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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.

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 technology and political economy with Daron Acemoglu

– The influential economist connects the dots between artificial intelligence, productivity, wages, and inequality, and how to counterbalance... the impacts of automation.
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Financial data unbound: The value of open data for individuals and institutions

– Economies that embrace data sharing for finance could see GDP gains of between 1 and 5 percent by 2030, with benefits flowing... to consumers and financial institutions.
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Forward Thinking on China and artificial intelligence with Jeffrey Ding

– This researcher is making sure more AI information flows back from China to the West, and his insights are surprising.
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The economic state of Black America: What is and what could be

– Closing racial gaps across the economy is not only about righting historic wrongs. It is also about choosing a more dynamic future... and realizing the full potential of a massively underutilized source of talent, to the benefit of all Americans.
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Getting tangible about intangibles: The future of growth and productivity?

– Companies that master the deployment of intangibles investment will be well positioned to outperform their peers.
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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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