About Jan

Dr. Jan Mischke is a senior fellow at the McKinsey Global Institute (MGI), McKinsey’s business and economics research arm, based in Zurich. He joined MGI in 2010 to lead its work on competitiveness and growth in Europe, and on infrastructure broadly defined on a global basis. In addition to in-depth analyses of more than 10 countries and a series of reports on Europe, he has led global efforts on affordable housing, infrastructure, and manufacturing. Jan is a frequent speaker on those topics as well as on broader global trends. He has been a long-term member of the B20 taskforce on infrastructure.

Prior to joining MGI, Jan worked for 10 years as a consultant and associate partner with McKinsey. During that time, he gained broad exposure to the European market landscape. He served clients in 12 European countries in a broad range of industries, including telecoms, logistics, high tech, automotive, media, and financial services.

Selected published work

New insights into the slowdown in US productivity growth,” McKinsey Global Institute, March 2017

How to make every dollar of infrastructure investment go further,” Harvard Business Review, March 2017

The construction industry has a productivity problem - and here's how to solve it,” MarketWatch, March 2017

Reinventing construction through a productivity revolution,” McKinsey Global Institute, February 2017

Exploding myths about the gig economy,” Vox, November, 2016

Closing California’s housing gap,” McKinsey Global Institute, October 2016

Bridging global infrastructure gaps,” McKinsey Global Institute, June 2016

Secular stagnation and low investment: Breaking the vicious cycle—a discussion paper,” McKinsey Global Institute, April 2016

Moving Saudi Arabia’s economy beyond oil,” McKinsey Global Institute, December 2015

The infrastructure conundrum: Improving productivity,” McKinsey & Company, July 2015

A window of opportunity for Europe,” McKinsey Global Institute, June 2015

A dose of innovation to ease infrastructure strains?” McKinsey Quarterly, September 2014

Tackling the world’s affordable housing challenge,” McKinsey Global Institute, October 2014

Beyond Korean style: Shaping a new growth formula,” McKinsey Global Institute, April 2013

Infrastructure productivity: How to save $1 trillion a year,” McKinsey Global Institute, January 2013

Manufacturing the future: The next era of global growth and innovation,” McKinsey Global Institute, November 2012

French employment 2020: Five priorities for action,” McKinsey Global Institute, May 2012

Trading myths: Addressing misconceptions about trade, jobs, and competitiveness,” McKinsey Global Institute, May 2012

European growth and renewal: The path from crisis to recovery,” McKinsey Global Institute, June 2011

Beyond austerity: A path to growth and renewal in Europe,” McKinsey Global Institute, October 2010

Education

Swiss Federal Institute of Technology, ETH Zurich
PhD (Dr. sc.)

RWTH Aachen University
MSc, electrical and electronic engineering