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By Michael Spence - Aug 30,2021
PORTOVENERE, ITALY — As recently as three months ago, the global economy seemed to be on track for a relatively robust recovery.
By Michael Spence - Jul 04,2021
MILAN — At the recent G-7 and NATO gatherings, China was singled out as a strategic competitor, a calculating trading partner, a technological and national-security threat, a human-rights violator and a champion of authoritarianism globally.
By Michael Spence - May 17,2021
MILAN — At this point in the pandemic, the key question is whether vaccine production can be ramped up quickly enough to allow most people to be vaccinated relatively soon.
By Michael Spence - Mar 17,2021
MILAN — COVID-19 vaccination programmes are gaining momentum as production capacity ramps up, and as disorganised and tentative distribution and administration procedures are replaced by more robust systems.
By Michael Spence - Mar 03,2021
MILAN  —  Perhaps no single aspect of the digital revolution has received more attention than the effect of automaton on jobs, work, employment, and incomes.
By Michael Spence - Jan 27,2021
MILAN — US President Joe Biden’s plan for ending the COVID-19 pandemic and hastening the economic recovery is well designed and comprehensive, with clear objectives and priorities.
By Michael Spence - Oct 01,2020
MILAN — Informational asymmetries between buyers and sellers have long been known to impair market performance.
By Michael Spence - Sep 01,2020
MILAN — Much economic commentary nowadays focuses on “divergence”: while broad equity-market indices are at or near all-time highs, much of the wider economy struggles to recover from one of the most severe downturns ever.
By Michael Spence - Feb 13,2020
MILAN — Climate change was at the forefront of last month’s World Economic Forum (WEF) meeting in Davos, Switzerland. Younger participants, in particular, underscored the challenge ahead, with the teenage activist Greta Thunberg delivering a powerful speech on the subject.
By Michael Spence - Jan 06,2020
FORT LAUDERDALE — As one advances in age, one tends to mark each new year by reflecting on the broader developments that have run in parallel with one’s own lifetime.

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