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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?
    Mercedes Benz's electric cars are provided for car sharing as part of a smart city project at Kashiwanoha YOSHIKAZU TSUNO/AFP/Getty Images

    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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    Putin’s Brezhnev Moment

    Aryeh Neier draws parallels between the regime’s ongoing crackdown on civil society and late Soviet repression.
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    Utopia or Bust

    J. Bradford DeLong considers our options for both expanding and effectively slicing the proverbial economic pie.
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    Germany’s Reckoning

    Helmut K. Anheier

    Germany is now grappling with a host of difficult questions about its place in the world, the nature of its politics, and its most cherished values. For a pacifist society in a new age of conflict and war, everything must change if things are to remain the same.

    traces the contours of the country's debate, triggered by the Ukraine war, about its strategic future.
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    Preempting a Generative AI Monopoly

    Diane Coyle urges policymakers to take steps to counter the anti-competitive implications of a rapidly emerging market.
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    Japan’s Strategic Imperative

    Joseph S. Nye, Jr. sees the country doubling down on its best option for ensuring national security and regional stability.
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    China’s Savings Conundrum

    Zhang Jun explains why – and how – the country must stimulate household consumption to achieve a robust recovery.
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    The Flight of the Inflation Hawks

    Though the US Federal Reserve’s first interest-rate hike of 2023 is smaller than those that preceded it, policymakers have signaled that more increases are on the way, despite slowing price growth. But there is good reason to doubt the utility – and fear the consequences – of continued rate hikes, on both sides of the Atlantic.

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    How to Transform African Agriculture

    Safia Boly & Omid Kassiri identify four principles that could help governments across the continent boost food security.
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    Making Ukrainian Victory Possible

    Josep Borrell explains why continued military support and other forms of assistance remain critical.

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