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By Kemal Dervis - Jun 05,2021
WASHINGTON, DC — As the Nobel laureate economists Robert Shiller, Abhijit Banerjee, and Esther Duflo have argued eloquently in recent books, political debate and economic policy are driven much more by simple “narratives” than by complex and nuanced theories or models.
By Kemal Dervis - Jan 20,2021
WASHINGTON, DC  —  The inauguration of US President-elect Joe Biden on January 20 will usher in momentous change for the better for the United States.
By Kemal Dervis - Jan 03,2021
WASHINGTON, DC — With the arrival of effective vaccines likely to bring the catastrophic COVID-19 pandemic under control in much of the world by summer 2021, the fight against climate change will once again be humanity’s great existential challenge.
By Kemal Dervis - Aug 23,2020
WASHINGTON, DC — On September 21, 2020, the United Nations will mark its 75th anniversary with a negotiated declaration to be endorsed at a high-level meeting the same month.
By Kemal Dervis - Jun 10,2020
WASHINGTON, DC — With the COVID-19 catastrophe having laid bare the vulnerabilities inherent in a hyper-connected, just-in-time global economy, a retreat from globalisation increasingly seems inevitable. To some extent, this may be desirable.
By Kemal Dervis - Feb 12,2020
WASHINGTON, DC — A time-honoured but often problematic practice in basic welfare economics is to separate efficiency considerations from distributional concerns.
By Kemal Dervis - Dec 07,2019
WASHINGTON, DC — Abhijit Banerjee and Esther Duflo, two of this year’s recipients of the Nobel Memorial Prize in Economic Sciences, are the latest among leading economists to remind us that gross domestic product is an imperfect measure of human welfare.
By Kemal Dervis - Jul 29,2019
WASHINGTON, DC — With the main European Union institutions preparing for a change of leadership this autumn, now is a good time to reflect on the EU’s priorities for the coming years.The EU’s new top team is all but confirmed.
By Kemal Dervis - Jun 03,2019
WASHINGTON, DC — Technological waves have always driven social and political change and progress, along with economic growth. Gutenberg’s printing press democratised communications, which had long been monopolised by church scribes.
By Kemal Dervis - May 16,2019
WASHINGTON, DC — On May 23-26, voters across the European Union will go to the polls to elect members of the European Parliament. Much will be at stake.

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