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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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    Could These Two Trends Save Britain?

    Jim O'Neill sees a pair of economic developments that could deliver a welcome surprise – if policymakers pay attention.
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    The Fed’s Climate Complacency

    Mark Cliffe warns that the US central bank’s approach to climate risk falls woefully short of what is needed.
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    Europe at Debt’s Door

    Hans-Werner Sinn warns that the European Commission's borrowing plans endanger the EU's stability and the single currency.
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    Stealing Russia

    Anders Åslund shows how the war is redistributing massive wealth and resources to President Vladimir Putin and his cronies.
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    Sergei Guriev on Putin, populism, Chinese repression, and more

    Sergei Guriev assesses the strength of the Russian president’s grip on power, predicts that Xi Jinping’s embrace of personalist rule will lead to policy missteps, urges the West to pursue a strategy of “adversarial engagement” toward modern dictators, and more.
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    Tipping the Scales in Myanmar’s Civil War

    Thitinan Pongsudhirak argues that, like Ukraine’s defenders, the country’s armed opposition deserves international support.
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    Educating the World’s Children of Conflict

    Jan Egeland highlights three key principles for ensuring the safety and well-being of traumatized boys and girls.
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    What’s Wrong with ChatGPT?

    Daron Acemoglu & Simon Johnson

    Artificial intelligence is being designed and deployed by corporate America in ways that will disempower and displace workers and degrade the consumer experience, ultimately disappointing most investors. Yet economic history shows that it does not have to be this way.

    worry that the technology will be deployed to replace, rather than empower, humans.
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    Preparing Now for the Next Health Emergencies

    Mamta Murthi urges governments to invest in resilient systems of prevention and care to soften the blow of future crises.

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