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‘Superstars’: The dynamics of firms, sectors, and cities leading the global economy

– Is there a superstar effect? McKinsey Global Institute research uncovers the dynamics of superstar firms, sectors, and cities in the global economy.

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Testing the resilience of Europe’s inclusive growth model

– The combination of six global megatrends is increasing the stress on Europe’s inclusive growth and the EU social contract.
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Applying artificial intelligence for social good

– AI is not a silver bullet, but it could help tackle some of the world’s most challenging social problems.
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The promise and challenge of the age of artificial intelligence

– AI promises considerable economic benefits, even as it disrupts the world of work. These three priorities will help achieve... good outcomes.
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The future of work: Switzerland’s digital opportunity

– New technologies can give Switzerland’s economy a much-needed productivity boost, but bold digital transformation and skills... development are imperative.
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Outperformers: Maintaining ASEAN countries’ exceptional growth

– Almost half of the emerging economies that grew quickly and consistently in recent decades are in Southeast Asia. The challenges... now are to maintain that momentum as circumstances change and to curb income inequality.
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Notes from the AI frontier: Modeling the impact of AI on the world economy

– Artificial intelligence has large potential to contribute to global economic activity. But widening gaps among countries, companies,... and workers will need to be managed to maximize the benefits.
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Solving the United Kingdom’s productivity puzzle in a digital age

– New research explains why the United Kingdom has been experiencing historically low productivity growth and what can be done to... return to long-run averages.
Executive Briefing - McKinsey Global Institute

A decade after the global financial crisis: What has (and hasn’t) changed?

– The world economy has recently returned to robust growth. But some familiar risks are creeping back, and new ones have emerged.
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Smart cities in Southeast Asia

– Smart solutions can help cities across the region manage the next stage of growth.
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Rising corporate debt: Peril or promise?

– Corporate bond issuance has increased 2.5 times over the past ten years, creating a broader and deeper market in many countries.... But there are rising risks.
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Visualizing global debt

– See how the debt of 51 countries has evolved since 2000 in an interactive data visualization.
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