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James Manyika

James Manyika

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James Manyika is Chairman of the McKinsey Global Institute and a senior partner in McKinsey & Company’s San Francisco Office.

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  1. The Coming AI Spring
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    The Coming AI Spring

    Oct 14, 2019 James Manyika & Jacques Bughin highlight the huge potential benefits and the inevitable challenges arising from artificial intelligence.

  2. Solving the Productivity Puzzle
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    Solving the Productivity Puzzle

    May 9, 2018 James Manyika & Myron Scholes identify three outstanding features of the current version of the famous Solow Paradox.

  3. When Globalization Goes Digital
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    When Globalization Goes Digital

    Jun 24, 2016 Martin Neil Baily & James Manyika argue that a world in which flows of data outstrip flows of goods puts the US at a clear advantage.

  4. Putting Profits in Perspective
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    Putting Profits in Perspective

    May 27, 2016 Laura Tyson & James Manyika reckon with concerns that high profits among US firms are the result of anticompetitive practices.

  5. Job-Saving Technologies
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    Job-Saving Technologies

    Oct 15, 2015 Michael Spence & James Manyika are hopeful that innovations like online talent platforms will strengthen the labor market.

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    Europe Knows that Climate Action Is Vital to Global Security

    Josep Borrell reiterates the EU’s commitment to advancing mitigation and adaptation, at home and globally.
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    Will High Interest Rates Trigger a Debt Disaster?

    James K. Galbraith shows that renewed warnings about dangerous debt-to-GDP ratios are belied by history and recent experience.
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    Decarbonizing Our Food

    Anna Lappé & Patty Fong show that two of the sectors most relevant to climate change are more interlinked than many realize.
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    Water and the High Price of Bad Economics

    Mariana Mazzucato, et al. explain why new thinking is needed to address a crisis closely linked to climate change and biodiversity loss.
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    At COP28, Cities Will Show Us the Way

    Michael R. Bloomberg & Yvonne Aki-Sawyerr call attention to subnational efforts to drive climate-change mitigation and adaptation efforts.
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    Market Power Is Permanent, and Technological Competition Does Not Remove It

    Mordecai Kurz

    Rather than reducing concentrated market power through “disruption” or “creative destruction,” technological innovation historically has only added to the problem, by awarding monopolies to just one or a few dominant firms. And market forces offer no remedy to the problem; only public policy can provide that.

    shows that technological change leads not to disruption, but to deeper, more enduring forms of market power.
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    Poland’s Democratic Rebirth Pains

    Sławomir Sierakowski describes the rapid marginalization of the recently defeated Law and Justice party and its autocratic leader.
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    What Google and Facebook Owe News Publishers

    Haaris Mateen, et al. support laws requiring Big Tech to pay media companies for the content featured on their digital platforms.
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    The Legacy of Henry Kissinger

    Richard Haass

    The passing of America’s preeminent foreign-policy thinker and practitioner marks the end of an era. Throughout his long and extraordinarily influential career, Henry Kissinger built a legacy that Americans would be wise to heed in this new era of great-power politics and global disarray.

    reviews the life and career of America’s preeminent foreign-policy scholar-practitioner.

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