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Mekala Krishnan

Mekala Krishnan

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Mekala Krishnan is a partner at the McKinsey Global Institute.

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  1. Globalization Is Greener
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    Globalization Is Greener

    May 16, 2023 Olivia White & Mekala Krishnan explain why cross-border flows and supply chains are essential to achieving the world’s climate goals.

  2. The Anatomy of the Net-Zero Transition
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    The Anatomy of the Net-Zero Transition

    Mar 11, 2022 Mekala Krishnan describes the challenges, risks, and opportunities that will define the coming economic transformation.

  3. Emerging Economies Have a New Imperative
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    Emerging Economies Have a New Imperative

    Feb 11, 2021 Jonathan Woetzel & Mekala Krishnan explain why supply-chain resilience will remain a top priority after the pandemic has receded.

  4. Reducing Asia’s Climate Vulnerability
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    Reducing Asia’s Climate Vulnerability

    Feb 4, 2021 Mekala Krishnan & Yuito Yamada urge adoption of effective adaptation and mitigation measures to overcome global warming risks.

  5. Taking Climate Risk Seriously
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    Taking Climate Risk Seriously

    Jul 2, 2020 Hauke Engel & Mekala Krishnan urge firms and governments to consider the parallels between COVID-19 and the threat of global warming.

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    The Bretton Woods Institutions We Need

    Joaquim Levy, et al. explain how the International Monetary Fund and the World Bank can rise to current global challenges.
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    The World Cannot Afford to Ignore the Poorest Countries

    Indermit Gill & M. Ayhan Kose warn that a growing gap between the world’s haves and have-nots will undercut global goals.
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    The World Is Still on Fire

    Lawrence H. Summers & N.K. Singh

    For the last several years, world leaders have made big promises and laid out bold plans to mitigate the climate crisis and help the neediest countries adapt. At this year's World Bank/IMF Spring Meetings, they must demonstrate that they can fulfill these promises, rather than simply touting new ones.

    think policymakers need to get four things right to shore up the credibility of the international system.
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    Israel Must End the Gaza War

    Dennis Ross

    With the exception of the extreme right, no one in Israel wants to be stuck in Gaza, responsible for 2.4 million Palestinians, and facing a likely insurgency. Israel can end this war soon and save those hostages who are still alive, having demilitarized Gaza and set the stage for an alternative to Hamas.

    thinks the only strategic objective that matters is close – or close enough – to being met.
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    A Weak, Uneven Global Recovery

    Eswar Prasad & Caroline Smiltneks explain why domestic political divisions and inflationary pressures jeopardize current market optimism.
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    Will Cambridge Support Free Speech?

    Peter Singer examines the university’s ongoing case against Nathan Cofnas, a research fellow who advocates “race realism.”
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    Can China Get Out of Its Rut?

    China’s authorities have powerful economic-policy levers at their disposal to achieve their 5% growth target this year and put the economy on a more sustainable long-term growth path. But several trends – from the shift toward state capitalism to population aging to the loss of goodwill between Chinese and Americans – could thwart China’s ambition to join the ranks of high-income countries by mid-century.

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    China Stifles Its Own Debate

    Stephen S. Roach bemoans the transformation of the country’s most important platform for open dialogue into a schmooze-fest.
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    Leaving Africa’s Colonial-Era Currency Will Be Hard, But May Be Wise

    Peter Doyle considers how exiting the CFA franc zone could benefit Burkina Faso, Mali, and Niger, despite the challenges.

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