Insights & Publications

Employment & Growth

report | McKinsey Global Institute

How advancing women’s equality can add $12 trillion to global growth

September 2015—A new McKinsey Global Institute report finds that $12 trillion could be added to global GDP by 2025 by advancing women’s equality. The public, private, and social sectors will need to act to close gender gaps in work and society.more

  • includes:

Editor's choice


Economic Conditions Snapshot, September 2015: McKinsey Global Survey results

September 2015—Executives’ views deteriorate amid rising concerns over volatility and expectations for only modest growth in China.more

IandP_CDP_Shifting tides_1536x1536_Thumbnail

Shifting tides: Global economic scenarios for 2015–25

September 2015—Are we in for a bumpy ride? How bumpy? And for how long?more


Economic Conditions Snapshot, June 2015: McKinsey Global Survey results

June 2015—Emerging-market optimism dwindles, while respondents’ expectations for the future of their own economies and the global economy remain modest.more

report | McKinsey Global Institute

A window of opportunity for Europe

June 2015—The region could achieve economic growth of 2 to 3 percent annually by undertaking supply-side reforms and boosting investment and job-creation efforts.more

report | McKinsey Global Institute

Connecting talent with opportunity in the digital age

June 2015—Online talent platforms are increasingly connecting people to the right work opportunities. By 2025 they could add $2.7 trillion to global GDP, and begin to ameliorate many of the persistent problems in the world’s labor markets.more

  • includes:

Confronting big economic challenges

April 2015—Nobel Prize–winning economist Michael Spence discusses how increased structural flexibility could encourage stronger global economic growth.more

  • includes:
report | McKinsey Global Institute

How a private-sector transformation could revive Japan

March 2015—With its working-age population shrinking, Japan will need to focus on productivity as never before. A major private-sector initiative to accelerate productivity growth could create a “fourth arrow” of economic reform.more

article | McKinsey Quarterly

Japan: Lessons from a hyperaging society

March 2015—The country’s population, already the world’s oldest, is aging quickly. Companies in Europe, North America, and Asia can learn from its experience.more


Economic Conditions Snapshot, March 2015: McKinsey Global Survey results

March 2015—While global views hold steady, executives report continued worries over geopolitical instability and emergent issues in the eurozone. Those in China are glummer than most about conditions at home.more

book excerpt

Manufacturing growth through resource productivity

March 2015—Resource productivity should be a top priority for manufacturers. This excerpt from a new book presents five core beliefs to drive growth by becoming leaner and greener.more

interview | McKinsey Global Institute

How Asia can boost productivity and economic growth

March 2015—Growth in China and other parts of Asia will depend on skills training, more process mechanization, and better resource use, says McKinsey director Jonathan Woetzel.more

  • includes:

The outlook for global growth in 2015

March 2015—Despite tempered expectations, most forecasters see strong growth ahead, accelerating in 2016. As our Global Economics Intelligence team reports, executives are focusing on divergent opportunities.more

About this content

The material on this page draws on the research and experience of McKinsey consultants and other sources. To learn more about our expertise, please visit the McKinsey Global Institute, Public Sector Practice.