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Reimagining economic growth in Africa: Turning diversity into opportunity

– Africa’s economy downshifted over the last decade, yet half of its people live in countries that have thrived on the continent.... Africa has the human capital and natural resources to accelerate productivity and reimagine its economic growth, which is, more than ever, vital for the welfare of the world.
Podcast - McKinsey Global Institute

Forward Thinking on the brave new world of generative AI with Ethan Mollick

– “I really worry that people are not taking this seriously enough … this fundamentally is going to be a shift in how... we work and how we interact at a level that’s as big as anything we’ve seen in our lifetimes.” A leading business school professor talks about why he thinks the technology underlying ChatGPT is so transformative that he is betting his career on it.
Interview - McKinsey Global Institute

An approach to boosting US labor productivity

– In a virtual roundtable discussing the latest McKinsey Global Institute research, McKinsey leaders and industry executives explore... what it will take to achieve a potential $10 trillion boost to the American economy.
Report - McKinsey Global Institute

The future of wealth and growth hangs in the balance

– The past two decades have generated $160 trillion in paper wealth but sluggish growth and rising inequality. What comes next?
Podcast - McKinsey Global Institute

How to revive US productivity

– Boosting US productivity represents a $10 trillion opportunity. Here are strategies CEOs can implement now to lead the US to more... prosperity.
Podcast - McKinsey Global Institute

Forward Thinking on the rollercoaster of central banking with Hans-Helmut Kotz

– “A boring world might lead us to terrible stagnation, which we don't want. We need innovation in front of all the issues... we are dealing with.” A former central banker and economist talks about the difficult balances that need to be struck.
Podcast - McKinsey Global Institute

Forward Thinking on people on the move and the technological progress and productivity they bring with Dany Bahar

– Why are some countries rich and some poor? A leading economist finds the answer in the interactions of economies with the rest... of the world, through trade, capital flows, and—notably—migration. “I think that migration could be the key to economic development that we haven’t discovered yet,” he says.
Podcast - McKinsey Global Institute

Forward Thinking on ‘megathreats,’ ‘polycrises,’ and ‘doom loops’ with Nouriel Roubini

– “Let’s stop putting our heads in the sand like ostriches, pretending that problems don’t exist,” says... an economist noted for his early warning about the global financial crisis. “If you don’t address them individually and collectively, eventually they will overwhelm us.”
Podcast - McKinsey Global Institute

Forward Thinking on working at the interface of the environment and business with Justin Adams

– “I’m increasingly talking about the need to build a planetary restoration industry,” says a prominent investor... in sustainability. “This, to me, is one of the great industries that we need to be building together over the next decades, and indeed beyond—the next centuries.”
Report - McKinsey Global Institute

Rekindling US productivity for a new era

– Regaining historical rates of productivity growth would add $10 trillion to US GDP—a boost needed to confront workforce... shortages, debt, inflation, and the energy transition.
Podcast - McKinsey Global Institute

Forward Thinking on what deep history might tell us about today’s turbulent times with Alan Taylor

– A leading economist uses a historical lens to gain insights into the economic consequences of pandemics, likely trends in wealth... and globalization, and whether current economic turbulence signals the start of a new era.
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