Making it in America: Revitalizing US manufacturing

– The erosion of US manufacturing isn’t a foregone conclusion. The decade ahead—with increased demand, new technology, and value chain optimization—will give the sector a chance to turn around.

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The new dynamics of financial globalization

– Cross-border capital flows have fallen 65 percent since the financial crisis as global banks retrenched, but a more stable form... of financial globalization is emerging.

Do American workers feel they can ‘make it’?

– Whether people in the United States believe they can thrive economically in a digitally disrupted world depends strongly on the... amount of education they’ve attained, according to a new survey.

Here’s how to get the US economy to grow 3.5 percent or more

– The new administration can make a fresh start.

Closing California’s housing gap

– The McKinsey Global Institute provides a tool kit for fixing a chronic housing shortage in the world’s sixth biggest economy.

Independent work: Choice, necessity, and the gig economy

– The McKinsey Global Institute examines all the ways people are earning income, as well as the challenges independent work presents.

Can Latin America reignite growth by connecting with consumers?

– The region needs to build a more diversified and sustainable economic base, focusing on consumers as the pivotal driver of growth... both globally and at home.

Digital America: A tale of the haves and have-mores

– While the most advanced sectors, companies, and individuals push the boundaries of technology use, the US economy as a whole is... realizing only 18 percent of its digital potential.

Lions go global: Deepening Africa’s ties to the United States

– Africa is the world’s second-fastest growing economic region, yet US engagement with the continent is lagging. There’s... an opportunity to change that.

Brazil’s path to inclusive growth

– To raise incomes and living standards, Brazil must accelerate productivity growth. Building new connections with the rest of the... global economy could provide the opening to do just that.

The flow of trade: An interview with H. Ray Bingham

– As a director of companies such as Flextronics and Cadence, Ray Bingham has seen information reshape trade flows and globalization.... Here’s what he has learned from the experience.

A tale of two Mexicos: Growth and prosperity in a two-speed economy

– A modern, fast-growing, highly productive economy and a traditional, low-productivity one are pulling in opposite directions,... reducing GDP growth and progress in living standards.