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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. 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.

  2. 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.

  3. 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.

  4. 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.

  5. What Automation Means for the Gender Gap
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    What Automation Means for the Gender Gap

    Jun 13, 2019 Laura Tyson & Mekala Krishnan detail the findings of a new study identifying both opportunities and risks for women in a changing economy.

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    The Canary in the Inflation Coal Mine

    Jonathan D. Ostry explains why central banks should pay much greater attention to shipping costs.
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    The Crumbling Nuclear Taboo

    Beatrice Fihn urges countries to refrain from responding to Russia's nuclear threats with nuclear threats of their own.
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    The Trussonomics Warning

    Jason Furman explains why all policies intended to help one group must nowadays come at the expense of other groups.
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    The Kremlin’s Suicidal Imperialism

    Nina L. Khrushcheva argues that the illegal annexation of four more Ukrainian territories will handicap future Russian leaders.
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    What Caused the Ukraine War?

    Joseph S. Nye, Jr.

    Amid heated debates about the factors that led Russia to invade Ukraine on February 24, 2022, it helps to distinguish between deep, intermediate, and immediate causes. But while each can matter in their own ways, war need not be considered inevitable even when they are all present.

    considers the deep, intermediate, and immediate factors behind Russia’s invasion.
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    Why Businesses Misbehave

    Daron Acemoglu thinks narratives about heroic entrepreneurs and villainous tycoons are a distraction from what matters most.
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    J. Bradford DeLong on US inflation, redistribution, economic dogma, and more

    J. Bradford DeLong explains how the US Federal Reserve is undermining market and investor confidence, urges US Democrats to uphold supply-side progressivism, and proposes a straightforward approach to addressing the problems of distribution and utilization.
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    Helen Clark at Investing in Health for All

    Helen Clark delivers the closing keynote address at our October 2022 virtual event, Investing in Health for All.
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    Back to the Brink in Iran

    Amin Saikal explains why the regime may no longer be able to quell popular protest with force alone.

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