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Geo-economics Publications

The GPI draws on both a rich pool of international thinkers, academics, and professionals from diverse backgrounds, including international affairs, banking and finance, industry, technology and science, media and international organisations. What we all have in common is a strong belief that new and fresh ideas are needed for a rapidly changing world, and a shared dedication to devising innovative yet practical policy solutions to that can make a real difference.

Crypto-currencies: A Note

Central Banks are attacking crypto-currencies. An example is Frank Elderson, who is Vice-Chair of the Supervisory Board of the ECB, recently (March 16th) said that: “Crypto-assets are volatile. They lack any intrinsic value and there is no reliable institution backing...
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“Finance traders are fish in the sea, looking for the next mouthful”

When a trading ‘rabble’ hit financial markets in late January with retail investors putting a squeeze on the industry’s squeeze of GameShop, financial journalists were furious after years of pretending Wall Street had things to tell us. The upset by...
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Annual CIPD Reward Management Survey

In the 17th annual reward management survey researched and written for the CIPD, published on March 5th, 2021, the focus is on the impact that COVID-19 and the ensuing economic turmoil have had on employee reward management practices in the...
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The ECB’s Mandate: Wider Perspectives on European Union Monetary Policies

In January 2020, Christine Lagarde announced that the ECB would be conducting a year-long review process of its monetary policy and remit. Much has happened since its last review in 2004, and GPI has responded to Lagarde’s ambitious agenda. The...
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GPI Response to the European Central Bank Review

In January 2020 Christine Lagarde announced that the ECB would be conducting a year long review process of its monetary policy and remit. Much has happened since its last review in 2004, and GPI has responded to Lagarde’s ambitious agenda....
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Bangladesh’s Budget FY2021: Politics vs. Reality

For the last nine years Bangladesh has been growing steadily with an unbroken run of 6 percent or higher growth rates, reaching as high as 8.2 percent in 2019. With the unparalleled health, social and economic threats raised by the...
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Has the US Fed buried Milton Friedman’s monetary legacy?

The US Fed Chair Jerome Powell last week buried wage inflation targets. These were always terrible, but does this burial mean new hope? At the global central bank talkfest on 27 August, Powell put an end to the Inflation Targets...
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Pandemic and the Crisis of the Rules-based Liberal International Order

GPI’s Overview statement of mid-2019 noted the trends of de-globalisation, the failings of neoliberalism to underpin an equitable global order, and the build-up of pressure in relation to the climate emergency and resource depletion. These trends confirmed GPI’s original analysis...
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Diverging EU and US foreign policies are pitching up on opposite sides of China’s Great Wall

The Chinese government’s announcement of a controversial new national security law for Hong Kong has encountered distinctively restrained responses from policymakers and officials in Brussels and other European Union (EU) capitals in contrast to combative countermeasures coming out of Washington...
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GPI Review of the ECB – An Update

The GPI response to the ECB Review invitation, in preparation, examines briefly the first decade of the life of the ECB from 1999, but concentrates on the evolution of the ECB monetary policy, during the second decade, following the Global...
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What is a Hamilton moment?

Have I seen this musical before? No, that is not a Hamilton moment, but the musical is based on Ron Chernow’s excellent biography of one of America’s founding fathers, Alexander Hamilton. We used the term several times in our Federal...
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The Socio-Economic Implications of Covid-19 for Bangladesh

The ferocity of the Coronavirus pandemic has affected the developed and less developed regions of the globe, both urban and rural, and the activities we all take for granted have come to a standstill. This article, however, will focus on...
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Incoming Statistics – Duck, Duck, Duck!

We are being bombarded with statistics, wave-like attacks. The debt statistics of the great financial crash starting in 2008, then the awakening interest in inequality, and now the dreadful stats of Covid-19, which are instigating another wave of debt and...
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A GLOBAL SUMMARY OF THE COVID-19 VIRUS: ASSESSMENT TO APRIL 2020

This is a top down view of the progress of the Covid-19 virus and the global pandemic. It summarizes information obtained from John Hopkins University, and presented in a different form. The world is divided into 8 regions, and the...
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COVID-19, CORONA BONDS AND “KICKING THE CAN DOWN THE ROAD”

What I see is European construction drifting towards a free-trade zone, that is to say an English-style Europe, which I reject. If we do nothing, this will lead in 15 years to a break-up. I reject a Europe that would be...
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