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John W. McArthur

John W. McArthur

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John W. McArthur is Senior Fellow and Director of the Center for Sustainable Development at the Brookings Institution.

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  1. Let the Great Transition Begin
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    Let the Great Transition Begin

    Jan 7, 2021 Zia Khan & John W. McArthur urge world leaders to focus on building a new post-crisis future, rather than returning to the status quo ante.

  2. Lessons From an Age of Progress
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    Lessons From an Age of Progress

    Mar 17, 2017 John W. McArthur applies insights from the Millennium Development Goals to current global development efforts.

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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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    German Deindustrialization Is Still Looming

    Dalia Marin looks beyond surprisingly strong recent indicators and sees a cliff edge ahead for the country’s exporters.
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    America’s Widening Productivity Gap

    Michael Spence & Belinda Azenui

    Amid labor-supply constraints and economic shocks, the case for productivity-boosting interventions is clear. Unless US policymakers use a combination of investment and incentives to reverse negative productivity trends, the US will achieve modest growth, at best.

    urge policymakers to pursue interventions aimed at reducing supply constraints in the non-tradable sector.
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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 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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