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Selected Interviews and Op Ed Articles by Augusto Lopez-Claros


Below are links to selected interviews and Op Ed articles published in various newspapers and journals including The Wall Street Journal, The International Herald Tribune, The Financial Times, Vedomosti, Le Temps, Expansión, Les Echos, Journal de Montréal, Manichi Shimbum, Napi Gazdaság, etc.

Op Ed Articles:

  • World Bank Report Highlights Female Discrimination (Financial Times, 25 October 2016);
    The Best and Worst Places to Do Business Around the World (Wall Street Journal, 25 October 2016);
    Doing Business (The Economist, 4 November 2016, print edition, p. 81) – [pdf]
  • A Korrupció Erkölcsi Dimenziói (The Moral Dimensions of Corruption) (op-ed page of Hungarian business daily, Napi Gazdaság, 26 November 2014) – [pdf] (an English version dated 24 November 2014 may be found at the World Bank Group blog at Future Development: Economics to End Poverty).
  • Megszorítás vs. Fiskális Ösztönzés: Hamis Dilemma? (Austerity vs. Fiscal Stimulus: A False Dilemma?) (op-ed page of Hungarian business daily, Napi Gazdaság, 7 Október 2014) – [pdf] (an English version dated 23 September 2014 may be found at the World Bank Group blog at Future Development: Economics to End Poverty).
  • La Base de la Prosperidad: los factores, las políticas y las instituciones que impulsan el desarrollo (Foreign Policy Edición Española, Mayo–Abril 2010) – [pdf]
  • Der Internationale Währungsfonds hat die Reaktion der Märkte unterschätzt (The International Monetary Fund Has Underestimated the Reaction of the Markets) (Börsen-Zeitung, 11June 2009) – [pdf German][pdf Engish]
  • Los Retos del Desarrollo Sostenible (The Challenges of Sustainable Development) (Foreign Policy Edición Española, August-September 2008) – [pdf]
  • Is There a ‘Davos’ Economics? (October 2006) – [A4] [Letter]
  • Without Reforms, the Mideast Faces Revolution (International Herald Tribune, 8 April 2005) – [A4] [Letter]
  • Agricultural Policy in OECD Countries Due for Reform (November 2004) – [A4] [Letter]
  • Corruption Is Also a Challenge to Rich Countries (October 2004) – [A4] [Letter]
  • A Glimpse of 2020 (October 2004) – [A4] [Letter]
  • The Arab Countries and How to Create 100 Million Jobs (May 2004) – [A4] [Letter]
  • The IMF Is Not the Property of the Rich (International Herald Tribune, 16 March 2004) – [A4] [Letter]
  • Can Russia Ever Catch Up? (New Times, May 2003) – [A4] [Letter]
  • Drowning in a Sea of Debt (New Times, May 2003) – [A4] [Letter]
  • The Elusive Quest for Growth (New Times, April 2003) – [A4] [Letter]
  • The Risks and Rewards of BP’s Russia Gamble (Wall Street Journal, 17 February 2003) – [A4] [Letter]
  • Swapping Soviet Debt for Russian Progress (Wall Street Journal, 23 August 2002) – [A4] [Letter]
  • Bringing Stability to Russia (Financial Times, 18 December 2001) – [A4] [Letter]
  • We Don’t Want a Bailout, Just Support (Wall Street Journal, 26 June 1998) – [A4] [Letter]


The Ends & Means of Development
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  • Want Less Poverty in the World? Empower Women (Vox interview, 5 November 2018) – [pdf]
  • The Regulatory Stumbling Block: What Israel Needs to Help Encourage the Creation of a More Dynamic Private Sector (The Jerusalem Post Int., 23 June 2017)
  • Si un empresario ve frutos tangibles de sus impuestos, no dudará un instante en pagar lo que dicta la ley (El Mercurio, 13 November 2011) – [pdf]
  • Claves de la eficiencia económica mundial (Executive Excellence Newsletter, November 2011) – [pdf]
  • Competitiveness and Innovation in Turkey: Key Challenges (Bilgi Çağı, 20 November 2009) – [pdf]
  • India and the Global Economy (Economic Times of India, January 2004) – [A4] [Letter]
  • The Global Economy in 2004 (Berner Zeitung, 2 January 2004) – [A4] [Letter]
  • Is Latin America Falling Behind? (World Economic Forum, April 2006) – [A4] [Letter]
  • Unleashing Economic Reforms in the Arab World (World Economic Forum, 20 May 2006) – [A4] [Letter]
  • Women Need to Be at the Center of African Economic Revival (World Economic Forum, 31 May 2006) – [A4] [Letter]
  • The U.S. Current Account Deficit and Its Global Ramifications (an interview with Harvard professors Richard Cooper and Kenneth Rogoff, in The Global Competitiveness Report 2006-2007, World Economic Forum, Palgrave Macmillan, 2007*) – [Letter]