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Kenneth S. Rogoff: Economists vs. Scientists on Long-Term Growth

Kenneth Rogoff, Professor of Economics and Public Policy at Harvard University and recipient of the 2011 Deutsche Bank Prize in Financial Economics, was the chief economist of the International Monetary Fund from 2001 to 2003. The co-author of This Time is Different: Eight Centuries of Financial Folly, his new book, The Curse of Cash, was released in August 2016.

As originally published on Project Syndicate.

Dan Runde: The World Bank’s Doing Business Indicators Still Work

Daniel Runde served in the George W. Bush administration at USAID. He also worked at the World Bank Group (IFC). He currently holds the William A. Schreyer Chair at the Center for Strategic and International Studies.

As originally published on Foreign Policy.

Scott Morris: China Borrows a Lot of Money from the World Bank, and That’s Okay

Scott Morris is a senior fellow at the Center for Global Development and director of the US Development Policy Initiative. Additionally, he works on issues related to the International Financial Institutions (IFIs) and particularly the relationship between the IFIs and the United States. Morris served as deputy assistant secretary for development finance and debt at the US Treasury Department during the first term of the Obama Administration.

George Soros Remarks Delivered at the World Economic Forum

George Soros is one of the world’s foremost philanthropists, having given away over $12 billion to date. His funding has supported individuals and organizations across the globe fighting for freedom of expression, transparency, accountable government, and societies that promote justice and equality.

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Nouriel Roubini: Blockchain’s Broken Promises

Nouriel Roubini, a professor at NYU’s Stern School of Business and CEO of Roubini Macro Associates, was Senior Economist for International Affairs in the White House's Council of Economic Advisers during the Clinton Administration. He has worked for the International Monetary Fund, the US Federal Reserve, and the World Bank.

As originally published on Project Syndicate.

Lawrence Summers: Donald Trump’s big choice at Davos

Lawrence H. Summers was director of the National Economic Council for President Barack Obama until November 2011. He is currently the Charles W. Eliot University Professor at Harvard University and Weil Director, Mossavar-Rahmani Center for Business & Government at the Harvard Kennedy School.

As originally published in the Financial Times.

Katrin Kuhlmann: Development in Place of Discord: Could a New Path Emerge for the WTO?

Katrin Kuhlmann is the President and Founder of the New Markets Lab, a non-profit law and development center. She is also a Lecturer on Law at Harvard Law School and an Adjunct Professor at Georgetown University Law Center, and she serves as a member of the Trade Advisory Committee on Africa of the Office of the United States Trade Representative (USTR). Her areas of focus include trade and development, economic law and regulation, entrepreneurship, regional trade, and international legal and regulatory reform.

Shanker A. Singham: Reviving Commitment to Multilateralism

Shanker Singham leads the Legatum Institute’s work on the Economics of Prosperity and is Chairman of our Special Trade Commission. He is a leading expert on international trade, and a regular commentator on the UK's future trade relationships after Brexit. He has advised governments and companies around the world on trade initiatives, including the accession of Poland and Hungary to the EU and of China and Russia to the WTO.

Bozkurt Aran: A Test Case for Globalization: The World Trade Organization

Bozkurt Aran graduated from Ankara University Faculty of Political Sciences in 1971 and started work at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs as Third Secretary at the Department of Eastern Europe in 1973. Aran served as Vice Consul, at the Salzburg Consulate General; First Secretary at the Kuala Lumpur Embassy; and as Economic Counsellor at the Washington Embassy. He was appointed Consul General, Dusseldorf, Germany (1989-1993); Ambassador to Pakistan (1998-2000); Permanent Representative to UNESCO, Paris (2002-2004); and Ambassador to the Islamic Republic of Iran (2004-2006).

Dee Smith: A World on the Brink

A World On The Brink with Dee Smith

A World On The Brink is a new 5-part television documentary series about global change and geopolitical risk featuring intelligence and foreign policy specialist Dee Smith, who is co-creator, host, and executive producer. The series is produced by Real Vision Television, a streaming subscription television service for investors.

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