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A Recovery with a Human Face? Summary of a UN E-Discussion

31 Pages Posted: 17 Apr 2012  

Isabel Ortiz

United Nations - International Labour Organization (ILO); Initiative for Policy Dialogue

Louise Moreira Daniels

United Nations - Children's Fund (UNICEF); CUNY Brooklyn College

Date Written: February 14, 2012

Abstract

This paper presents a summary of a UN e-discussion on a socially-responsive recovery. Contributors include Nobel Laureate Paul Krugman, former UN Under-Secretary-General José Antonio Ocampo and many other prominent global thinkers from academia and civil society, including Sir Richard Jolly, Dani Rodrik, Nora Lustig, Martin Khor, Duncan Green, Ha- Joon Chang and Nouriel Roubini, among others. Contents: (i) a chronology of the crisis, (ii) distributional impacts: winners and losers of the global economic crisis, (iii) employment and wages, (iv) food prices, (v) debt and fiscal space for socio-economic recovery, (vi) a Green New Deal?, (vii) retrogression in human rights, (viii) ideology and the crisis and (ix) the need for equitable policies.

Keywords: crisis impacts, socio-economic recovery

JEL Classification: E60, H00, I31, O19

Suggested Citation

Ortiz, Isabel and Moreira Daniels, Louise, A Recovery with a Human Face? Summary of a UN E-Discussion (February 14, 2012). Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2040811 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.2040811

Isabel Ortiz (Contact Author)

United Nations - International Labour Organization (ILO) ( email )

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Initiative for Policy Dialogue ( email )

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Louise Moreira Daniels

United Nations - Children's Fund (UNICEF) ( email )

P. O. Box 4884
New York, NY
United States

CUNY Brooklyn College ( email )

2900 Bedford Avenue
Brooklyn, NY 11210
United States

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