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Productivity, Competitiveness & Growth

Globalization in transition: The future of trade and value chains

– Global value chains are being reshaped by rising demand and new industry capabilities in the developing world as well as a wave of new technologies.

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Solving the productivity puzzle

– New research uncovers how three waves collided to create historically low productivity growth but finds the potential for it to... recover to 2 percent or more.

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.

What every CEO needs to know about ‘superstar’ companies

– The superstar effect is real, and in this new competitive environment, strategy matters more than ever.

Thomas L. Friedman: Why simple fixes don’t work anymore

– One-word answers are not enough in today’s complex world, when people have differing priorities as citizens, consumers,... and workers.

Navigating a world of disruption

– Global trends are creating ever-larger winners and losers.

China and the world: Inside a changing economic relationship

– As technology, capital, and flows of trade between China and the world have shifted, China's exposure to other countries has declined,... while the world's exposure to China has increased

Testing the resilience of Europe’s inclusive growth model

– The combination of six global megatrends is increasing the stress on Europe’s inclusive growth and the EU social contract.

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.

Solving the United Kingdom’s productivity puzzle in a digital age

– New research explains why the United Kingdom has been experiencing historically low productivity growth and what can be done to... return to long-run averages.

The power of parity: Advancing women’s equality in Asia Pacific

– Advancing women’s equality in the countries of Asia Pacific could add $4.5 trillion to their collective annual GDP in 2025,... a 12 percent increase over the business-as-usual trajectory.

Europe’s economy: Three pathways to rebuilding trust and sustaining momentum

– Europe has an opportunity to ensure that growth and well-being continue in the long term, and to strengthen trust in its institutions.
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