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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 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.
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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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The consumer demand recovery and lasting effects of COVID-19

– The pandemic led to an unprecedented consumption shock across countries that upended long-standing consumer habits. But what happens... once the pandemic is over?
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The future of work after COVID-19

– The pandemic accelerated existing trends in remote work, e-commerce, and automation, with up to 25 percent more workers than previously... estimated potentially needing to switch occupations.
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COVID-19: Making the case for robust digital financial infrastructure

– The pandemic has been a tough, real-life stress test for government disbursement schemes, highlighting opportunities but also... gaps and vulnerabilities.
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Reskilling China: Transforming the world’s largest workforce into lifelong learners

– China’s next challenge is to transform education and skills development to deliver the talent needed for an innovative,... digitized, postindustrial economy.
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Nextdoor’s CEO on supporting communities through COVID-19

– The neighborhood app aims to create ‘strong weak ties’ during the crisis that help its neighbors persevere.
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Twelve highlights from our 2020 research

– These 12 charts distill some of the best research from the McKinsey Global Institute over the course of a year of shocks.
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