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Kenneth Rogoff
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  • ECONOMICS, Emerging Markets, US

    Mohamed El-Erian, "Managing the Risks of a Rising Dollar"

    Project Syndicate - 14 May 2018

    The recent appreciation of the USD is likely to accelerate because both monetary-policy and growth differentials now favor the US. In that sense, the USD appreciation may be seen as consistent with a longer-term rebalancing of the global economy; but as Argentina’s recent request for IMF financing starkly demonstrates, a sharp and sudden dollar appreciation risks unbalancing things elsewhere. Emerging markets are particularly vulnerable (reads in 7-9 min).

    Published in Weekly selection 18 May 2018

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  • ECONOMICS, Asia, Inequalities

    Jesper Koll, "Japan has a form of capitalism that works"

    The Japan Times - 4 May 2018

    In this short column (reads in 5-6 min.), one of the most astute economists on Japan argues that the country “deserves the Nobel Prize for applied economics”. He observes that Japan is performing well - a model of capitalism that manages better than most to balance income growth and income distribution. He provides loads of data showing that the system is good at bringing up the bottom of the income pyramid and generating exceptional inclusion for all in financial wealth creation.

    Published in Weekly selection 12 May 2018

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  • ECONOMICS, Employment/unemployment, Technology, Innovation

    Paolo Gallo, "4 mega-trends for the future of work"

    World Economic Forum’s Global Agenda - 7 May 2018

    This is a short, punchy, piece on the four megatrends that will affect the labour markets and the nature of employment in the foreseeable future. (1) Impermanence: no more permanent contracts anymore - self-employment and freelance will become the norm; (2) Life expectancy: because of ageing, continuous learning will become a necessity; (3) New jobs: technology will end up creating more jobs than it destroys, but change will be painful and inequality will rise; (4) Women: the future belongs to them because they possess more of the qualities that will be most needed (reads in 5-6 min).

    Published in Weekly selection 12 May 2018

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