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The McKinsey Global Institute (MGI) has been named the number one private-sector think tank in the world in the 2016 Global Go to Think Tank Index Report published on January 26, 2017 by the Think Tank and Civil Society Program at the Lauder Institute, University of Pennsylvania. This is the second year in a row that MGI has been awarded this top spot in the global ranking.

LATEST RESEARCH

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.

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.

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FEATURED RESEARCH

Stimulating digital adoption in Germany

– Germany needs to do more to harness the potential of new digital and automation technologies to make the most of its strong competitive position, as the world moves further into the digital age.

The power of parity: Advancing women’s equality in Canada

– Canada, a global leader on gender equality, has seen progress stall over the past 20 years. Further tapping into women’s potential could reenergize Canada’s economy and its businesses.

A new emphasis on gainful employment in India

– As India’s labor market shifts, it is time to focus on improved quality of work and the income derived from it, not simply the number of jobs being lost or created.

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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 - Brookings

Reforming the African Union: The vital challenge of implementation

– The McKinsey Global Institute finds a huge economic and business opportunity within Africa, but one that can only be fully mined... if the continent’s current fragmentation is overcome and its institutions work to improve their governance and performance, writes Acha Leke in Brookings Africa in Focus.
Article - Harvard Business Review

We can't undo globalization, but we can improve it

– While the impulse to erect trade barriers is understandable, it is not the way to create lasting growth and shared prosperity,... write Gary Pinkus, James Manyika and Sree Ramaswamy in Harvard Business Review.

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