The West must learn to understand power politics The belief in Western Europe is that European integration and international trade are automatic promoters of peace. Patrick van Schie says much of the world continues to think it is power that counts Reforming British economic policy Economic policy in Britain is at a crossroads. Patrick Minford argues that a change of leader creates an opportunity to reform policies which are set to create economic disaster The climate of trade The upward trend in global trade is being compromised. Graham Bright considers the challenges to crossborder trade going forward

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Monetary policy and the Great Volatility The Great Moderation was a period of prosperity. Isabel Schnabel argues that it is up to central banks whether today’s challenges will lead to the Great Volatility A story of tailwinds and headwinds Aggregate supply tailwinds are turning into headwinds, raising inflationary pressures and calling for a policy reset, argues Agustín Carstens The social dimension of the climate transition Mehtap Akgüç, Kalina Arabadjieva and Béla Galgóczi outline some of the key labour and social effects of the EU’s Fit for 55 climate package and potential responses that should be considered Achieving net zero emissions High-quality, reliable, and comparable gauges are lacking. Charlotte Gardes-Landolfini and Fabio Natalucci on how to close the data deficit

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Beyond GDP Paul Allin, Diane Coyle and Tim Jackson argue that changing how we measure progress is key to tackling a world in crisis

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The grand energy bargain Europe needs to defeat Putin Ben McWilliams, Simone Tagliapietra and Georg Zachmann argue that deeper integration and accelerated investment will allow the EU to push the transition to cleaner and more affordable energy Code of coercion Filip Medunic says the EU needs a sanctions doctrine – a framework to set out the goals, means, and risks for the use of economic measures
The impact of AI on the nature and quality of jobs Laura Nurski and Mia Hoffmann argue that policymakers should strengthen the role of social partners in the adoption of AI technology to protect workers

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At the heart of global markets Elise Donovan outlines the pivotal role that the BVI plays in supporting the global economy, which lies in the expertise and services that the BVI offers India’s climate action Nirupama Soundararajan and Arindam Goswami consider India’s commitment to net zero emissions, which puts the environment and sustainability centre stage in policymaking
Deceiving West and ‘detached’ elites Vladimir Putin portrays Russia as the victim, saying that western sanctions had ‘replaced the pandemic’ as a threat to the world order Is the dismal science back? Daniel Dăianu looks at the role of economics in society and says miracles are not possible, and economics cannot be seen as alchemy The importance of strategic autonomy in the digital era Society increasingly relies on technology. Wilbert Jan Derksen considers the importance of strategic autonomy in ensuring national security Meeting the challenges International harmony has turned to hatred, co-existence to conflict, and welfare to warfare. Graham Bright discusses technologies that can reduce friction in international trade

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Recovering from COVID Building resilience in select African economies. Conrad van Gass considers the lessons learnt from policy responses prompted by the pandemic Destabilised supply chains Shanghai, the world’s biggest port, is returning to normal. Sarah Schiffling and Nikolaos Valantasis Kanellos argue that despite this supply chains will get worse before they get better Fiscal support and monetary vigilance Olivier Blanchard and Jean Pisani-Ferry consider the economic policy implications of the Russia-Ukraine war for the European Union DLT-based enhancement of crossborder payment efficiency Dirk Zetzsche, Linn Anker-Sørensen, Maria Lucia Passador and Andreas Wehrli provide an initial analysis of the legal challenges related to DLT-based payment systems EU economic resilience tested The EU has revised growth forecasts down. Maarten Verwey, Laura Bardone and Kristian Orsini say the Russian invasion is exacerbating pre-existing headwinds to economic growth Old dogs, new tricks Adapting central bank balance sheets to a world of digital currencies. Andrew Hauser argues that we need to understand these impacts and build them into the design of CBDCs

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Climate capital The BoE recently tested the UK’s largest banks and insurers on how prepared they are for financial risks caused by climate change. Sam Woods reviews the results

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Decarbonisation of the energy system Zachmann et al highlight that the current national energy and climate plans (NECPs) of EU countries are insufficient to achieve a cost-efficient pathway to EU wide climate neutrality by 2050 Hope for the best, plan for the worst Graham Bright considers the global trade landscape post pandemic, and with current international tensions says we should hope for the best outcome and plan for the worst
Stablecoins: growth potential and impact on banking Gordon Liao and John Caramichael the huge growth of stablecoins and consider the broad impacts on the financial system Recalibrating global growth The British Virgin Islands has steadily increased its role in the global financial system, Elise Donovan discusses how the BVI will aid the post-COVID recovery Is the post-war trading system ending? Global trade faces many challenges. Uri Dadush argues the post-war system is being transformed into a more complex, politicised and contentious set of trade relationships Avoiding a doom loop Patrick Minford argues that British economic strategy post-COVID should prioritise growth and overrule conventional Treasury thinking The economic policy consequences of the war Jean Pisani-Ferry says the Ukraine war will have significant impacts on the EU, arising from oil and gas supply shocks, energy independence measures, the inflow of refugees and boosted defence spending Trade and the most vulnerable Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala outlines her views on how climate priorities can be addressed through trade actions which prioritise the specific challenges faced by least developed countries Climate finance and development Climate finance is treated as a form of aid support. Saliem Fakir argues that a shift is needed to investment support that would economically transform Africa The climate transition and its social dimension Mehtap Akgüç, Kalina Arabadjieva and Béla Galgóczi discuss the employment and distributional aspects of climate change mitigation in the European Union India’s commitment to renewable energy India has seen a strong growth in renewable energy. Nirupama Soundararajan and Arindam Goswami discuss India's approach to tackle climate change A classical liberal approach to inequality and inheritance Is inequality a problem? Patrick van Schie and Mark van de Velde look at whether equality is actually a core value to liberals New wine in new bottles Indian Free Trade agreements have been a mixed bag. Bipul Chatterjee and Sneha Singh consider the modernisation of India’s FTA strategy Recollections on financial stability Jon Cunliffe reflects on the key lessons he has learnt about financial stability and highlights longer-term challenges such as climate change and crypto, as well as the current situation, for financial markets Dialogue in a changing world The challenges facing the world today are unprecedented. Christine Lagarde says they can only be addressed by integrating scientific analysis into policymaking and acting together Adapting to change and consensus COP26 has shown that consensus is not just confined to politics. Graham Bright considers the finance sector’s role in promoting collaborative trade Goodbye Glasgow After COP26, and as the debate on whether Glasgow represents a success or a failure dies down, Klaas Lenaerts and Simone Tagliapietra ask what is next for global climate action Stablecoins and payments innovations Christopher Waller reflects on stablecoins, raises the risks and benefits with stablecoins, in particular the lack of a regulatory and supervisory framework A liberal perspective on trade and development Inequality and poverty remain a global reality. Edwin van de Haar considers the benefits of free trade to Sub-Saharan African development Under the western sky: the crypto frontier Carolyn Wilkins talks about cryptoassets and the ‘financial ecosystem’ they are a part of. She looks at the risks and opportunities decentralised finance may bring and the regulatory response to these Biometric technologies at work: a proposed use-based taxonomy Technology may not have a significant negative impact on the quantity of jobs, but it certainly transforms them. Mia Hoffmann and Mario Mariniello consider the implications for workers’ quality of life The dangers of unregulated AI Over the last decade, AI has made great advances. Daron Acemoğlu argues that current AI technologies are more likely to generate various adverse social consequences, rather than the promised gains Big tech reset? EU court dismisses Google appeal. Renaud Foucart believes the knock-on effects from this ruling could be enormous as tech giants consider their business models Power to the employees Employees have greater power than ever before. Jonathan Sharp says companies must reinvent themselves, adapt and empower their employees COVID-19 and food insecurity in Africa The pandemic has derailed gains made to achieve food security. Conrad van Gass and Joseph Upile Matola look at the role of free trade in developing African agriculture and building resilience The challenges of the digital euro Denis Beau argues it is unlikely that banks will be erased from a future payments landscape in which stablecoins and central bank digital currency dominate The Global Gateway: a real step towards a stronger Europe in the world Disappointment at the lack of fresh cash from EU global connectivity strategy is short-sighted. Simone Tagliapietra says Europe supports global development more than any other country in the world Do robots dream of paying taxes? The digital transition should be taxed alongside other societal transitions. Rebecca Christie argues that any tax on companies should be targeted and carefully designed to not stifle innovation Liberals and women’s rights: past and present There has been a century of female suffrage in the Netherlands. Fleur de Beaufort and Patrick van Schie consider the differing demands of feminists now and a century ago

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