• The fiscal inheritance and the fiscal effort
    29 December, 2018

    The fiscal inheritance and the fiscal effort


    By Sebastian Galiani. In collaboration with Santiago Afonso (Ministry of Finance) and Federico González Rouco (Office of the Chief of Ministerial Staff)   The discussion about the fiscal effort made by the government of Cambiemos tends to focus on indicators that hide the true magnitude of the fiscal inheritance received,Read More

  • Interview to Branko Milanovic
    28 December, 2016

    Interview to Branko Milanovic


     [This is the full text of my interview with Vincent Bevins. An edited version was published in The New Republic.]  Let’s start with the obvious question. Does the elephant graph explain the victory of Brexit and Trump? Are globalization’s losers rebelling against the system that has been in place since theRead More

  • What can we expect from the Trump Administration?
    30 November, 2016

    What can we expect from the Trump Administration?


    Donald Trump’s election as President of the United States has sparked a great deal of speculation. In this post, we will analyze the political viability of some of his proposals and explore the effects that their implementation may have on the United States and the rest of the world. Immigration:Read More

  • NEW YORK, NY - JUNE 16:   Business mogul Donald Trump points as he gives a speech as he announces his candidacy for the U.S. presidency at Trump Tower on June 16, 2015 in New York City.  Trump is the 12th Republican who has announced running for the White House.  (Photo by Christopher Gregory/Getty Images)
    26 November, 2016

    Elections in America: It is also about rising equality


    By Nora Lustig[1] In a recent Washington Post article, President Obama was quoted saying “When we see people, global elites, wealthy corporations seemingly living by a different set of rules, avoiding taxes, manipulating loopholes … this feeds a profound sense of injustice.”[2] So, why did so many of the victimsRead More

  • ARCHIV - HANDOUT - US Präsident Barack Obama (l) unterhält sich mit Bundeskanzlerin Angela Merkel (CDU) am 19.06.2013 auf dem Dach des Kanzleramtes in Berlin. US-Präsident Barack Obama wird überraschend noch einmal Deutschland besuchen. Das Weiße Haus teilte am Dienstag in Washington mit, der scheidende Präsident werde am 16. November aus Athen nach Berlin kommen und am 18. November zu einem Gipfel ins peruanische Lima weiterreisen. Foto: Steffen Kugler/Bundespresseamt/dpa (zu dpa «US-Präsident Obama kommt im November noch einmal nach Deutschland» vom 25.10.2016 - ACHTUNG nur zur redaktionellen Verwendung bei Nennung der Quelle «Steffen Kugler/Bundespresseamt/dpa»)) +++(c) dpa - Bildfunk+++
    26 November, 2016

    Obama, Merkel Push Transatlantic Agenda


    In a guest piece for weekly magazine WirtschaftsWoche, Angela Merkel and Barack Obama spell out the importance of trans-Atlantic relations, and urge progress on climate change and a free-trade deal. Germany and the United States are deeply linked together: Our joint history has led us through both bright and darkRead More


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