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Trump at Davos: Trickle-Down American Engagement

| January 2018
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In many ways, the vision of American leadership within the global community of nations resembles a form of trickle-down theory.

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Why we need better central bank accountability

Why we need better central bank accountability

| June 2016
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As pundits debate whether the US Federal Reserve will raise interest rates again this summer or fall, we are reminded of just how much of the economy’s direction hinges on central bankers’ decisions.

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Preventing Corporate Human Rights Abuse: It’s Time for Government Action

| April 2014
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Each time we celebrate a bold move of a company, we do so precisely because embedding human rights in business practice is just that: a bold move, and still far from the norm.

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The Ethical Imperative of Curbing Corporate Tax Avoidance

| January 2014
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If the future of human rights is dependent on the capacity of the state to fulfill them, then one must focus on how the private sector interfaces with public values.

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Minding the Gap: Global Finance and Human Rights

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Although there now exists a large and growing body of literature and initiatives on finance and human rights separately, the integration of the two fields has so far been shallow and narrowly focused around a few key areas that are most easily comprehensible to those without specialist financial knowledge. Large swaths of the financial system […]

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Clean Trade in Natural Resources

| April 2011
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The resource curse impedes core interests of importing states, while the policies of these states drive the resource curse. These policies violate importing states’ existing international commitments.

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The Politics of Carbon Leakage and the Fairness of Border Measures

| December 2010
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It is possible to design fair border measures that address carbon leakage, are consistent with the leadership responsibilities of developed countries, do not penalize developing countries, and ensure that consumers take some responsibility for the emissions outsourced to developing countries.

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The Paradox of Partnership: Assessing New Forms of NGO Advocacy on Labor Rights

| June 2010
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Labor rights public-private partnerships are an important and growing phenomenon in corporate governance, even while they are sometimes used instrumentally by business for reputational reasons, and may ultimately fail to transform fundamentally the system they seek to redress.

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