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Jim O'Neill

Jim O'Neill

Writing for PS since 2008
120 commentaries
4 videos & podcasts

Jim O’Neill, a former chairman of Goldman Sachs Asset Management and a former UK treasury minister, is a member of the Pan-European Commission on Health and Sustainable Development.

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  1. Sell in May and Go Away?
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    Sell in May and Go Away?

    May 16, 2023 Jim O'Neill thinks the financial forecast remains cloudy with a chance of renewed inflationary pressures.

  2. A BRICS Threat to the Dollar?
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    A BRICS Threat to the Dollar?

    Apr 13, 2023 Jim O'Neill thinks renewed speculation about alternative currency arrangements is generally misplaced.

  3. The Inflation Picture Gets Murkier
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    The Inflation Picture Gets Murkier

    Mar 9, 2023 Jim O'Neill parses recent economic indicators to consider whether a soft landing is still possible.

  4. Could These Two Trends Save Britain?
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    Could These Two Trends Save Britain?

    Feb 7, 2023 Jim O'Neill sees a pair of economic developments that could deliver a welcome surprise – if policymakers pay attention.

  5. A Better Year for Stock Markets?
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    A Better Year for Stock Markets?

    Jan 13, 2023 Jim O'Neill homes in on some new reasons to believe that equity prices will bounce back in 2023.

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    Revisiting the Behavioral Revolution in Economics

    Antara Haldar assesses the legacy of the intellectual challenge to the view that rational self-interest guides our actions.
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    New AI Germ Busters Can Also Bust Unions

    Yanis Varoufakis shows how an AI-driven biomedical breakthrough could rob workers of what little power they have left.
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    Globalization’s Warring Narratives

    Harold James examines the analytical disagreements that are hampering management of an unavoidable phenomenon.
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    The Digital Economy’s New Monetary Imperative

    Piroska Nagy Mohácsi

    In a rapidly digitalizing world, central banks are staring down a future in which they may lack the tools necessary to manage crises, and in which they may no longer be able to protect their monetary sovereignty. They should recognize that digital currency is a source of institutional salvation.

    thinks governments must embrace central bank digital currencies or risk a fundamental loss of control.
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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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