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Central Banks/Inequality – Are Central Banks to Blame for Rising Inequality? (Project-Syndicate)

KENNETH ROGOFF writes: Judging by the number of times phrases such as “equitable growth” and “the distributional footprint of monetary policy” appear in central bankers’ speeches nowadays, it is clear that monetary policymakers are feeling the heat as concerns about the rise of inequality continue to grow. But is monetary policy to blame for this problem, and is it really the right tool for redistributing income?

go to Project-Syndicate: Are Central Banks to Blame for Rising Inequality? by Kenneth Rogoff – Project Syndicate (project-syndicate.org)

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Inequality – How can we close inequality gaps in the global COVID-19 recovery? (WEF)

writes: The global economic recovery continues, but with a widening gap between advanced economies and many emerging market and developing economies. Our latest global growth forecast of 6 percent for 2021 is unchanged from the previous outlook, but the composition has changed.

go to WEF: COVID-19: how can we make the global recovery more equal? | World Economic Forum (weforum.org)

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Inequality – How can the world address inequality? 7 experts explain (Abhinav Chugh, WEF)

  • The COVID-19 pandemic has exacerbated socioeconomic inequalities.
  • Mitigating inequality requires a mix of bottom-up and top-down changes that address the underlying social and economic systems.
  • Seven experts shine a light on creating a future that leaves no one behind.

How can the world address inequality? 7 experts explain | World Economic Forum (weforum.org)

 

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Pandemic – Pandemic, Inequality and Geopolitics (Valdai Discussion Club)

Andrés Serbin

The COVID-19 pandemic has probably caused the greatest economic, political and social damage to humanity since World War II. In fact, it will accelerate and deepen some of the pre-existing processes and trends and will confront us with new challenges and scenarios at the global level, the scope of which we barely glimpse.

https://valdaiclub.com/a/highlights/pandemic-inequality-and-geopolitics/

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(Technology/Growth/Inequality) Technology, growth, and inequality: Changing dynamics in the digital era (Brookings)

Zia Qureshi

Ours is a time of exciting technological change. The era of smart machines holds the promise of a more prosperous future for all. But it demands smarter policies to realize that promise. To capture potential gains in productivity and economic growth and to address rising inequality, policies will need to be more responsive to change as technology reshapes markets. And change will only intensify as artificial intelligence and other new advances drive digital transformation further—and at an accelerated pace in the aftermath of the COVID-19 pandemic.

Technology, growth, and inequality: Changing dynamics in the digital era

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(Development Cooperation/Inequality) Assessing potential effects of development cooperation on inequality (DIE)

Mario Negre

https://www.die-gdi.de/en/briefing-paper/article/assessing-potential-effects-of-development-cooperation-on-inequality/

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(Pandemic/Inequality) Why coronavirus pandemic is helping narrow global inequality (Al Arabiya)

Omar Al-Ubaydli

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BRAZIL – Between Two Epidemics: Coronavirus and Inequality in Brazil – A Conversation with GGF 2035 Fellow Felipe Oriá (Felipe Oriá, Global Policy)

This interview was conducted by the Global Governance Futures – Robert Bosch Foundation Multilateral Dialogues, which brings together young professionals to look ahead 15 years and recommend ways to address global challenges.

https://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/21/12/2020/between-two-epidemics-coronavirus-and-inequality-brazil-conversation-ggf-2035

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USA/INEQUALITY/PANDEMIC – Housing inequality gets worse as the COVID-19 pandemic is prolonged (Yung Chun and Michal Grinstein-Weiss, Brookings)

Housing inequality gets worse as the COVID-19 pandemic is prolonged