Americas

Article

Looking behind the numbers for US stock indexes

– Record-high equity markets are prompting worries that stocks are overpriced. But a closer look finds that the market’s current... value may not seem so extreme.
Article

How US state governments can improve customer service

– A McKinsey Center for Government survey finds that Americans are often dissatisfied with state services—and identifies significant... opportunities for improvement.
Survey

More Americans feel financially secure, but they’ve learned new shopping habits

– Our latest annual Consumer Sentiment Survey, which now includes 28,000 shoppers in 29 countries, revealed surprising trends with... implications for US retailers and consumer-product manufacturers.
Article - McKinsey Quarterly

Shaking up the leadership model in higher education

– Economic pressures, digital disruption, and rising job complexity are prompting universities to seek more “outsider”... leaders for their top jobs.
Article

The future of healthcare: Finding the opportunities that lie beneath the uncertainty

– Healthcare is a dynamic industry with significant opportunity, but cost concerns, uncertainty, and complexity can also make it... an unnerving one. Substantial upside exists for players that can deliver value-creating solutions and thrive under uncertainty.
Interview

Dan Doctoroff on how we’ll realize the promise of urban innovation

– To prepare cities for the future, we need to develop and deploy the services that will power them. It will take political courage,... foresight, and coordination.
Report

An efficient operating model for US regional banks

– To break out of a performance rut, US regional banks must fundamentally redesign and simplify their operating models.
Report

Drivers of student performance: Insights from North America

– Our analysis of OECD PISA results from North America highlights four insights on student mindsets, teaching practices, instructional... time, and early childhood education.
Article

The best of times, the worst of times: North American asset management

– A broad redistribution of value in North American asset management is creating fundamentally new pools of value and altering competitive... dynamics.
Report

Women in the food industry

– Where does the sector stand when it comes to gender equality? We look closely at employee experiences as well as policies and... programs the industry has implemented to promote diversity.
Report

Drivers of student performance: Insights from Europe

– We analyzed OECD PISA results from Europe. What did we learn about student mindsets, teaching practices, and technology?