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Richard Dobbs

Richard Dobbs

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Richard Dobbs is a director of the McKinsey Global Institute and co-author of No Ordinary Disruption: The Four Global Forces Breaking All the Trends.

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  1. Managing the Age of Disruption
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    Managing the Age of Disruption

    Jun 5, 2015 Richard Dobbs, et al. advise firms on how to thrive amid unprecedented economic transformation.

  2. The Global Obesity Threat
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    The Global Obesity Threat

    Apr 2, 2015 Richard Dobbs & Boyd Swinburn warn that rising obesity rates are not just a health concern, but a threat to the world economy.

  3. When Easy Money Ends

    When Easy Money Ends

    Jan 28, 2014 Richard Cooper & Richard Dobbs examine how the end of quantitative easing will affect different economic actors.

  4. Myanmar’s Moment?
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    Myanmar’s Moment?

    Jun 7, 2013 Martin Neil Baily & Richard Dobbs

  5. China’s E-Tail Revolution
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    China’s E-Tail Revolution

    May 14, 2013 Richard Cooper & Richard Dobbs

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    Europe’s Climate Quandary

    Jean Pisani-Ferry assesses the inevitable trade-offs the European Union must confront in achieving its clean-energy targets.
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    Governing the Unknown

    Kaushik Basu suggests a few principles to guide policymakers as they try to keep up with rapidly advancing technologies.
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    Fast-Tracking a Lassa Fever Vaccine

    Oyeronke Oyebanji outlines what West African governments can learn from the development and distribution of the COVID-19 jab.
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    Climate Science Beats Climate Fatalism

    Carl-Friedrich Schleussner, et al. show that the more ambitious 1.5º target for global warming is still feasible – and more necessary than ever.
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    Turkey’s Pragmatic Islamist

    Shlomo Ben-Ami expects Recep Tayyip Erdoğan’s latest electoral victory to have little impact on Turkish foreign policy.
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    Poland's Electoral Inquisition

    Sławomir Sierakowski decries a new law designed to disqualify opposition candidates from running in this year's general election.
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    Western Industrial Policy and International Law

    Joseph E. Stiglitz

    With recent landmark legislation to support decarbonization and innovation, the United States is making up for lost time after its failed 40-year experiment with neoliberalism. But if it is serious about embracing a new paradigm, it will need to do more to help bring the rest of the world along.

    explains how to minimize the political risks of new spending packages in the US and Europe.
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    The IMF’s Turn to Lead on Climate

    Rakesh Mohan, et al. explain how the International Monetary Fund can best support green investment where it is needed the most.
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    If Trump Returns

    Joseph S. Nye, Jr.

    What would a second Donald Trump presidency mean for US foreign policy and the world? While the man himself is unpredictable, his first term and his behavior since losing re-election in 2020 offer plenty of clues, none of which will be comforting to America's allies.

    considers the implications of the 2024 presidential election for America's foreign policy and global standing.

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