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David Lipton

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For Your Eyes Only: Three Jobs Not to Defer in 2013

(1) Comments | Posted January 2, 2013 | 9:02 PM

With the New Year, we all hope to put the global financial crisis behind us. We also need to do more to secure our future.

Beyond our current economic and financial problems, there are long-term issues that we all know about, but that get too little attention in an era...

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Middle East and North Africa Face Historic Crossroads

(1) Comments | Posted November 27, 2012 | 2:04 PM

Almost two years since the Arab Awakening started, the future of the Middle East and North Africa is in a flux, with fledgling democracies struggling to find their way and renewed outbreaks of violence adding to the challenges the region is facing. Some are starting to worry aloud that the...

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Fiscal Consolidation: Striking the Right Balance

(2) Comments | Posted May 8, 2012 | 4:48 PM

The debate on austerity vs. growth has gained in intensity, as countries in Europe and elsewhere struggle with low growth, high debt, and rising unemployment. In essence, policymakers are being asked to tackle a continuation of the worst crisis since the Great Depression.

This would be...

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