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Featured Topics

Productivity, Competitiveness, and Growth

How and why economic output is changing for industries, sectors, and regions.

Labor Markets

The changing nature of work and its impact on companies, workers, wages, and well-being.

Financial Markets

Understanding how the global flow of money continues to evolve.

Urbanization and infrastructure

The built environment and its impact on people, businesses, and places.

Technology and Innovation

The role new tech plays in driving growth, shaping the economy, and affecting society.

Natural Resources

Examining climate change risk, natural capital, and commodity market trends.

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Forward Thinking on artificial intelligence with Microsoft CTO Kevin Scott

– How could AI help create jobs even in rural areas, and what would it take? In this podcast episode, Kevin Scott shares his ideas... with James Manyika.
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The trailblazing consumers in Asia propelling growth

– There’s more to consider than Gen Z. Powerful demographic forces are reshaping consumer behavior and causing large shifts... in consumption patterns in Asia.
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A new look at how corporations impact the economy and households

– We map the different ways in which the economic value that large companies create flows to households in OECD economies and examine... what has changed in the past quarter-century.
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Forward Thinking on measuring GDP and productivity with Diane Coyle

– “If you look back at episodes of these periods when there has been technical change, and some big cataclysmic event in the... economy, things end up being quite different a bit later.”
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How keeping health a priority is a prescription for European prosperity

– As Europe emerges from the pandemic, investing in health can not only save lives and build greater resilience but underpin economic... growth and prosperity.
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What’s next for consumers, workers, and companies in the post-COVID-19 recovery

– Many changes in business models and consumer behavior during the pandemic will stick, but action will be needed to ensure the... rebound is not uneven.
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Forward Thinking on the Bio Revolution with Jason Kelly and Dr. Michelle McMurry-Heath

– The leaders of Ginkgo Bioworks and the BIO organization discuss the future of biological technologies, from developing vaccines... faster to changing how we produce food.
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Forward Thinking on unemployment with Sir Christopher Pissarides

– The Nobel Prize–winning economist talks job loss and creation after the pandemic, plus what economic researchers should be addressing... today.
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Building a more competitive US manufacturing sector

– A fresh sense of urgency and new opportunities could give the sector momentum.
Report - McKinsey Global Institute

Will productivity and growth return after the COVID-19 crisis?

– Bold innovation by some firms under pressure of the pandemic could deliver a productivity dividend, but that depends on corporate... action broadening and robust demand.
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Five insights about harnessing data and AI from leaders at the frontier

– Four CEOs describe what goes into turning a world of data into a data-driven world.
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