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Climate risk and response: Physical hazards and socioeconomic impacts

– How could Earth’s changing climate impact socioeconomic systems across the world in the next three decades? A yearlong, cross-disciplinary research effort at McKinsey & Company provides some answers.

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Digital globalization: The new era of global flows

– Soaring flows of data and information now generate more economic value than the global goods trade.

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.

COVID-19 has revived the social contract in advanced economies—for now. What will stick once the crisis abates?

– Massive government spending has sought to shield individuals from the economic consequences of the pandemic, reversing a long-term... trend of institutional pullback in the social contract.

Latin America’s missing middle of midsize firms and middle-class spending power

– Digital could help the region reboot inclusive growth and regain lost ground.

Three questions about emerging economies

– Four leading voices share their perspective on whether emerging markets will continue to drive growth, and how.

In pursuit of prosperity

– Why do some emerging economies grow rapidly while others languish? New research highlights the role of public policy, effective... government, and globally competitive companies.

‘Superstars’: The dynamics of firms, sectors, and cities leading the global economy

– Is there a superstar effect? McKinsey Global Institute research uncovers the dynamics of superstar firms, sectors, and cities... in the global economy.

How secure is the global financial system a decade after the crisis?

– Great strides have been made since 2008 to prevent a recurrence of the financial crisis and recession that followed. Yet there... is more debt than ever in the global financial system.

Outperformers: High-growth emerging economies and the companies that propel them

– Some emerging economies have grown much faster and more consistently than others. Underlying these success stories is a pro-growth... policy agenda and the standout role of large companies.

Notes from the AI frontier: Modeling the impact of AI on the world economy

– Artificial intelligence has large potential to contribute to global economic activity. But widening gaps among countries, companies,... and workers will need to be managed to maximize the benefits.

Where companies with a long-term view outperform their peers

– Our new Corporate Horizon Index provides systematic evidence that a long-term approach can lead to superior performance for revenue... and earnings, investment, market capitalization, and job creation.
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