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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. Globalization Is Greener
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    Globalization Is Greener

    May 16, 2023 Olivia White & Mekala Krishnan explain why cross-border flows and supply chains are essential to achieving the world’s climate goals.

  2. 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.

  3. 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.

  4. 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.

  5. 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.

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    America’s Childcare Is Unfit for the Postmodern Age

    Bruce Ackerman urges US President Joe Biden to put universal preschool at the center of his re-election campaign.
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    History Already Tells Us the Future of AI

    Daron Acemoglu & Simon Johnson find policy lessons for the 2020s in the work of the early-nineteenth-century economist David Ricardo.
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    Trump and the Risk of a US Debt Default

    William L. Silber thinks the former president would be even more reckless if awarded another term this year.
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    Europe’s Red Tape Is Helping Russia

    Laurence Boone & Nicu Popescu

    The European Union’s cumbersome and narrowly defined regulations for public procurement and spending are not simply inadequate; they are dangerous. They weaken the bloc’s ability to protect itself from a broad range of Russian hybrid attacks while prolonging Russia’s aggression in Ukraine.

    propose a European Defense Production Act to help fast-track processes for public procurement and spending.
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    What to Look for in Trump’s First Trial

    Eric Posner

    The intricate legal issues and colorful characters in Donald Trump's criminal trials will undoubtedly keep the media and the viewing public enraptured for months to come. But when it comes to the 2024 election, all that really matters is how the defendant appears to a narrow sliver of undecided voters.

    points out that optics, more than the law or the facts, will be what matters most for the election.
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    AI Holds the Key to Resilient Cities

    Justina Nixon-Saintil surveys the technology's foreseeable applications in promoting urban sustainable development.
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    How Risky Is Japan’s Monetary-Policy Normalization?

    Takatoshi Ito considers the implications of the central bank’s exit from negative interest rates and quantitative easing.
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    As Families Change, So Must the Safety Net

    Neha Bansal urges governments to implement policies that promote intergenerational integration and solidarity.
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    The Language of Political Control

    Robert Skidelsky views recent linguistic innovations as manipulative efforts to compel “correct” thought and perception.

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