McKinsey Global Institute

Digital America: A tale of the haves and have-mores

– While the most advanced sectors, companies, and individuals push the boundaries of technology use, the US economy as a whole is realizing only 18 percent of its digital potential.


Closing California’s housing gap

– The McKinsey Global Institute provides a tool kit for fixing a chronic housing shortage in the world’s sixth biggest economy.

Independent work: Choice, necessity, and the gig economy

– The McKinsey Global Institute examines all the ways people are earning income, as well as the challenges independent work presents.

Lions go global: Deepening Africa’s ties to the United States

– Africa is the world’s second-fastest growing economic region, yet US engagement with the continent is lagging. There’s... an opportunity to change that.

The flow of trade: An interview with H. Ray Bingham

– As a director of companies such as Flextronics and Cadence, Ray Bingham has seen information reshape trade flows and globalization.... Here’s what he has learned from the experience.

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

– 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.

Game changers: Five opportunities for US growth and renewal

– Five catalysts can reignite the US economy—opportunities in energy, trade, technology, infrastructure, and talent development... can add hundreds of billions of dollars to annual GDP and create millions of new jobs by 2020.

Urban America: US cities in the global economy

– US cities dominate their host economy like in no other region and will continue to be important players in the urban world, contributing... more than 10 percent of global GDP growth in the next 15 years.

Building globally competitive cities: The key to Latin American growth

– Latin America's largest cities are under considerable strain. If their performance doesn't improve, they risk dragging down the... region's overall growth trajectory. To sustain growth, urban Latin America needs to emulate best-practice examples at home and around the world.

An economy that works: Job creation and America’s future

– To regain full employment—finding work for the currently unemployed and accommodating 15 million entrants into the labor... force this decade—the US economy will need to create 21 million jobs by 2020.

Growth and renewal in the United States: Retooling America’s economic engine

– To match the GDP growth rates of the past 20 years, the United States needs a 34 percent acceleration in productivity growth to... a rate not achieved since the 1960s.

Growth and competitiveness in the United States: The role of its multinational companies

– US multinationals represent less than 1 percent of all US companies, yet they contribute disproportionately to the US economy's... growth and health in many ways.