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Susan Lund

Susan Lund

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Susan Lund is a partner at McKinsey & Company and a leader at the McKinsey Global Institute.

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  1. The Post-Pandemic Labor Market’s Long-Term Scars
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    The Post-Pandemic Labor Market’s Long-Term Scars

    Mar 17, 2021 Laura Tyson & Susan Lund warn that many of the lower-wage occupations displaced by lockdown restrictions are gone for good.

  2. America’s Uneven Future of Work
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    America’s Uneven Future of Work

    Sep 3, 2019 Laura Tyson & Susan Lund show how automation will affect workers across occupational, demographic, and geographic categories.

  3. The Blind Spot in the Trade Debate
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    The Blind Spot in the Trade Debate

    Mar 20, 2019 Laura Tyson & Susan Lund argue that a more accurate accounting of services flows is essential to understanding bilateral deficits.

  4. Work in an Age of Automation
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    Work in an Age of Automation

    Jul 12, 2018 Susan Lund & Eric Hazan examine which skills workers will need – and which will lose value – in the age of AI.

  5. Are We in a Corporate-Debt Bubble?
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    Are We in a Corporate-Debt Bubble?

    Jun 19, 2018 Susan Lund reports new findings on nonfinancial firms' growing liabilities and highlights the risks on the horizon.

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    When Voters Become Fans

    Kaushik Basu thinks deepening polarization has given the lie to a longstanding assumption about electoral politics.
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    Africa’s Responsibility to Protect Biodiversity

    Hailemariam Desalegn urges the continent’s leaders to unite behind a shared conservation agenda, beginning at COP15.
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    Resentment on the Western Front

    Sławomir Sierakowski thinks the Polish public needs a more open and honest conversation about refugees before resentment spirals.
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    Crypto’s Well-Worn Path to Crisis

    Xavier Vives writes that, despite the novelty of the assets, the narrative of FTX’s collapse was established long ago.
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    The Unavoidable Crash

    Nouriel Roubini anticipates a stagflationary debt crisis, owing to a dangerous combination of inflation and over-borrowing.
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    War Over Taiwan?

    Joseph S. Nye, Jr. considers whether a deterrence arrangement that has worked for 50 years is still sufficient.
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    The Contested Fed

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    By all accounts, central banks – particularly the Fed, because the dollar is still the world’s dominant currency – already act as investment authorities. But their recent bailouts have exacerbated economic inequality, and have done little or nothing to address climate change.

    reviews three books that, each in its own way, reveal a central truth about the world’s leading central bank.
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    The Economics of Mainstreaming Climate Action

    Jean Pisani-Ferry & Selma Mahfouz identify the risks and short-term costs associated with the energy transition over the next decade.
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    Killing Twitter

    Antara Haldar explains what Elon Musk fundamentally misunderstands about the platform – and about free speech.

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