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Why investors may need to lower their sights

– The forces that have driven exceptional investment returns over the past 30 years are weakening, and even reversing. It may be time for investors to lower their expectations.

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Urban world: The global consumers to watch

– Dramatic demographic shifts are transforming the world’s consumer landscape. Our new research finds just three groups of consumers are set to generate half of global urban consumption growth from 2015 to 2030.

MGI Essay Prize

March 2016—The McKinsey Global Institute has launched a global essay contest aimed at crowdsourcing solutions to one of Europe’s biggest political and economic conundrums: how to implement a pro-growth economic strategy that is both effective and that appeals to voters and policy-makers.

OUR PEOPLE

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James Manyika

Director, San Francisco

Jonathan Woetzel

Director, Shanghai

Our Data

Automation potential and wages for US jobs

In this data visualization McKinsey analyzes the detailed work activities for 750+ occupations in the US to estimate the percentage... of time that could be automated by adapting currently demonstrated technology.

How gender-equal is your country?

MGI examines gender equality across 15 indicators and 95 countries in this data visualization.

MGI IN THE NEWS

Reports issued by the McKinsey Global Institute are often cited in international media, and MGI authors frequently contribute to leading business publications.
Article - Financial Times

Middleweight cities to animate global growth

– We are currently living through the biggest mass migration from countryside to cities in human history. The global population... of cities is growing by 65m people annually—that’s the equivalent of 7 Chicagos a year, every year. Between now and 2025, we calculate that 440 cities in developing countries will generate nearly half of global GDP growth writes Richard Dobbs, James Manyika and Jonathan Woetzel in Financial times.
Article - Project Syndicate

A growth strategy for Europe

– Low oil prices, a more competitive euro exchange rate, and the European Central Bank’s judicious use of its full suite of... monetary-stabilization policies—not to mention the fact that the threat of Grexit has been averted, at least for now—provide a favorable backdrop for such ambitious reforms. Even the political environment may not be as inauspicious as is often believed: Despite the worrying rise of anti-European sentiment in many countries—especially those hit hardest by the crisis—there is a palpable yearning among Europeans to break out of the continent’s debilitating economic (and political) rut, write Hans-Helmut Kotz, Eric Labaye and Sven Smit in Project Syndicate.

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