maturing, cost-effective technology, electric vehicles (EVs) are a key part of the solution to planet-heating emissions. When paired with clean electricity, they offer a route to climate-neutral ...More

EJ Insight2023-03-13

How governments can reach those furthest behind first

We are at the halfway point for implementing the Sustainable Development Goals (from 2015 to 2030), but we are not halfway to achieving them. In fact, in many critical areas – from poverty to food sec ...More

EJ Insight2023-03-13

The inflation picture gets murkier

In January, I expressed optimism that a recession across the Western world (and beyond) was becoming less likely, and high-frequency indicators since then have indeed supported a benign outlook. This ...More

EJ Insight2023-03-10

AI and the global south

Recent months may well be remembered as the moment when predictive artificial intelligence went mainstream. While prediction algorithms have been in use for decades, the release of applications such a ...More

EJ Insight2023-03-09

The algorithm society and its discontents

In my view, the most profound and insightful work of political economy written in the 2010s was neither a journal article nor a monograph nor a book in the traditional sense. Rather, it was an online ...More

EJ Insight2023-03-09

The culture-war trap

The United States is in the midst of a book-banning frenzy. According to PEN America, 1,648 books were prohibited in public schools across the country between July 2021 and June 2022. That number is e ...More

EJ Insight2023-03-08

Evidence for equity

“What gets measured gets done.” It is a well-worn maxim, attributed to everyone from management guru Peter Drucker to physicist Lord Kelvin. Regardless of who said it first, the point is a crucial one ...More

EJ Insight2023-03-08

Popping China’s balloon

When US President Joe Biden and his Chinese counterpart, Xi Jinping, met in Bali last November, they agreed to hold high-level meetings to establish “guardrails” for the Sino-American strategic compet ...More

EJ Insight2023-03-07

Why the Russia sanctions are missing the mark

US President Joe Biden deserves all the praise he received for his recent trip to Ukraine and Poland to mark the first anniversary of Russia’s full-scale invasion. Biden’s ten-hour train ride from the ...More

EJ Insight2023-03-06

The climate security failure

World leaders, diplomats, intelligence officials, and scholars convened in Germany in February for the annual Munich Security Conference amid a raging land war in Europe and heightened geopolitical te ...More

EJ Insight2023-03-06

Trouble with carbon markets

In January, it was revealed that as much as 90% of the carbon credits approved by one of the world’s largest certifiers may be phantom, thus not representing actual reductions of carbon in the atmosph ...More

EJ Insight2023-03-03

Are Russian oil prices being rigged?

In 2012, the Commodity Futures Trading Commission grabbed international attention by investigating the manipulation of LIBOR, Euribor, and other interest-rate benchmarks. By 2015, the CFTC had fined s ...More

EJ Insight2023-03-03

The UN must not be powerless

The first anniversary of Russia’s invasion of Ukraine has been a good opportunity to reflect on the war’s global implications. In addition to untold human misery, Russia’s aggression triggered a histo ...More

EJ Insight2023-03-02

Development banks must embrace nuclear energy

Multilateral development banks (MDBs) have historically been reluctant to invest in nuclear energy, and the World Bank has not financed a nuclear power plant since 1959. In the absence of MDB funds, t ...More

EJ Insight2023-03-02

What Europe’s economy needs now

Faced with growing investment gaps, most European policymakers seem to think it is time for another broad-based stimulus package, despite high inflation and high levels of public debt. But I am afraid ...More

EJ Insight2023-03-01

Who stands for freedom?

The Republican Party has long wrapped itself in the American flag, claiming to be the defender of “freedom.” The GOP believes individuals should be free to carry firearms, spew hate speech, and eschew ...More

EJ Insight2023-02-28

High time for a high-seas treaty

Our planet’s tightly woven, interconnected natural systems are vital to life and livelihoods. Yet with each passing season, we are witnessing the crushing realities of the climate crisis and biodivers ...More

EJ Insight2023-02-27

The crusade to ban ESG makes no sense

When it burst into the mainstream several years ago, the sustainable investment movement met relatively little resistance as it sought to persuade managers and shareholders to shift their focus from s ...More

EJ Insight2023-02-27

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