Americas

Report - McKinsey Global Institute

Making it in America

– The United States needs to regain its competitive edge in manufacturing while also grappling with its two-tiered labor market and finding ways to make economic growth more inclusive.

NO ORDINARY DISRUPTION

Book Excerpt - McKinsey Global Institute

The four global forces breaking all the trends

– The world economy’s operating system is being rewritten. In this exclusive excerpt from the new book No Ordinary Disruption, its authors explain the trends reshaping the world and why leaders must adjust to a new reality.

MORE INSIGHTS

Article

How US state governments can improve customer service

– A McKinsey Center for Government survey finds that Americans are often dissatisfied with state services—and identifies significant... opportunities for improvement.
Report

What drives student performance in Latin America?

– Our analysis of OECD PISA results from the region offers five findings on student mindsets, teaching practices, technology, instructional... hours, and early childhood education.
Report - McKinsey Global Institute

The new dynamics of financial globalization

– Cross-border capital flows have fallen 65 percent since the financial crisis as global banks retrenched, but a more stable form... of financial globalization is emerging.
Commentary - McKinsey Global Institute

Do American workers feel they can ‘make it’?

– Whether people in the United States believe they can thrive economically in a digitally disrupted world depends strongly on the... amount of education they’ve attained, according to a new survey.
Report - McKinsey Global Institute

New insights into the slowdown in US productivity growth

– Can the productivity puzzle be solved? Fresh analysis examines the issue and highlights opportunities for companies and policy... makers to act on.
Interview

Using data to improve customer experience in passport services

– The head of operations for the US State Department’s Passport Services Directorate discusses how her team finds creative... ways to use sometimes-imperfect customer data to improve the passport-application experience.
Book Excerpt

Agility in US national security

– Even the world’s largest bureaucracy can learn to dance. This excerpt from a new book published by Aspen Strategy Group... suggests how.
Article

Are US consumers feeling greater financial security?

– Our latest survey suggests that consumer confidence is on the upswing.
Report

The Toronto-Waterloo Innovation Corridor

– Canada’s nascent technology supercluster in the Toronto-Waterloo region has the potential to become one of the world’s top innovation... ecosystems. This report examines how it can be achieved.
Article - McKinsey Global Institute

Here’s how to get the US economy to grow 3.5 percent or more

– The new administration can make a fresh start.
Report - McKinsey Global Institute

Can the US economy return to dynamic and inclusive growth?

– Slower economic growth in the United States has wrought a vicious cycle that has hobbled many American households. Targeted investment... and policy action could turn it around.