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The World Economic Forum's Annual Meeting takes place in Davos, Switzerland from January 16-20, 2023.  This year’s theme is "Cooperation in a Fragmented World.".  The conference will explore 5 five key subject areas of importance to global cooperation.  M-RCBG faculty and affiliates are working at the center of these issues and are providing key research to tackle these crucial questions in line with M-RCBG’s mission to advance the state of knowledge and policy analysis on challenging problems at the interface of business and government..

Below you will find M-RCBG and Harvard panels and commentary from Davos / WEF 2023 as well as recent selected pieces from M-RCBG affiliates and further recent research and opinion from across Harvard on the focus issues of this years meeting.

Featured Panel
Global Economic Outlook: Is this the End of an Era? with Lawrence H. Summers - Co-Director of the Mossavar-Rahmani Center for Business and Government

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1. Addressing the Current Energy and Food Crises in the context of a New System for Energy, Climate and Nature
2. Addressing the Current High Inflation, Low Growth, High Debt Economy in the context of a New System for Investment, Trade and Infrastructure
3. Addressing the Current Industry Headwinds in the context of a New System for Harnessing Frontier Technologies for Private Sector Innovation and Resilience
5. Addressing the Current Geopolitical Risks in the context of a New System for Dialogue and Cooperation in a Multipolar World
More Harvard Perspectives Around "Cooperation in a Fragmented World"
1. Addressing the Current Energy and Food Crises

1. Addressing the Current Energy and Food Crises in the context of a New System for Energy, Climate and Nature

Food Security -

Former U.S. Treasury Secretary Lawrence Summers on the Economic Impact of inflation - Lawrence H. Summers and Edward Glaeser

Food insecurity is a bigger problem than energy - Megan Greene (Fmr. Senior Fellow)

Ask a Harvard Professor: What Can be Done About Food Waste? - Emily Broad Leib

Davos 2022: IMF's Gopinath on Global Growth, Fed, Food Inflation - Gita Gopinath

Energy & Climate -

COP 27 Debrief - Energy vs Climate – David Keith

Glimmers of movement, hope at COP27 – Rob Stavins

COP27: What Can Business Leaders Do to Fight Climate Change Now? – Peter Tufano (and others)

When Climate Collaboration Is Treated as an Antitrust Violation – Peter Tufano

Introducing the Salata Institute and the New Geopolitics of Energy – Joe Aldy, James Stock and Meghan O’Sullivan

A Framework for Business Action on Climate Justice - Jane Nelson

The World’s First Energy Crisis - Meghan O'Sullivan

Climate Before Trade – Dani Rodrik


2. Addressing the CInflation, Low Growth, High Debt Economy

2. Addressing the Current High Inflation, Low Growth, High Debt Economy in the context of a New System for Investment, Trade and Infrastructure

The Age of Inflation Easy Money, Hard Choices - Ken Rogoff

Higher Immigration or Higher Interest Rates for America? – Ricardo Hausmann


3. Addressing the Current Industry Headwinds

3. Addressing the Current Industry Headwinds in the context of a New System for Harnessing Frontier Technologies for Private Sector Innovation and Resilience

Regulatory Incentives for Innovation: The FDA's Breakthrough Therapy Designation – Amitabh Chandra

Regulatory considerations to keep pace with innovation in digital health products - Ariel Dora Stern

The Mayekawa Lecture: Institutional Innovation and Central Bank Independence 2.0 – Kenneth Rogoff

Are Transformational Ideas Harder to Fund? Resource Allocation to R&D Projects at a Global Pharmaceutical Firm - Joshua Krieger

Anticorruption, Government Subsidies, and Innovation: Evidence from China – Josh Lerner

Green Growth Opportunities – Ricardo Hausmann

The political reception of innovations - Jeffry Frieden


4. Addressing the Current Social Vulnerabilities

4. Addressing the Current Social Vulnerabilities in the context of a New System for Work, Skills and Care

Mandates Narrow Gender Gaps In Paid Sick Leave Coverage For Low-Wage Workers In The US – Daniel Schneider

Engaged Fatherhood for Men, Families and Gender Equality - Healthcare, Social Policy, and Work Perspectives – Hannah Riley Bowles

Work Hard Parent Hard: Gender and Work Life Conflict in the COVID-19 Pandemic - Ashley Whilians, Leslie A. Perlow, Kathleen L. McGinn & Alexandra C. Feldberg

An industrial policy for good jobs – Dani Rodrik

The Radius of Economic Opportunity: Evidence from Migration and Local Labor Markets - Richard Freeman

Tech layoffs show why managing growth can be so tricky for companies – Sunil Gupta

Have lower-income groups benefited more from increased government health insurance subsidies? Benefit incidence analysis in Ningxia, China – Winnie Yip

GEM22 - Panel Session 5: From Skills to Jobs - William Kerr & Peter Blair

Economic Shocks and Skill Acquisition: Evidence from a National Online Learning Platform at the Onset of COVID-19 - Asim Khwaja and Jamal Haidar

Building from the bottom up: what business can do to strengthen the bottom line by investing in front-line workers - Joseph Fuller


5. Addressing Current Geopolitical Risks

5. Addressing the Current Geopolitical Risks in the context of a New System for Dialogue and Cooperation in a Multipolar World

How to Start Regulating the Crypto Markets—Immediately - Tim Massad

Politically easier for China to get a European Covid vaccine rather than a U.S. one: Research fellow – Philippe Le Corre

Europe’s Fissures with China Deepen – Philippe Le Corre

Saudi Arabia Swings Toward Russia -  Edoardo Campanella https://www.hks.harvard.edu/centers/mrcbg/programs/growthpolicy/saudi-arabia-swings-toward-russia

China Series: Chinese Communist Party 20th Congress With Anthony Saich

Re-Thinking U.S. Policy on Engagement with Chinese Financial Institutions – Connie Friesen

Here’s how to tighten the oil spigot that finances Russia’s war without hurting the world economy – Catherine Wolfram

On the Design of Effective Sanctions: The Case of Bans on Exports to Russia – Ricardo Hausmann, Ulrich Schetter, Muhammed Yildirim