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Jaana Remes

Jaana Remes

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Jaana Remes is a San Francisco-based partner at the McKinsey Global Institute.

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  1. The Stickiness of Pandemic-Driven Economic Behavior
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    The Stickiness of Pandemic-Driven Economic Behavior

    Jul 8, 2021 Anu Madgavkar & Jaana Remes highlight the potential productivity gains arising from post-COVID consumer, business, and policy trends.

  2. The Varieties of Consumer Revival
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    The Varieties of Consumer Revival

    May 5, 2021 Jaana Remes & Sajal Kohli explain why the post-pandemic recovery will most likely be marked by polarized spending patterns.

  3. Seizing the Health Opportunity
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    Seizing the Health Opportunity

    Jul 8, 2020 Jaana Remes & Katherine Linzer show how increased use of preventive measures can reduce disease and boost global prosperity.

  4. Latin America’s Missing Middles
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    Latin America’s Missing Middles

    Aug 21, 2019 Jaana Remes & Homi Kharas say new digital technologies could boost the region's flagging economic growth and make it more inclusive.

  5. Can Smart Cities Be Equitable?
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    Can Smart Cities Be Equitable?

    Jun 7, 2018 Homi Kharas & Jaana Remes explain how to prevent digitally-driven urban planning and services from fueling inequality.

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    Diplomacy Could Help Revive Democracy in Venezuela

    Roberto Patiño urges the international community to help ensure a free and fair presidential election in July.
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    The Specter of Neo-Fascism Is Haunting Europe

    Slavoj Žižek

    With mainstream parties and politicians already preparing to accommodate the far right following this month's European Parliament election, the axiom of post-World War II European democracy has been quietly abandoned. “No collaboration with fascists" is being replaced by a tacit acceptance of them.

    harbors no illusions about what the outcome of the European Parliament election means.
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    Can Private Hospitals Increase Access to Health Care in Developing Countries?

    Titir Bhattacharya & Tanika Chakraborty show how innovative insurance schemes can help low- and middle-income economies achieve universal coverage.
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    Tracking Ukraine’s Reconstruction Funds

    Wolfgang Fengler & Vladyslav Rashkovan show how digital tools can streamline the process, improve transparency, and provide accountability.
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    Slovakia’s Anti-Democratic Government Is Doubling Down

    Soňa Muzikárová warns that the assassination attempt in May has led the government to double down on illiberal reforms.
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    D-Day and the Threat of Total War

    Robert Skidelsky

    After eight decades of relative peace, the world is once again dividing into hostile economic and geopolitical blocs. The 80th anniversary of the invasion of Normandy offers a valuable opportunity to reflect on the principles we are willing to defend and the sacrifices we are prepared to make.

    thinks understanding the causes and consequences of past global conflicts is crucial to preventing another one.
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    The Dangers of a US Capital Inflow Tax

    Maurice Obstfeld worries that a little-known, highly costly method of deficit reduction is gaining political traction.
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    Europe’s Green Transition Requires More Skilled Workers

    Julie Beaufils urges policymakers to boost the attractiveness of technical vocations by expanding access to apprenticeships.
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    A Monetary and Economic Order Fit for the Twenty-First Century

    Ulrich Volz, et al. identify eight priorities to build a more resilient, inclusive, and sustainable global financial architecture.

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