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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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    Can Private Hospitals Increase Access to Health Care in Developing Countries?

    Titir Bhattacharya & Tanika Chakraborty show how innovative insurance schemes can help low- and middle-income economies achieve universal coverage.
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    Tracking Ukraine’s Reconstruction Funds

    Wolfgang Fengler & Vladyslav Rashkovan show how digital tools can streamline the process, improve transparency, and provide accountability.
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    Slovakia’s Anti-Democratic Government Is Doubling Down

    Soňa Muzikárová warns that the assassination attempt in May has led the government to double down on illiberal reforms.
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    D-Day and the Threat of Total War

    Robert Skidelsky

    After eight decades of relative peace, the world is once again dividing into hostile economic and geopolitical blocs. The 80th anniversary of the invasion of Normandy offers a valuable opportunity to reflect on the principles we are willing to defend and the sacrifices we are prepared to make.

    thinks understanding the causes and consequences of past global conflicts is crucial to preventing another one.
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    The Dangers of a US Capital Inflow Tax

    Maurice Obstfeld worries that a little-known, highly costly method of deficit reduction is gaining political traction.
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    Europe’s Green Transition Requires More Skilled Workers

    Julie Beaufils urges policymakers to boost the attractiveness of technical vocations by expanding access to apprenticeships.
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    A Monetary and Economic Order Fit for the Twenty-First Century

    Ulrich Volz, et al. identify eight priorities to build a more resilient, inclusive, and sustainable global financial architecture.
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    Putting Africa on the Path to Prosperity

    Mohamed Ould Ghazouani & Ajay Banga

    Creating a world free of poverty on a livable planet hinges on boosting growth and creating jobs in Africa. At this week's G7 summit, leaders must focus on how they can help African countries achieve these goals, which will require a strategy based on five key priorities.

    urge the G7 to focus on the continent’s future, and on five priorities in particular, at this week’s summit.
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    Anatomy of a Massacre

    Shlomo Ben-Ami considers what the 1860 massacre of Christians in Damascus can and cannot teach us about preventing genocide.

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