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Jim O'Neill

Jim O'Neill

Writing for PS since 2008
128 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. Is the Outlook for the Global Economy Still Bullish?
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    Is the Outlook for the Global Economy Still Bullish?

    Jan 22, 2024 Jim O'Neill considers whether less favorable inflation data changes the overall forecast for 2024 and beyond.

  2. The Inflation Challenge in 2024
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    The Inflation Challenge in 2024

    Dec 15, 2023 Jim O'Neill singles out some variables to watch in an otherwise uncertain global macro environment.

  3. Ending the UK’s Permanent Silly Season
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    Ending the UK’s Permanent Silly Season

    Oct 3, 2023 Jim O'Neill explains what it will take for any political party to restore hope in the country's long-term economic future.

  4. The G20 Wins the Group Battle
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    The G20 Wins the Group Battle

    Sep 13, 2023 Jim O'Neill thinks the premier global-governance body has taken the wind out of the sails of the G7 and the BRICS.

  5. Does an Expanded BRICS Mean Anything?
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    Does an Expanded BRICS Mean Anything?

    Aug 25, 2023 Jim O'Neill suspects that the group will continue to struggle to serve anything more than a symbolic purpose.

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    Europe’s Carbon Border Tax Advances the Fight Against Climate Change

    Jeffrey Frankel shows how the European Union’s carbon-price mechanism could encourage other countries to follow suit.
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    Africa Can’t Prosper Without Regional Trade

    Kingsley Moghalu argues that the continent has been missing a key ingredient of robust, sustained growth.
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    Divestment from Israel Will Not Bring Peace

    Anne O. Krueger argues that meeting protesters' demand would weaken US universities – one of America’s sources of strength.
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    The US-China Trade War Heats Up

    A spate of new US tariffs on Chinese goods has raised the specter of full economic decoupling between the world’s two largest economies. For many observers, the measures are not only misguided, but also counter-productive, with the potential to undermine economic dynamism, hamper climate action, and trigger geopolitical conflict.

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    The Indian Election and the Country’s Economic Future

    Raghuram G. Rajan

    Economically, India today feels like a place of limitless possibilities. But with only a narrow window in which to grow rich before it grows old, the policy decisions it makes today will have an outsize influence on its future prospects.

    worries that the country will squander its massive potential by trying to emulate China's growth strategy.
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    How Europe Can Get the Green Deal Done

    Simone Tagliapietra proposes EU-level measures that would help offset the negative distributional effects of climate policy.
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    Reckoning With a New Authoritarian Bloc

    Joschka Fischer considers the implications of a northern Asian alliance that exists primarily to challenge American hegemony.
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    Is Europe Too Big for Further Enlargement?

    Ana Palacio warns that even if candidates meet accession criteria, decision-making processes would need to be reformed.
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    The Sino-American Trade War Benefits China’s Competitors

    Arvind Subramanian warns that escalating protectionism, while dangerous, could end up helping developing countries like India.

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