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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.

Making it in America: Revitalizing US manufacturing

– The erosion of US manufacturing isn’t a foregone conclusion. The decade ahead—with increased demand, new technology, and value chain optimization—will give the sector a chance to turn around.

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Bridging infrastructure gaps: Has the world made progress?

– Despite increased spending and pockets of progress, infrastructure investment gaps remain.
Video - McKinsey Global Institute

Creating meaningful work and driving business success amid technological disruption

– What sort of workplace should we expect in future? And how can we shape it to produce more satisfying jobs and more healthy and... successful companies?
Executive Briefing - McKinsey Global Institute

Housing affordability: A supply-side tool kit for cities

– Global housing stock has not expanded quickly enough to keep up with a surge in demand, but cities can focus on three supply-side... solutions to make progress.
Report - McKinsey Global Institute

10 imperatives for Europe in the age of AI and automation

– Europe, while making progress, is behind the US and China in capturing the opportunities of artificial intelligence and automation.
Report - McKinsey Global Institute

What Southeast Asia needs to become a major player in artificial intelligence

– For artificial intelligence to take hold in Southeast Asia, the region needs more defined business use cases, better data ecosystems,... and more concerted talent-development efforts.
Podcast - McKinsey Global Institute

Financial globalization hits a more stable, inclusive stride

– After the global financial crisis, a number of countries stepped back from the world stage, choosing to instead focus on domestic... capital while being more selective about foreign investments.
Report - McKinsey Global Institute

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.
Commentary - McKinsey Global Institute

Do American workers feel they can ‘make it’?

– Whether people in the United States believe they can thrive economically in a digitally disrupted world depends strongly on the... amount of education they’ve attained, according to a new survey.
Video - McKinsey Global Institute

Fostering dignity through work

– Business can’t only be about driving shareholder value, says Allstate CEO Tom Wilson. A company also has to be able to create... dignity through work to support its employees.
Video - McKinsey Global Institute

The evolution of employment and skills in the age of AI

– As artificial intelligence alters work done in all manner of industries, companies and governments can help workers transition... by supporting incomes and facilitating skills training.
Report - McKinsey Global Institute

China’s digital economy: A leading global force

– China is already more digitized than many observers appreciate and has the potential to set the world’s digital frontier... in coming decades.

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