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Jim O'Neill

Jim O'Neill

Writing for PS since 2008
118 commentaries
4 videos & podcasts

Jim O’Neill, a former chairman of Goldman Sachs Asset Management and a former UK treasury minister, is a member of the Pan-European Commission on Health and Sustainable Development.

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  1. The Inflation Picture Gets Murkier
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    The Inflation Picture Gets Murkier

    Mar 9, 2023 Jim O'Neill parses recent economic indicators to consider whether a soft landing is still possible.

  2. Could These Two Trends Save Britain?
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    Could These Two Trends Save Britain?

    Feb 7, 2023 Jim O'Neill sees a pair of economic developments that could deliver a welcome surprise – if policymakers pay attention.

  3. A Better Year for Stock Markets?
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    A Better Year for Stock Markets?

    Jan 13, 2023 Jim O'Neill homes in on some new reasons to believe that equity prices will bounce back in 2023.

  4. Things Can Only Get Better for the UK
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    Things Can Only Get Better for the UK

    Dec 21, 2022 Jim O'Neill sees little evidence to suggests that the UK economy’s underperformance will improve anytime soon.

  5. The World Cup and the World Economy
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    The World Cup and the World Economy

    Nov 21, 2022 Jim O'Neill explains what FIFA's quadrennial tournament reveals about the prospects for emerging-market countries.

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    America’s Industrial Policy Is Counterproductive

    Anne O. Krueger laments that the Biden administration is adding red tape to an inefficient subsidy program.
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    Who Gets Squeezed by Austerity?

    Christy Braham urges governments to reject calls for budget cuts and invest in the welfare of billions of vulnerable workers.
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    America’s Financial Regulatory System Is Still Broken

    Howard Davies

    When a bank fails in the United States, questions about who is to blame are often directed at many different regulatory agencies, because the system is complex and hard for outsiders to understand. In the wake of the collapse of Silicon Valley Bank, the case for an overhaul could not be stronger.

    laments that the post-2008 Dodd-Frank reforms left in place a framework riddled with structural shortcomings.
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    The Water Crisis Is a Vital Investment Opportunity

    Ambroise Fayolle & Henk Ovink calls for new thinking about how we value the planet’s most important natural resource.
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    PS Events: What Economics Is Missing

    PS editors present the What Economics is Missing event.
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    Hell in the Holy Land

    Carl Bildt fears that the stage is set for another major violent conflict between Israelis and Palestinians.
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    The Fed Must Not Flinch

    Michael R. Strain

    The failures of Silicon Valley Bank and Signature Bank are significant market events. But, given an overheated labor market and 1970s-like inflation, if the Fed cannot see the whites of the eyes of a systemic banking crisis, then it must move aggressively on the inflation front.

    urges the US central bank to continue raising interest rates, despite signs of financial-sector fragility.
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    Reimagining Development

    Andrew Sheng & Xiao Geng argue that grassroots engagement and social enterprise are crucial to achieving countries' aspirations.
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    What the World Bank Can Do About Climate Change

    Pinelopi Koujianou Goldberg explains how the institution can maximize its contribution to the global net-zero agenda.

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