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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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    Europe Must Clamp Down on Russian Oil Flows Through Turkey

    Martin Vladimirov urges policymakers to close the sanctions loophole that allows the Kremlin to sell fossil fuels to the EU.
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    Rebooting the Sustainable Development Goals

    John W. McArthur & Zia Khan urge political, business, and civil-society leaders to foster the big ideas needed to meet the 2030 targets.
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    Is Greece’s Six-Day Work Week a Harbinger?

    Pinelopi Koujianou Goldberg points out that the country is facing the same demographic problem as almost all advanced economies.
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    The Euro and Its Imperial Ancestors

    Victoria Gierok

    At 25, the euro has come of age at a time when European politics is tending toward fragmentation and a renewed emphasis on national sovereignty. To determine whether it will last, it helps to consult the history of earlier common-currency projects.

    draws lessons from earlier experiments with common currencies across disparate polities and economies.
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    Overcoming Political Short-Termism in Latin America

    Eric Parrado envisions independent institutions empowered to devise and implement long-term development-related policies.
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    Iran’s Economy Needs a New Deal with the West

    Djavad Salehi-Isfahani shows that pursuing sanctions relief is the only solution to the country's stagflation.
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    Africa’s Hobbled Hegemons

    Adekeye Adebajo

    In the face of regional turmoil, rising extremism, and heightened geopolitical tensions, Africa urgently needs strong leadership. But its two most significant regional powers, Nigeria and South Africa, are too constrained by domestic challenges to represent Africa’s interests effectively on the world stage.

    examines the causes of political and economic malaise in Nigeria and South Africa.
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    The US Needs a Techno-Industrial Strategy

    Liza Tobin & Addis Goldman outline a three-pronged approach that would entrench American leadership in advanced industries.
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    The Fed Should Not Cut Interest Rates Yet

    Michael R. Strain argues that declaring victory over inflation, while tempting, would be to misread current economic conditions.

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