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Raghuram Rajan: Climate Action and Continued Globalization Joined at the Hip (2022 Per Jacobsson Lecture)


October 19, 2022

Raghuram Rajan says deglobalization will make climate action much more difficult. (IMF photo)

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Amid growing calls to deglobalize the economy, Raghuram Rajan says not so fast. Rajan, a former Governor of the Bank of India and former IMF Chief Economist, delivered this year's Per Jacobsson Lecture, in which he argues that continued globalization is our best chance to tackle climate change. Transcript

Watch the webcast of the 2022 Per Jacobsson Lecture

RAGHURAM RAJAN is the Katherine Dusak Miller Distinguished Service Professor of Finance at the University of Chicago’s Booth School of Business.

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