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McKinsey Global Institute

MGI’s mission is to help leaders in the commercial, public, and social sectors develop a deeper understanding of the evolution of the global economy and to provide a fact base that contributes to decision making on critical management and policy issues.

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Global flows in a digital age

April 2014—The movement of goods and services, finance, and people has reached previously unimagined levels. Global flows are creating new degrees of connectedness among economies—and playing an ever-larger role in determining the fate of nations, companies, and individuals. To be unconnected is to fall behind.more

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A tale of two Mexicos: Growth and prosperity in a two-speed economy

March 2014—A modern, fast-growing, highly productive economy and a traditional, low-productivity one are pulling in opposite directions, reducing GDP growth and progress in living standards.more

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India’s path from poverty to empowerment

February 2014—India has made encouraging progress in reducing its official poverty rate. But the nation has an opportunity to help more than half a billion people attain better living standards.more

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Why every leader should care about digitization and disruptive innovation

January 2014–Digitization, automation, and other advances are transforming industries, labor markets, and the global economy. In this interview, MIT’s Andrew McAfee and McKinsey’s James Manyika discuss how executives and policy makers can respond.more

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QE and ultra-low interest rates: Distributional effects and risks

November 2013—Ultra-low interest rates, in part as a result of central-bank policies since 2007, have had a very different distributional impact on governments, corporations, financial institutions, and households.more

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Open data: Unlocking innovation and performance with liquid information

October 2013—Open data—public information and shared data from private sources—can help create $3 trillion a year of value in seven areas of the global economy.more

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Urban World: A new app for exploring an unprecedented wave of urbanization

September 2013—The growth of cities in emerging markets is driving the most significant economic transformation in history. MGI's new app, Urban World, available for free for iPad and Android tablet, offers an intuitive sense of how economic power will move as this urban expansion takes place.more

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