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The rise and rise of the global balance sheet: How productively are we using our wealth?

– Net worth has tripled since 2000, but the increase mainly reflects valuation gains in real assets, especially real estate, rather than investment in productive assets that drive our economies.

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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.

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.

Forward Thinking on economic recovery and gender equality with Laura Tyson

– In addition to the moral argument, the former White House economic adviser explains that gender diversity is “a matter of human... capital. It’s a matter of talent. It’s a matter of the evidence mounting over time.”

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.
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