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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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    Carbon Credits Hold the Key to Combating Deforestation

    Roselyn Fosuah Adjei explains how nature-based offsets could help reduce emissions and benefit local communities.
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    Alexei Navalny Did Not Die for Nothing

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    The Russian opposition leader faced a dilemma that all dissenters in authoritarian states must grapple with: live in exile and fade into obscurity, or confront an oppressive regime and risk imprisonment and torture. Navalny’s choice – and the price he paid for making it – will inspire dissidents for generations to come.

    highlights the crucial role of political martyrs in inspiring resistance to oppressive regimes.
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    The Submergence of Emerging Markets

    Andrés Velasco worries that major middle-income economies are facing a prolonged slowdown, jeopardizing global convergence.
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    How AI Could Reshape Medicine

    Junaid Nabi highlights the new technology’s potential to transform how we diagnose, treat, and prevent diseases.
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    Making Bretton Woods Work for Africa

    Hippolyte Fofack envisions a reformed global financial architecture that provides equal access to long-term patient capital.
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    Making Sense of Society

    Michael Spence considers why a healthy civil society is crucial to good governance and inclusive prosperity.
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    Shock Therapy Killed Navalny

    Antara Haldar argues that while Vladimir Putin bears responsibility, so do the economic policies that put him in power.
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    Putin’s Silk Road Around Sanctions

    Robin Brooks & Simon Johnson urge Europe and the G7 to stop the re-export of Western goods to Russia from Central Asia and the Caucasus.
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    To Fight Climate Change, End Fossil-Fuel Subsidies

    Günther Thallinger & Ludovic Subran urge policymakers to recognize the true costs of a policy that harms the planet and does not help the poor.

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