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  1. Interview with Professor Robert Gordon

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    Robert Gordon is the Stanley G Harris Professor of Economics at Northwestern University. His 2012 paper “Is US economic growth over? Faltering Innovation Confronts the Six Headwinds,” sparked intense debate over the trajectory of growth in both the US and across western developed economies. In February, Gordon published a paper...
  2. Replacing the dollar

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    Eswar S Prasad is a professor at Cornell University and a Senior Fellow at the Brookings Institution. His latest book, The Dollar Trap, published by Princeton University Press, explores the global monetary system, and the dominant role played in it by the dollar. Prasad explains that the dollar cannot for...
  3. What is the future of Fannie Mae?

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    The Prospector spoke to Douglas Duncan, the senior vice president and chief economist at the US Federal National Mortgage Association, which is commonly known as Fannie Mae. It is an organisation founded in the 1930s in response to the Great Depression, but is now a private company which acts in...

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