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Articles and analyses from the INET community on the key economic questions of our time.

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Experts on Inflation: Prognosis, Political Fallout and Who’s Really to Blame

Nov 18, 2021

Economists Claudia Sahm, Servaas Storm, and Pia Malaney share their views on the problem that has everyone freaking out. Here’s what it all means for your pocketbook – and your democracy.

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Public Opinion on U.S. Trade Policy: Time to Ask Better Questions

Oct 19, 2021

Open-ended polling responses reveal considerably more complexity – and more ambivalence and negativity – in Americans’ views of international trade than has been inferred from widely cited closed questions

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Nanjala Nyabola: COVID-19 and Africa: Techno-solutions won’t save us from the problems we face

Sep 21, 2021

In this interview, Dr. Folashadé Soulé and Dr. Camilla Toulmin discuss with Nanjala Nyabola, a writer and researcher based in Nairobi, Kenya. Nanjala’s work focuses on the intersection between technology, media, and society. She is currently the Director of Advox, the digital rights programme at Global Voices. Nanjala has held numerous research associate positions including with the Overseas Development Institute (ODI), the Oxford Internet Institute (OII), and other institutions, while also working as a research lead for several projects on human rights broadly and digital rights specifically around the world.

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Productive Bubbles

Jul 28, 2021

Occasionally, financial speculation fastens onto transformational technologies that have the potential to create a genuinely new economy.

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The One-Earth Balance Sheet

Jul 23, 2021

Getting the whole spectrum of governments, academia and civil society to track “natural capital” would help create shared efforts toward solving shared problems like the climate crisis.

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Kandeh Yumkella: COVID-19 Has Helped People Understand the Vital Connection Between Energy and Health.

Jun 22, 2021

Dr Kandeh Yumkella is a development economist, founder and CEO of The Energy Nexus Network (TENN), a regional hub for sustainable energy solutions and serves as a Member of Parliament in Sierra Leone. Previously Dr Yumkella served as Under-Secretary-General and Special Representative of the UN Secretary-General for Sustainable Energy for All and founding chief executive officer for the Sustainable Energy for All (SE4All) Initiative (2013–2015). He also served as Director-General of the UN Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO, 2005–2013), mobilising global consensus for SDG7 and 9. He is a member of the High-Level Group of the Africa-Europe Foundation, co-chair of the Africa Europe Foundation Strategy Group on Energy, and member of various international advisory bodies, boards, and commissions.