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About MGI

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.

The McKinsey Global Institute (MGI), the business and economics research arm of McKinsey, was established in 1990 to develop a deeper understanding of the evolving global economy. MGI's mission is to provide leaders in the commercial, public, and social sectors with the facts and insights on which to base management and policy decisions.

MGI research combines the disciplines of economics and management, employing the analytical tools of economics with the insights of business leaders. Its "micro-to-macro" methodology examines microeconomic industry trends to better understand the broad macroeconomic forces affecting business strategy and public policy.

MGI's in-depth reports have covered more than 20 countries and 30 industries. Current research focuses on six themes: productivity and growth; the evolution of global financial markets; the economic impact of technology and innovation; natural resources; the future of work; and urbanization. Recent reports have assessed job creation, resource productivity, cities of the future, and the impact of the Internet.

The partners of McKinsey fund MGI's research; it is not commissioned by any business, government, or other institution.

The Lauder Institute at the University of Pennsylvania ranked MGI the number one private sector think tank in its 2015 Global Go To Think Tank Index, an annual report issued by the University of Pennsylvania Think Tanks and Civil Societies Program.

Leadership

MGI is chaired by Eric Labaye, and is led by McKinsey directors Jacques Bughin, James Manyika, and Jonathan Woetzel.

In addition, MGI regularly solicits input from a group of seven McKinsey directors who make up the MGI Council. The Council’s role is to help MGI shape its research agenda, lead high-impact research, and disseminate the findings to decision makers around the world.

Project teams are led by a group of senior fellows and include consultants from McKinsey's offices around the world. These teams draw on McKinsey's global network of partners and industry and management experts.

Academic advisors

MGI works with leading economists, including Nobel laureates, who act as advisors to MGI projects.

Our People

Jacques Bughin

MGI Director and Senior Partner, Brussels

James Manyika

MGI Director and Senior Partner, San Francisco

Jonathan Woetzel

MGI Director and Senior Partner, Shanghai

25 years of insights

Happy birthday, McKinsey Global Institute

– MGI has gathered and analyzed data, developed insights, and helped leaders make sense of the most complex issues. Our infographic highlights the six themes that have dominated our work.

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The next 25 years of the global economy

The next 25 years of the global economy

For MGI's 25th anniversary, New York Times columnist Thomas Friedman discussed the future of the world economy with panelists including Zoe Baird, president and CEO of the Markle Foundation, Steve Case, chairman and CEO of Revolution, Robert Steel, CEO of Perella Weinberg Partners, and McKinsey director Richard Dobbs.